A favourite tradition at The Country Day School is the Grad Breakfast held on the last day of classes for soon-to-be graduates and their parents.
This tradition was started many years ago by a beloved and longtime faculty member Steve McCutcheon. Mr. McCutcheon felt that for parents and students alike, this is a poignant moment ripe with emotion and happy memories of walking their children to school on their first day, and the time-lapse that ensued to becoming the parent of a graduate.
It is at this moment that parents and teachers have an opportunity to look around and see what their children and students have become.
Throughout their CDS journey, we encourage our students to ask themselves the question Who Will You Be? Upon graduation, we trust that we have equipped them with the tools to be successful in whatever they have chosen to pursue next, and it is our hope that they will leave CDS with these qualities at their core:
• Lives life with balance and pursues their passion
• Is independent, confident and resilient, and perseveres in the face of setbacks
• Acts with integrity and honours their commitments
• Is a critical thinker and creative problem-solver who values lifelong learning
• Can be self-directed and collaborate effectively with others as needed
• Is adaptable and ready for the challenges of an ever-changing world
• Values diversity and seeks to understand others
• Is a relationship-builder who treats people with respect
• Actively participates in and enriches their community