An independent, co-ed day school for JK through Grade 12

What Is ‘Education With Balance’?

“Education with Balance” is more than just an idea—it's the cornerstone of everything we do. Recognizing the uniqueness of every student, their distinct strengths, interests, and passions, we reject the 'one size fits all' model of education. "Education with Balance" invites students to pursue what excites them.

From taking their first step onto the soccer pitch, to passionately leading a meeting in the Social Justice Club, CDS offers a rich landscape that extends far beyond traditional academics. Our community is a diverse mix of people, ideas, and opportunities designed to cultivate a sense of balance, transcending the confines of traditional academics and equipping students for life.

At the Country Day School, "Education with Balance" is not about doing everything, but about exposure to multifaceted opportunities within academics, athletics, arts, and leadership. These experiences have laid the foundation to our approach that creates adaptable, socially responsible, and successful individuals who are prepared to make meaningful contributions to society. Join us at CDS to begin your journey to discovering a life with balance for your child. 

Find out how our unique educational philosophy can help shape your child's future. Take the first step towards a more balanced life for them at CDS. 
At The Country Day School, our mandate is to equip students with what they need to be successful. We are committed to offering top academics, athletics, arts, outdoor ed, leadership skills, and character building opportunities, each as a priority, without compromise.
Explore our unique programming across three schools:

With a unique blend of academic rigour, co-curricular opportunities, and leadership development, The Country Day School prepares students for success at every stage. Our approach ensures every child develops the skills, values and confidence they need to thrive - from the foundational Junior School years, to the extensive opportunities of Middle and Senior Schools. The result: students who graduate with a balanced perpective on life's challenges, a livelong passion for learning, and a commitment to personal excellence. Become a CDS student today.

CDS Quick Facts

Interested in exploring The Country Day School for your child(ren) for 2025-2026? We invite you and your family to join us for one of our three upcoming Open Houses in October.

This is an opportunity for your family to tour our beautiful 100-acre campus, meet our students, faculty and staff, and enjoy some of our Dining Hall's most popular lunch offerings. Attending an Open House is an excellent way for families to gain valuable insights into our school community, especially those considering applying to CDS for the upcoming year. 

CDS Voices

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.