Balance and Innovate
We will continue to provide a balance of exceptional academics, arts and athletics. CDS will lead in outdoor educational experiences and environmental citizenship across all grades and offer a balanced approach to technology.

In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • Grade 11 Paintings in Mantella Atrium

    The Grade 11 Visual Arts students are exhibiting oil paintings in the Mantella Atrium this month.

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  • JS Hour of Code at CDS

    In 2016, when our current Grade 5 and 6 students were in Kindergarten, Lara Gee and Annie Dearden introduced’s Hour of Code to the Junior School. The Hour of Code first started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, intended to demonstrate that anyone can learn how to code. It has become a global movement held every December to celebrate computer science and programming, and reaches tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. While the students in the Junior School are actively involved in coding year-round, we still join millions around the world in celebrating Computer Science Education Week every year with the Hour of Code. And this year, Mrs. Gee challenged students to try something new!
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  • STEM and the Future of Science

    As one of CDS’s four new courses this year, STEM and the Future of Science is a project-based, interdisciplinary course for Grade 12 students. Students in STEM are examining a variety of contemporary issues and topics from an integrated, scientific approach with particular focus on STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
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  • Grade 6 Students Do Their Part to Control Invasive Species

    Breaking News! Students in Grade 6 have been fighting back against the invasive plant species Phragmites. European Phragmites have been here for a number of years and are threatening the native plants in our wetlands. This reed is especially dangerous as it releases toxins into the soil and prevents other native plants from growing, causing a lot of damage. It is hard to control them because the seeds spread so easily.
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  • A Glimpse Into Life Where Soccer is King

    The Senior Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer trip to England from September 28 - October 8 was once again a ground-breaking trip; the first school trip after COVID, the first co-ed school soccer trip, and the largest school sports trip since the coed-rugby trip in 2001.
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  • Buzz Around the Campfire in Temagami

    Last week's Temagami Canoe and Duke of Edinburgh Award trip included a three-day paddle and camping voyage, as well as prep training and unpacking at base camp. Students pursuing their Duke of Ed (Bronze & Silver programmes) and the Grade 11 Outdoor Education program participated in this adventure. What a beautiful way to experience the northern landscape of Ontario and tune out from technology as we transition to autumn.

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  • Paws for Stories

    The Junior School Library hosted a wonderful event for our Grade 1 readers on Friday, May 3. Each year, as part of the ‘Paws for Stories’ program, volunteers from the St. Johns Ambulance Service Dogs visit our school with their four-legged partners to enjoy some stories with our young readers.
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  • Budding Gourmets Learn Alongside CDS Master Chefs

    For years, CDS has offered a Cooking Club to its Senior School students. While the location always varied, sometimes in the staff kitchen or the kitchen behind the Performing Arts Centre, students had fun baking cookies or cupcakes, sometimes even crepes.
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  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Desmos

    One of the primary principles at the heart of technology integration in the classroom is that the technology must fulfill an authentic purpose. The question must always be asked, “How can using the technology actually improve teaching outcomes or student learning”?
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  • My Life Online

    On October 2nd, our Grade 5 and 6 students were fortunate to have Blake Fly, co-founder of My Life Online, join us for a special presentation. My Life Online is a worldwide education platform that includes in-school workshops, Media Literacy curriculum, and programs for parents in an effort to bring students, educators, and parents together on the topic of Social Media.
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  • Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    Our Grade 1 students have been learning about monarch butterflies and how human development has impacted their habitats. They learned how planting milkweed seeds can give the monarchs a safe environment and can help to boost the monarch population. The classes decided that they wanted to help out any way that they could.
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  • At CDS, GREEN is all there is to be!

    The Country Day School celebrated Earth Week this week on multiple levels throughout the School.
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  • Technology in Music

    While technology, in general, has the capacity to execute common practices and processes faster, and thereby make them more efficient, its real transformative and paradigm-shifting power comes in the form of allowing students to view the world, subject matter and even themselves, in completely novel ways.
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  • Help Us Restore 500 Acres of Parkland to the Moraine

    In February, a proposal was unveiled to create a 500-acre park on land to the southeast of CDS. This proposal, while celebrated, still requires extensive support from the provincial government to become a reality.
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  • Robotics Team Kicks Off Competition Season in Barrie

    The CDS High School Robotics team, consisting of 15 members from Grades 9-12, made its debut at the First Robotics Competition this past weekend (March 2 - March 4) hosted at Georgian College in Barrie. Each year, the team designs and constructs a 120 lb robot to work in an alliance to complete different challenges. This year’s game was called “Power Up”, an arcade theme where human operators are trapped in a virtual game. The teams work to defeat a boss in order to escape the arcade.
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Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

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.