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In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • CDS Parents Book Review

    Please join us on Monday, June 10th at 7:00 pm for the next CDS Parent Book Review!
    Whether you are an avid reader, or just looking for your next great read, we encourage you to join us to socialize and meet other parents while having a fun and lively in person discussion, led by our Senior School Librarian, Melissa Rutledge.
    The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown
    In New York City, bookseller Cassie Andrews is living an unassuming life when she is given a gift by a favourite customer. It's a book - an unusual book, full of strange writing and mysterious drawings. And at the very front there is a handwritten message to Cassie, telling her that this is the Book of Doors, and that any door is every door .

    What Cassie is about to discover is that the Book of Doors is a special book that bestows an extraordinary powers on whoever possesses it, and soon she and her best friend Izzy are exploring all that the Book of Doors can do, swept away from their quiet lives by the possibilities of travelling to anywhere they want.

    But the Book of Doors is not the only magical book in the world. There are other books that can do wondrous and dreadful things when wielded by dangerous and ruthless individuals
    Please let us know if you will join us on June 10th!
  • Bunny Visits The Junior School Library

    Spring is here and our primary students have been delighted to have Nurse Teresa and her pet rabbit, 'Miffy' visit them in the Junior School Library! 
    Students have been learning all about rabbits, pet care and making connections to fiction and non-fiction books. This bunny is loving the attention with all the gentle pats and special treats shared with him by the JK to grade 2 students. 
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  • Pathways to People Fundraising

    On January 25th, Pathways to People honoured Bell Let’s Talk Day by wearing blue! Mrs. Hall read Dragons on the Inside by Valeria Coulman to all of her classes and brainstormed different questions that we’d want a friend to ask when we’re having a hard day. These questions were turned into stickers to help spark a conversation with a friend about our feelings. Pathways to People was able to donate $500 to Kids’ Help Phone from monies raised for our dress down day.
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  • King Mayor's Celebration of Youth Launches

    On Thursday, April 4th, there will be an opening reception for the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts at the King Township Municipal Centre from 6-8:30 PM featuring artwork by Senior School artists at CDS, King City Secondary School and Villanova College. 
    This annual youth art exhibition is an initiative presented by Arts Society King in partnership with the Township of King and Mayor Steve Pellegrini. All students are deserving of accolades for their creative and courageous sharing of their artwork in this celebration of talented young artists of King Township.
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  • Join Us For Our Parent Book Review Evening: April 16th

    Looking for your next great read? Need something to enjoy during the March Break? Why not consider the next CDS Book Review read - The Measure by Nikki  Erlick.

    Join us on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm for the next CDS Parent Book Review gathering. Whether you are an avid reader, or just enjoy a great book, we encourage you to join us for this wonderful opportunity to socialize and meet other parents while having a fun and lively in-person discussion, led by our Senior School Librarian, Melissa Rutledge.

    Please let us know if you are able to attend.
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  • Join us for Parent Yoga: April 12th

    The CDS Parent Association is pleased to present an adult yoga class on Friday, April 12th from 8:45 am to 10:30 am.  This class is open to all levels of practice, and even those who would like to try yoga for the first time. Admission is free but we ask all participants to sign up to reserve their space prior to April 9th.
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  • CDS Dinner & Auction 2024: Donation Opportunities

    The Country Day School's Annual Dinner & Auction party will return on Friday, May 31, 2024! This is an evening you won't want to miss as we come together to celebrate Under the Big Top - otherwise known as our very own Cyclone Dome here on campus. The CDS Dinner & Auction is our most anticipated adult social event, as well as the largest fundraiser of the year. CDS families and friends have been coming together to celebrate and make this event a huge success since 1974, raising in excess of $6 million dollars since the beginning. You do not want to miss being a part of this evening!

    The success of the event every year is due to the generosity of our families and the CDS community and this is where you can help! We encourage everyone to consider making a donation on behalf of themselves or their family.
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  • CDS to Host One Week of Canada's Debate Camp: June 17-21

    We are excited to announce that Canada’s public speaking and debating camp, Debate Camp 2024, for students in Grades 5-10 is holding a one-week camp program at CDS this summer from June 17-21. Run by experienced educators, Debate Camp directors believe in providing an academic enrichment opportunity to youth across Canada and the Northeastern United States via a set of exceptionally well-organized, safe and accredited summer camps. Debate Camp believes in a well-balanced program where an academic focus is combined with opportunities for traditional camp games, and a fun and inspiring approach to learning.
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  • Join us for the next Parent Book Review Evening: March 5

    Join fellow CDS Parents for our next Book Review on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm. This is a wonderful way to meet new parents, while discussing the newest novel The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride.
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  • CAIS Accreditation Visit

    Every five years it is required by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) to complete an evaluation accreditation. We will have some special guests at The Country Day School from January 28– January 31. A Visiting Committee from CAIS will be here to examine the K-12 programs and all operations of the school. School accreditation is a requirement for regular membership in CAIS.
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  • CDS Summer Camp Launches January 29th!

    We're thrilled to announce the return of the CDS Summer Camp once again this summer!
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  • CDS Summer Camp Registration Opens end of January!

    We are excited to share that CDS Summer Camp is returning for Summer 2024! With five weeks of exciting programs to choose from, CDS Summer Camp will run from June 17-July 19 and offer something for students ages 6 to 15! It will offer all of the longtime favourites, along with a few new programs, including Discovery Camp and Outdoor Adventure Camp.
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  • CDS Parent Cooking Class: February 8th

    The CDS Parent Association invites you to join them for a hands-on cooking class Thursday, February 8th, beginning at 6:30 pm.
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  • JS Choir & SS Vocal Students Deliver Holiday Cheer

    Last Wednesday, members of the CDS Junior Choir and the Senior Vocal Class travelled to Maple to visit the Richview Manor Retirement Village. Students sang winter and holiday-themed music to entertain the residents and help spread some holiday cheer!
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  • Giving in the Senior School this Season

    This holiday season, the Senior School will be giving to two wonderful organizations: Holiday Heroes and A Senior’s Wish. The deadline to bring in items is Wednesday, December 13th.
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Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land 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.