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In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • The Under The Big Top Dinner & Auction Was Spectacular!

    What a party we held last Friday here in our very own Big Top! The evening was buzzing from the start, with guests ready to celebrate and support CDS. Along with the silent and live auctions, the night featured jugglers, stilt walkers and a live band to finish off the evening.

    Each year, the funds raised from the Auction are directed toward a special project at the school. This year, contributions were set to help replace the Cyclone Dome, which, at 13 years old, is nearing the end of its lifespan. Incredibly, thanks to the generous and leading contributions of a number of CDS families, Head of School John Liggett was able to announce that we are now able to direct the funds towards a more permanent field house building, a significant step in our school's development. Your support has made this possible, and we are truly grateful.
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  • 2023 Donation Deadline: Tax Receipts

    Thank you for considering supporting The Country Day School before year's end! In accordance with Revenue Canada guidelines, all mailed donations postmarked before December 31, 2023 will receive a 2023 tax receipt. If you wish to make your donation in person or by telephone via credit card, please do so by December 20, 2023, before the school closure begins, in order to be eligible for a 2023 tax receipt.
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  • Join the Party at CDS: Dinner & Auction - May 31, 2024

    After a smashing return to campus last year we are excited to announce that 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 as a community in our Cyclone Dome here on campus.
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  • A Magical Opening to our Rejuvenated Junior School

    The look of wonderment and amazement on the faces of Junior School parents and returning students as they arrived through the new entrance yesterday and witnessed the magic within exceeded our wildest dreams! It was never supposed to take as long as it did, but boy oh boy was it worth the wait.
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  • New Seating in the Paul C. Duckett Theatre

    One of the many campus projects this summer has been the installation of new seats in the Paul C. Duckett Theatre!
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  • Celebrating Auction Success

    Last Friday evening, our community came together to Celebrate 50 Years of CDS at the 47th Annual Dinner and Auction!  Fifty years is a huge milestone for the school and what better way to finish off the celebration year than a party!

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  • Join us in Making an Impact - Donate to Auction Today!

    What is the Dinner & Auction? The CDS Dinner & Auction is the school's largest parent social event of the year, as well as the school's largest fundraising event. Currently in its 47th year, the Auction has raised in excess of $6 million dollars. These funds go toward capital improvement projects, such as the traffic light on Dufferin Street, athletic scoreboards and  seating beside the Track (Hawksworth Field). This year the money will go toward the Junior School Building Magic Campaign.
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  • Their Decision to Give Back Was a Family Affair

    All three of Kerstin and Mark Wyndham-West’s kids are Lifers: James ’16, Alex ’17 and Amy ’19, which means they all spent 14 years as students at The Country Day School. Kerstin taught at CDS for 23 years before “retiring” from teaching English and Drama in 2019, but is still on campus nearly every day as a Debate Coach, so it doesn’t really feel like she’s left (which for CDS, is a good thing!). Among other things, she has a 14-year streak of helping to qualify at least one CDS student, and sometimes two or even three, for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships.
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  • Pre-Owned Uniform Drop Off & Sale

    It's been nearly two years since we held our last Pre-Owned Uniform Sale! It's time to gather any CDS uniform items that are "gently" used and bring them to CDS on Tuesday, September 21st between 8:30-9:30 AM and 3:00-4:30 PM only.
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  • Junior School Building Update

    Listen to this short Building Magic campaign update from Head of School John Liggett highlighting the exciting construction progress that has taken place over the summer on the Junior School. 

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  • Building Magic - The Exciting Addition to our Beloved JS is Underway

    The campaign for the Junior School is proceeding full steam ahead and the groundbreaking took place this week. While the pandemic may have delayed the start date by a year, the fundraising behind the scenes is now at $5.8 million of our $7 million goal. Our builders, Venture Construction, took possession of the Junior School last Wednesday and have officially broken ground on the expansion.
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  • Join us for the Auction 2019 Kick Off Breakfast on January 23

    Are you interested in volunteering for Auction 2019, or would you like to find out more about this 46-year annual CDS tradition? Here is your chance! Join us on Wednesday, January 23rdafter drop off for our Auction Kick Off Breakfast. By attending, you will be one of the first to find out the theme and get a sneak peek about what is in store for this year!
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  • Seats & Scoreboards Arrive in Time for CAIS Tournament

    The CAIS Senior Girls’ Soccer Tournament kicked off this morning, with our most recent additions to our campus glowing bright. The two new scoreboards, (one for Centre Field and one at Hawksworth Field) were lit up and provided time and scores to our many spectators who have gathered to watch and celebrate the Senior Girls’ Tournament.
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  • NEW Spectator Seating Beside Hawksworth

    Have you noticed the hive of activity beside Hawksworth Track & Field lately? New spectator bleachers are now installed and an electronic scoreboard is still to come! Upon your return in September, blue and white scoreboards will be up along the sidelines of both Hawksworth and Centre Fields.
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  • Call of the Wild Auction a Roaring Success!

    Last Friday, CDS hosted a roaring good party and with more than 400 guests out in force to attend the 45th annual CDS Auction. The CDS Dome was transformed into a tropical jungle!
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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.