Enhance our Financial Sustainability
We will continue to nurture our philanthropic culture, while ensuring our long-term financial sustainability.

In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • 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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  • Our Alumni Walkway is Taking Shape!

    During the Making Connections Campaign, donors were able to secure engraved paving stones for our Alumni Walkway located in front of the new Senior School entrance. The pavers include names of our alumni, families, current students, teachers and friends who supported this new initiative.
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  • The Best Annual Event in King - 2018 Call of the Wild Auction

    Thank you to the many families who have already committed their support to the Call of the Wild Auction. However, the assistance of our entire CDS community is essential in making the evening a success!
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  • Auction 2018 Will Be Roaring Your Way Soon

    As the spring thaw begins, we’ve started humming a familiar tune in preparation for our 45th annual Auction. You may know it … In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight.
    That lion will give a mighty roar in three short months for the Call of the Wild – CDS Auction 2018! Mark your calendars and save the date: Friday, June 1st!
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  • South Beach Auction a Sizzling Success

    Last Friday, June 2, the night was sizzling and over 500 guests were out in force to attend the 44th annual CDS Auction. The CDS Dome was transformed into the colours and sounds of all that is South Beach!
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  • Enhance our Financial Sustainability

    Clarity on Our Financial Footing

    Remaining current in terms of emerging practices and trends is important for any organization, and independent schools are no exception. To that end, our faculty and staff routinely gather to research, discuss and network amongst ourselves and with representatives from other schools.
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  • Alumni Holiday Gathering Spreads Good Cheer

    'Tis the Season to be Jolly - that was the all-embracing sentiment our Alumni felt last night upon walking through the entrance to the new Senior School for the annual Holiday Party.
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  • The former Senior School Foyer was repurposed and is now home to The von Schilling Family Fitness Centre.

    CDS Community Benefits from New Fitness Space

    As the building plans for the Making Connections campaign progressed and choices were made on what parts of the original Senior School should stay or go, an epiphany occurred. The decision was made to keep the beloved Senior School Foyer, which was originally slated to come down, and turn it into a much-needed student and faculty fitness centre.
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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.