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CDS will provide an approach toward instruction that is rooted in a deep understanding of our students. We will support wellness for all and continue to attract inspirational and caring faculty and staff. 

In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • CDS Grads are going places!

    Although they will be Cyclones forever, we are excited that our grads are about to become Gryphons, Rams, Thunderbirds, Bulldogs, Bears and Foxes at wonderful colleges and universities across Canada and beyond.
     
    In total, 26 different institutions have made the list of destinations for our 79 graduates, including some traditional favorites and a few first timers.

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  • Celebration of Language & Talent: Grade 1 & 2 French Plays

    Last week, the new Primary French Classroom came alive with excitement as Grades 1 and 2 showcased their French language skills. On Wednesday, June 5th, Grade 1 students performed "La Poule Maboule," followed by Grade 2 with "Les Trois Petits Cochons" on Thursday, June 6th. Both plays were outstanding successes.
     
     
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  • Junior School Summer Reading Lists

    A summer full of fun adventures, carefree days and starry nights lie ahead and it is the perfect time to revisit favourite books and read some new ones that you have been waiting to dive into. Check out this 2024 SUMMER READING GUIDE for a variety of suggestions to get you started!
     
    Explore what your local public library has to offer and investigate their summer program options online too. Consider joining the TDRaptors 905 or Scholastic Summer Reading on Home Base or listen and view some books with Storyline Online or the always fun Storytime with Ryan & Craig!
  • Middle/Senior School Summer Reading Lists

    If we were to encourage our children to do just one thing that would contribute to their future success in life, it would be to read more. Among other things, reading increases our vocabulary, develops analytical thinking skills, reduces stress, teaches empathy, and enlightens us about the world we live in. 
     
    Summer is the perfect time to read those books that have been on your list for some time. Don't have a list or need some fresh ideas? Click below for a list of summer reading recommendations from our MS/SS Librarian, Mrs. Rutledge.
     
     
    Parents, feel free to check out our suggestions for both Middle and Senior School as well. We wish you a summer of great reading!
  • MS/SS Athletic Assembly Recap

    On Monday, we recognized our student athletes and celebrated all three terms of athletics at the MS/SS Spring Athletic Assembly. Individual team awards, major athletic recognitions, and CISAA plaques were presented with sports commentary provided by our GY co-anchors Drew Schnekenburger, Adam Montgomery, Layla Campoli and Cole Sheppard, assisted by Jessen Patel and Sarah Cathers.
     
    In his final remarks as Athletic Director after 21 years at CDS, Mr. Andersen congratulated all of our student athletes on a fantastic Term 3 and year in sports. His parting words of encouragement were, “Embrace the journey. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. Learn from your failures, for they are valuable lessons in disguise. And never forget that the only limits that exist are the ones you place upon yourself. You are capable of achieving greatness. Believe in yourself, trust in your abilities, and never stop striving to be the best version of yourself.”
     
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  • CDS Team Competes in Judges' Cup Mock Trial Tournament

    The annual Judges’ Cup was held in the court chambers of the Newmarket Courthouse the first week of May. CDS was among 24 York Region schools competing this year and went to trial on the first day of the tournament.

     
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  • Fryer, Galois, Hypatia & Euclid Math Contests

    On Thursday, April 4th, a group of 4 Middle School and 6 Senior School students rose to the challenge of writing the annual Fryer, Galois, and Hypatia mathematics contests. These contests are 75 minutes in length and involve solving four problems that build towards a more complex task to solve in each question.
     
     
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  • Middle School Gauss Mathematics Contest

    On May 15th, all of the Middle School students at CDS had the opportunity to participate in this year’s Gauss Mathematics contest. The contest consists of 25 multiple choice questions with topics chosen from the Grade 7 and Grade 8 mathematics curriculum.

     
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  • Who Doesn't Love S'Mores?

    Did you know… that the history of the s’more dates back as far as the early 1900s?
    And that marshmallows seem to have a never-ending shelf life and have been around for over
    200 years? Or that the s’more name originates from the contraction of the phrase “some more?”

    The first s’more recipe appeared in a campfire marshmallow cookbook in the 1920’s where it
    was called a “Graham Cracker Sandwich.” It was already a popular treat with Boy and Girl Scout groups across the United States, and soon enough, it was an essential item to cook while
    enjoying the outdoors in Canada.

     
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  • Love Letters to CDS

    Visiting author, Lindsay Zier-Vogel, came to our Junior School Library to speak with our grade 2 and 3 classes recently about her community-based 'Love Lettering' Project and to share her wonderful new book entitled Dear StreetPhoto Gallery
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  • Presenting Grad X

    The Grade 12 art students are pleased to present Grad X 2023-2024.
     
    Please join us at the Opening Reception on May 23 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm to celebrate our students and the wonderful artwork they have created this year. 
     
    The exhibition will be in place from May 23 until June 11 in Rogers Hall beside the Business Office.
     
    All are welcome.
  • Students Participate in CAIS Leadership Conference in Winnipeg

    Four CDS Middle School students travelled to Winnipeg last week with Ms. Purdy to participate in the CAIS Middle School Leadership Conference.
     
    Grade 7 students Charlize Bianchi '29 and Yuning Du '29 and Grade 8 students Lucas Juhasz '28 and Ethan Starkman '28 were selected to represent their school and join a special group of 150 students from across Canada. 
     
    Students had a fantastic time connecting, learning and discovering together through various workshops and programs over the four days.
     
    One of the highlights was a visit to the National Museum of Human Rights situated at the juncture of the Red River and the Assiniboine River, two waterways that connect the continent and have been significant trade routes for thousands of years. 
  • CDS 14th Annual Grade 5 & 6 Public Speaking Competition

    On Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, CDS grade four, five and six students, teachers and families gathered in the Paul C. Duckett theatre to celebrate the accomplishments of our Grade five and six public speakers and acknowledge their hard work and skill in communicating effectively at the 14th Annual CDS Public Speaking Contest. 
     
    Whether they deliver inspiring speeches, informative presentations, or engaging talks, public speakers play a crucial role in sharing ideas and shaping discussions. Through eloquent articulation and confident delivery, students captivated audiences and inspired peers with their powerful words and compelling presence on stage. Their dedication to honing their communication skills has truly paid off, setting a shining example for all.

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  • Grade 7 Art Trip

    On Friday April 26th the Grade 7 classes headed to the McMichael Art Gallery. The day began with a studio workshop where students explored the artworks of the Northwest Coast in combination with popular manga cartooning techniques. Students then enjoyed McMichael's natural setting with a one-hour hike. Students learned about the human impact on a changing landscape as well as the history of the grounds. 

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  • In The Flow: Grade 10 Art

    This month the grade 10's have been working on creating experimental paintings. They researched a variety of Flow painting techniques and based on the processes, planned a way to enhance and develop an image from the resulting combination of paint processes.
     
    Currently, they are completing the embellishments in acrylic paint. Have a look at this Video Slideshow and Photo Gallery of their work so far. 

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 

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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.