John Liggett, Head of School

Community still remains at the core of all that we do here at CDS.
What do I love most about The Country Day School? That’s a good question. It is the overwhelming sense of community I discovered the first time I visited.

Community still remains at the core of all that we do here at CDS. In 1971 a group of committed parents first conceived of the idea to start a co-ed private school in King and worked tirelessly to open our doors to 49 students just a year later. CDS has since grown to 780 students with offerings in JK-12 and beautifully situated on the original 100-acre country setting.

This is a place where your children can come be themselves and feel encouraged and supported in everything they do. Our tagline – Education with Balance – speaks to our balanced offerings of a wide range of individualized academics, athletics, arts and extra-curriculars that will cultivate a passion in every student and help them achieve a healthy balance. I encourage you to experience some wonderful examples of this by watching our Portraits of a Graduate videos.

Are you just starting your search for an independent school? Or are you well on your way to making a decision?

Whatever stage you are at in this important process, I invite you to explore our website and social media presence, and then attend an Open House or request a personal visit. A virtual tour will give you some insights, but can’t possibly replace the connections made during a face-to-face visit, which will allow you to experience firsthand the feeling of community I talked about earlier.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

John Liggett
Head of School

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.