John Liggett, Head of School

Heads Up!

In an effort to keep the CDS community informed of the latest news around the School, I wanted to create a space on our website where I could offer a range of CDS facts, stats and interesting history in the form of news nuggets, rather than entire stories.
We want you to be one of the first to know about what is happening in our hallways, in our Boardroom, with our campaign plans and emerging Archives; a CDS Heads Up of sorts. I hope you find this page of interest and check back regularly.

John Liggett
Head of School

List of 5 news stories.

  • 2018 Parent & Student Survey Results

    Last spring, we conducted two online surveys – one among CDS Parents and one among CDS Students in Grades 6-12. Attached are highlights from both surveys, as well as some areas in need of improvement and attention, and recent school initiatives either underway or already developed to address these issues.
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  • Lest We Forget

    A Letter from John Liggett, Head of School 

    I think everyone would agree that The Country Day School conducts our Remembrance Day ceremonies particularly well. As such, it was a tremendous honour, as Head of School, to bring a personal Remembrance Day message yesterday to the Middle/Senior and Junior School assemblies. Below is an excerpt of what I shared.
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  • Traffic Light Update: It's a Go!

    It looks like our new Traffic Light will become reality on Tuesday, December 18 right after drop off!
    Hydro One provided connection of our new service yesterday, and the contractor will have York Regional Police on site for traffic control during the activation next Tuesday. The temporary line painting is to be completed by Monday, December 17.
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  • Important Message on Bill C-45 and Changes to Canada’s Drug Laws

    On Monday, we mailed home our re-enrolment packages with a request that all contracts be returned by February 14. Included in the package was also a lengthy letter from me (my apologies, it could not be shorter) on the impending changes to Canada’s drug laws and how CDS intends to respond both now and after July 1, 2018. A revised copy of our Code of Conduct was also included that specifically forbids marijuana in any amount at CDS.
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  • Traffic Light Update

    Great news for safe and easy access to CDS! After a successful appeal to York Region Council last week, we can now confirm that the School has obtained approval to install a traffic light at our main entrance at the School’s expense, which will be supported by this year's Auction.
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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.