Summer School

The Country Day School offers students from CDS and area schools a wide variety of summer activities and educational opportunities.

Students looking to advance and enrich their education may select from courses located on the CDS campus or much further afield. Another alternative is to stay local and take part in our summer camp!

CDS Summer Enrichment Ideas

2020 Summer Courses

The 2020 summer school courses being offered are listed below.
  • Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics
  • Grade 12 University Advanced Functions
  • Grade 12 University English
  • Grade 11 University American History
  • Grade 12 University Studies in Literature
The last two courses on the list are new additions to the summer school program and will be of special interest to Grade 10 students seeking a social science credit (American History) and Grade 11 students looking to deepen their study of literature (Studies in Literature). The Studies in Literature course is a second university level English class not currently offered at CDS that appeals to students who enjoy English.
Summer school will run from Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 23. There will be no classes on Wednesday, July 1, as it is Canada Day.

Summer School Courses

List of 5 items.

  • Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics (MPM2D)

    This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
  • Grade 11 American History (CHA3U) - NEW!

    This course explores key aspects of the social, economic, and political development of the United States from precontact to the present. Students will examine the contributions of groups and individuals to the country’s evolution and will explore the historical context of key issues, trends, and events that have had an impact on the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating various forces that helped shape American history.
  • Grade 12 Studies in Literature (ETS4U) - COURSE FULL (WAITLIST ONLY)

    COURSE FULL (Waitlist Only)

    This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) - COURSE FULL (Waitlist Only)

    COURSE FULL (Waitlist Only)

    This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4U) - COURSE FULL (WAITLIST ONLY)

    COURSE FULL (Waitlist Only)

    This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

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.