At The Country Day School, one of our guiding principles is “fitness for life”. Through physical education classes, students build knowledge and skills that will enable them to acquire physical and health literacy and develop the comprehension, capacity and commitment needed to lead healthy, active lives.

In the primary grades, we focus on building gross motor skills through balance, agility, locomotor, movement skills and coordination. We build spatial awareness and learn how to be active, respectful and safe participants in a physical education setting.

In the junior grades, we focus on building fine motor skills and physical fitness. Through an enhanced sport-specific setting, students will improve their coordination, acquire new skills and an understanding of strategy and tactics in game play. Through participation in a variety of cooperative and competitive games, students learn how to participate safely and respectfully of others. They will learn how to be active participants, and in doing so, increase their physical fitness.

Our goal is to elevate heart rates, improve skill level and foster a love of being active.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Mark Burleigh

    Mr. Mark Burleigh 

    Physical and Health Education
    (905) 833-1220 x328
  • Photo of Jennifer Cooper

    Mrs. Jennifer Cooper 

    Health and Physical Education
    (905) 833-1220 ext 205
  • Photo of Ellie Cawfield

    Mrs. Ellie (Seedhouse) Cawfield 

    Physical and Health Education, Junior School Outdoor Education
    ext. 883

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

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.