Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Ask anyone to describe a great school and “commitment to continuous improvement” will be one of the qualities on their list. The immense success of The Country Day School graduates in their post-secondary programs and careers is clear evidence that we offer a superior educational experience.

At the same time, we are deeply committed to continually improving our approach. The School's commitment to research and innovation is a driving force in our ongoing professional growth and support of the parent community.

The Growing Mind

In providing education with balance, The Country Day School focuses on three key areas: challenging the student, developing the mind and strengthening the character. In reality, these three spheres of change and growth are inseparable: they overlap in a mutually supportive manner as they contribute to the development of the whole person.

There is a regular feature inside The Link – the CDS community magazine – entitled The Growing Mind, which may at first glance appear to belong to the “developing the mind” sphere. However, like anything to do with how our minds grow and change, the articles you will find there are focused on what Aristotle called eudaimonia – human flourishing. We flourish when our needs and interests are connected and in balance. The accessible and engaging articles on topics of current research in child growth and development you will find in The Growing Mind provide knowledge that can help you and your children thrive.

What’s in Your Child’s Wellness Backpack?

Parents want their children to be their best every day. Here’s how to help make that happen.
A student’s backpack is their home away from home. Along with textbooks and notebooks, it may carry gym clothes, a laptop and phone, a water bottle, a snack, some money, perhaps cold meds this time of year, maybe a ball to grab for recess and, for the older students, possibly a coveted car key. For most kids, there’s a lot jammed in there.
But what about their wellness backpack? Our children need much more than pencils and calculators to be their best. They also need a rested mind, a healthy body, a sense of balance, a close connection to family and friends, and a level of confidence in meeting the ups and downs of any day.
So it’s important to also consider what’s “packed” into their minds, hearts and bodies when they leave the house in the morning. What inner resources can they call on to get through the day, the week, the term? Through the tests, the teams, the clubs, the friendships, the breakups and the triumphs?
With habits that support reliable mental and physical “school supplies,” children can live and learn to their fullest. Here’s what they can pack inside themselves each day.
balance is a state of living and learning that is achieved when the riches and challenges of life are experienced in healthy proportion.

The Link Magazine

The Link magazine is published twice each year for CDS families, alumni, past parents, staff, faculty and friends of The Country Day School. It is a retrospective look at the community’s activities. 
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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.