These merit-based entrance scholarships of up to $15,000 will be awarded annually to incoming students entering Grades 7 and 8 and Grades 9 and 10 who best exemplify the CDS commitment to education with balance.
Eberts awards will be renewable each year provided students maintain high academic achievement (honour role/80%+) and contribute as active and positive members of the school community.

While all Eberts Entrance Scholarships are based on merit, at least one will be awarded each year on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well. 

All applicants must complete and submit the full CDS admission application and scholarship application by the December 1st priority application deadline. If applicable, (consideration for the financial need-based Eberts Entrance Scholarship) the Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application must be completed before December 8th.
“CDS would not have been possible for our family without Mr. Eberts' generosity and vision."
— Current Parent

Award Criteria

  • All applicants must demonstrate strong academic aptitude (minimum 80%/A average) and be actively involved in their community and/or current school.
In addition to engaging in the comprehensive admission process, candidates are required to submit the following by December 1, 2023:
  • The Eberts Entrance Scholarship Application
  • An essay of 500 words or less on how you plan to demonstrate “education with balance” during your time at The Country Day School.
  • A list of significant awards, distinctions and extra-curricular activities.
  • Please submit your completed Eberts Entrance Scholarship application, essay and list of awards to by December 1, 2023.
  • If applicable, the online Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application must be completed by December 8, 2023. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • The online application and all supporting documentation must be uploaded/submitted by December 1, 2023.
  • All applicants must have had their admission interview with the Director of Admission prior to December 1, 2023.
  • The scholarship process may include an additional interview with the Selection Committee. All recipients of an Eberts Entrance Scholarship will be selected and contacted by January 17, 2024.

About Edmond G. Eberts

Edmond G. Eberts was born in Montreal in 1938 and attended Bishop's College School on a scholarship. In his graduating year of 1956, he was appointed Head Prefect and was presented with the Hartland B. MacDougall Medal for leadership, integrity, industry and games - the school's highest honour. Mr. Eberts graduated from McGill University with a B.Scin 1960.

In 1970, he began exploring the feasibility of starting an independent school in King Township. Two years later The Country Day School opened its doors with 47 students, including his daughters, Jennifer and Rachael. His youngest daughter, Katie, entered Grade 5 in 1986 and graduated from CDS in 1994.
Today Mr. Eberts remains a loyal supporter and visits the school regularly. His goal in endowing the Eberts Entrance Scholarship is to ensure that qualified Grade 7, 8, 9 and 10 students are able to experience the many benefits of an independent school education, just as he did.

Mr. Eberts is very proud of and thankful for what others have contributed toward ensuring The Country Day School's continued success. In his words, "No joy is greater than the joy of generosity."


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.