Adventures Outside the Classroom

Learning By Exploring

While learning in the classroom is highly valued and a top priority, the learning that takes place off campus, or even outside Canada, is just as valuable. Considering new perspectives and new ideas from an alternate frame of reference, be it cultural, historical, artistic or academic, is why students cannot help but learn when they explore. 

Adventures in the recent past have included community service trips to Africa, Senior music trips to Europe and the U.S., athletic trips to the United Kingdom and the U.S., outdoor education and French exposure in Canada, French language immersion in France, and summer courses in Costa Rica, England and Spain.

Recent Adventures

Trips Offered Last School Year: 
  • Senior Music Performing Groups to Glen Bernard Camp, Ontario
  • Under-15 Girls Soccer Trip, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Grade 9 trip to Camp Timberlane
  • Grade 10-11 A Taste of Montreal
  • Grade 10-11 CDS Cares: Touching the Lives of Others
  • Grade 10-11 Immersive Arts in New York City
  • Grade 10-11 Song Writing and Music Composition Retreat
  • Grade 10-11 STEM: Uncovering The Truth
  • Grade 10-11 Success through Perseverance
  • Grade 10-11 Temagami Experience: Canoe Trip
  • Grade 10-11 Temagami Expedition
  • Grade 11 Leadership at Timberlane
  • Graduating Year University Trips East and West
  • Senior Boys' CAIS Soccer Tournament, New Brunswick
  • Senior Girls' CAIS Soccer Tournament, CDS Campus
  • Grade 7 trip to Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp
  • Grade 10 French Trip to St. Donat, Quebec
  • DECA Provincials, Toronto, ON
  • Duke of Edinburgh Dogsledding Trip to South River, Ontario
  • Senior and Under-16 Boys Basketball Tournament, TBD
  • Senior Music Trip to Europe, Germany and Prague, March 6-16
  • Senior Track Trip to Hawaii
  • Senior Girls' and Boys' CAIS Rugby Tournaments, Hamilton, Ontario
  • DECA Internationals, Orlando, Florida
  • CIS Drama Festival, University of Toronto
  • Grade 8 Trip to Montreal

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.