Visual Arts at The Country Day School is taught by Visual Art specialists in Grades 4 through 12. The Department's aim is to encourage personal creativity and to develop the artistic potential of each student. A diverse program is offered, including units in photography, computer graphics, clay work and pottery. Students in Grades 7 through 12 are provided with opportunities to participate in an art-focused field trip to help enrich their in-class experiences.

Grad X

Grad X is the Grade 12 Art Exhibit, which takes place each May in celebration of the culminating year of students in the art program. The show is a collaboration of art works created by the Grade 12 art class and provides them with an opportunity to display their works to the public within the school gallery space.

The students work independently on their portfolio year projects, incorporating their own inspirations, ideas and portfolio requirements for university. In working on their pieces, the students explore a variety of materials and methods to successfully communicate their thoughts to a wider audience. GradX allows students to showcase their final pieces among family and friends.

Junior School

Middle & Senior School


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.