The Country Day School prides itself in teaching its athletes top-level technical skills, with an emphasis on sportsmanship and integrity. With an offering of 58 teams across 20 sports, many CDS students also compete at a more elite-level outside of school. Supporting these athletes as they strive to excel in all areas of their lives is an important part of what CDS does.

Throughout the School’s history, there has been a willingness to customize class schedules specific to the needs of student-athletes to allow them time to compete competitively at a provincial or national level, while still prioritizing their academics. Some of the higher profile graduates to benefit from these accommodations include Elvis Stojko ’91, two-time Canadian Olympic Silver Medalist (1994 and 1998) and three-time World Champion; Michael Cammalleri ’99, left winger for the Edmonton Oilers; and more recently, Alexandra Paul ’09, member of Canada’s 2014 Olympic figure skating team for Ice Dance; Adriana Leon ’10, member of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team and player for the Seattle Reign in the National Women's Soccer League; Barclay Goodrow '11, right winger for the San Jose Sharks; and Victor Mete '16, defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens and member of Team Canada's 2018 Gold medal winning World Junior Hockey Team.

CDS' High Performance Phys-Ed Program (HPPP) offers scheduling accommodations for provincially or nationally ranked athletes in Grades 9-11 to help balance their busy training schedules. In order to be part of this program, these competitive athletes must be at least provincially ranked and training a minimum of 12 hours or more outside of school each week

This year there are five students enrolled in the program. All interested candidates must complete an application form available through Coach Steadman or Mrs. Huckvale in the Student Services Centre. For more information, please contact Denise Steadman in the Physical and Health Education Department or Peter Milonas, Head of Physical and Health Education. 

To learn about some of our recent HPPP student athletes, please read some of the stories below.


List of 5 news stories.

  • With D1 Commitment in Hand, Grant Sets Her Sights on Team Canada

    Sixteen-year-old Newmarket resident, Teagan Grant grew up playing hockey, as did some of the most influential people in her life. Her father, Gord, played for Michigan Tech and her sister, Breanne, played for Ohio State, serving as team captain in her final year. At an early age, Teagan realized the importance of not only setting goals, but really working to attain them.
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  • Featured Athlete - Lauren Michelberger

    GY student and Aurora native, Lauren Michelberger is an accomplished gymnast who has competed at a provincial and national level in Ontario and abroad.  After a routine of dedicating 16 plus hours a week to gymnastics, Lauren decided to change her commitment and focus solely on tumbling.  A big change that has already seen success with a gold medal at the Ontario Cup this month.
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  • Berkley and her coach David Belhumeur, Head Coach Ontario Mogul Team at Freestyle Ontario

    Aurora Skier Captures Spot on Canadian National Mogul Team

    Berkley Brown has enjoyed skiing moguls … fast, since she was seven years old. After being sidelined for six months with a torn ACL during her first season with the Ontario Provincial team three years ago, she returned with a vengeance to win the 2015 U16 Junior Nationals the following season.
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  • Berkley Brown

    May 2015

    Denise Steadman, Head of Phys-Ed and Health Education, recently shared these updates on three elite athletes who participate in The Country Day School’s High Performance Phys-Ed Program. In their own words, this is what they had to share:
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  • Featured Athlete - Iain Quayle

    CDS student Iain Quayle is a competitive skier who has enjoyed a great deal of success on the U16 and Can-Am ski tours. After a broken back cut his 2014-2015 season short, the Grade 11 Shanty Bay resident underwent a miraculous recovery, and is once again on the slopes competing in his first year at the FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski) level.
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List of 5 news stories.

  • Photo Credit – Deily Carr/ITU Media

    Kira Gupta-Baltazar Represents Canada at World Triathlon

    During the second week of September, Grade 11 student, Kira Gupta-Baltazar, represented her country at the World Triathlon Grand Finals in Gold Coast, Australia.
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  • De Simone Selected by Niagara IceDogs in OHL Draft

    In April, Grade 10 student Jonah De Simone realized a long time goal to be selected in the OHL draft. Chosen in the fourth round on OHL draft day, he was the third pick by the Niagara Ice Dogs and 70th overall.
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  • Victor Mete Returns to CDS with Gold

    CDS Students and faculty were abuzz yesterday when Victor Mete ’16 stopped by with his sister Julia Mete ’13, Courtney Petrachek ’16, and mother Mary Mete to visit the School he attended for nine years.
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  • De Simone Ready for GTHL Top Prospects Game

    Last month, Jonah De Simone ’20 was returning from a hockey game with the Mississauga Reps when his father received an e-mail. The message from the GTHL head office stated that Jonah had been selected for the GTHL Top Prospects game, which has been a long time goal of his.
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  • Gr. 10 Student Commits to D1 Hockey Program

    Teagan Grant is a first year Grade 10 student who has recently committed to the University of Wisconsin on a hockey scholarship. The offensive minded defenseman is a High Performance Phys-Ed student who was also recently invited to a Team Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp
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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.