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 65 teams across 24 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, former professional ice hockey player who played 15 seasons in the NHL, retiring as a 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, Olympic Gold medalist (Tokyo 2021), member of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team and player for West Ham United; Barclay Goodrow '11, two-time consecutive Stanley Cup champion with Tampa Bay and right winger for the New York Rangers; and Victor Mete '16, defenseman for the Ottawa Senators and member of Team Canada's 2018 Gold medal winning World Junior Hockey Team.

CDS's 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.

  • CDS Riders Were Well Represented at the 100th Royal Winter Fair

    Earlier this month, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair celebrated its 100th anniversary as the world’s largest combined, indoor and agricultural equestrian event. The 10-day event takes place on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto, and one of its highlights, The Royal Horse Show, showcases world class equestrians from across Canada and around the world.
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  • CDS Equestrians Balance Competition & School While on the Road

    The month of February is when National Horse Show events get underway in the southern United States. The Aiken, South Carolina, Winter Classic and the World Equestrian Centre in Okala, Florida, host two of the biggest. Both of these progressive show jumping events host USEF rated hunters and jumpers from across North America.

    This year, three of our Grade 10 equestrians from King have been training and competing in South Carolina and Florida for the past few weeks and benefitting from the scheduling accommodations offered as part of CDS’s High Performance Phys-Ed Program (HPPP) for provincially or nationally ranked athletes in Grades 9-11 to help balance busy training schedules.
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  • 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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List of 5 news stories.

  • Quinn Binnie: A Hockey Journey

    Seventeen-year-old Gormley resident and Country Day School student, Quinn Binnie ’22 was always destined for the ice rink. The son of a former OHLer and NHL draft pick of the Minnesota North Stars, Troy Binnie, and the youngest of three brothers, Beau ’17 and Mitchell ’14, hockey is in his DNA and it didn’t take Quinn long to pick up a stick and lace up a pair of skates.
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  • 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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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.