School Spirit

School spirit is alive and well at The Country Day School. Students and staff alike are proud of the School and value the strong sense of community within its walls.

The House System at CDS is designed to encourage both community and friendly competitions between students and staff and represent CDS tradition and culture. The House System also represents an opportunity for inclusion and leadership for students as they can eventually lead their House in their Senior years as a Head of House.
The House System at CDS is a means of encouraging students to take an active interest in the life of the School, through their academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities.

banner hanging in dining hall
The School is divided into four Houses, whose names reflect the origins of The Country Day School. DUNLAP and EBERTS are the names of two of the School's founding families. The ROSS family has played a significant role in the evolution of the School, with Robert Ross having servied as Headmaster from 1976 to 1989. TAYLOR House derives its name from Peter Taylor who served as teacher and later as Head of the Junior School, from 1972 to 1990.

Each student is a member of one of these Houses.

Everything a student becomes involved in or achieves during his or her career at CDS is as a representative of their House. Points earned by each student count toward House totals at the end of each year. They earn individual points as well, which accrue over the whole of their career at the School. Prizes are awarded at an annual assembly in June.

The House System teaches students the spirit of cooperation and competition, and provides opportunities for leadership and participation. The students develop strong allegiances to their Houses, which in turn produces a vital school spirit.

Dunlap House

Eberts House

Ross House

Taylor House

Land Acknowledgment

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.