Mr. John Liggett

Head of School
John Liggett joined The Country Day School as Head of School in 2011. He began his teaching career in the 1990s at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in the Toronto District School Board, before moving into the independent school system.
In between, Mr. Liggett spent a few years in the private sector managing a confectionary manufacturing company, so he knows more about jelly beans than your average candy connoisseur!

Prior to coming to CDS, he worked at St. Michaels University School as Director of Academics where he played a key role in curriculum development and was at the forefront of developing and leading collaborative school-wide initiatives in the areas of curriculum planning, faculty evaluation, professional growth and student assessment. Mr. Liggett was also pivotal in developing the Advanced Placement (AP) program at SMUS. Before moving out west, he spent four years at St. Clement’s School as Head of Social Science.

Mr. Liggett has dedicated his career to education because he has a passion for engaging young people in the possibilities of the future. He believes that great schools exist, not only by maintaining strong academic standards, but also by broadening the sights of education, by meeting the needs of a variety of learners, and by engaging the whole student. Excellence takes many shapes!

Mr. Liggett is the proud parent of Joshua (Class of 2015) and Aiden (Class of 2021).
 Read Mr. Liggett's welcome message.

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.