Did You Know CDS has a Bearded Dragon named Crunchy?

Yes, it's true! Ms. Vipond adopted Crunchy from Tails and Scales when she was just a baby. That was three and a half years ago, and now she has a permanent home in the SK classroom.
Formerly a Grade 1 teacher, Ms. Vipond would always do a unit on reptiles for her students, often culminating with a visit to Reptilia in Vaughan. During COVID, they couldn't do that and when Ms. Vipond inquired about borrowing a pet, the folks at Tails and Scales offered to donate a bearded dragon named Crunchy instead.

Crunchy now spends her days in a beautiful window box overlooking the playground and her summers in Ms. Vipond's home. Blueberries are one of her favourite snacks and the SKs love holding her during activity time. They have learned to be very respectful, and Crunchy is gentle and sweet in return. 

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.