Middle & Senior School Exams: What To Expect

This afternoon, students from grades 9-12 participated in a study skills workshop “Unlocking your Brainpower-Strategies for Success”, hosted by our Student Services Department. Each student took part in four sessions focusing on different study strategies. The day culminated with a special guest speaker; Dr. Christine Lay who shared with the students how their brains, sleep, and healthy habits can be optimised going into exam time. 

This workshop is a kickstart to the SSC’s exam support offered to students this month. The following “Preparation for Exams” provides more information to support your children during exams. 
Preparation for Upcoming Exams
Exam Schedule
The Exam Schedule was emailed to students on Tuesday. A digital copy is also available to students in MyCDS > Resources > Student Services Centre Site. Paper copies can be picked up from the Main Office. 
  • In the Middle School, exams will commence Monday, June 3rd and conclude Friday, June 7th. Please note that Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st are regular school days for all Middle School students.
  • In the Senior School, exams begin Thursday, May 30th and conclude Monday, June 10th.
Exam Take-Up Day – Wednesday, June 12th
  • This year’s Exam Take-Up Day will occur on Wednesday, June 12th.  Although attendance on this day is highly recommended, it is optional and not mandatory. Students will have the opportunity to review their exam results with their teachers. The exam take-up day schedule will be posted in next week’s Backpack. Students must be in school uniform. 

SSC Exam Support
The Student Services Department is keen to work with all CDS students over the next month to help with organization and exam preparation. Here is a quick summary of what is available for Gr. 7-12 students: 
  • Starting this week there will be two faculty members available in the Student Services Centre (SSC) Tuesday through Friday before school (8-8:30) and Monday through Thursday after school (3:30-4:30) to help students with organization, the creation of study calendars, collecting missing notes/handouts, study notes, and general preparation for their exams.  Sessions will be on a drop-in basis. 
  • All Middle School students are working on study calendar creation and study notes in their Guidance classes during the month of May.  
  • Subject-specific help, as always, is available from teachers
If you have any questions about exams and preparation, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

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.