John Liggett, Head of School

What do I love about CDS?

What do I love most about The Country Day School? That’s a good question. It is the overwhelming sense of community I discovered the first time I visited.

Community still remains at the core of all that we do here at CDS. In 1971 a group of committed parents first conceived of the idea to start a co-ed private school in King and worked tirelessly to open our doors to 49 students just a year later. CDS has since grown to 760 students with offerings in JK-12 and beautifully situated on the original 100-acre country setting.

This is a place where your children can come be themselves and feel encouraged and supported in everything they do. Our tagline – Education with Balance – speaks to our balanced offerings of a wide range of individualized academics, athletics, arts and extra-curriculars that will cultivate a passion in every student and help them achieve a healthy balance. I encourage you to experience some wonderful examples of this by watching our Portraits of a Graduate videos.

Are you just starting your search for an independent school? Or are you well on your way to making a decision?

Whatever stage you’re at in this important process, I invite you to explore our website and social media presence, and then attend an Open House or request a personal visit. A virtual tour will give you some insights, but can’t possibly replace the connections made during a face-to-face visit, which will allow you to experience firsthand the feeling of community I talked about earlier.

Thank you for your interest, and I sincerely look forward to meeting you soon.

John Liggett
Head of School
Community still remains at the core of all that we do here at CDS.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
communications@cds.on.ca
admissions@cds.on.ca
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.