In 1972, CDS opened its doors to 49 students. The School had three classrooms, passionate teachers and a desire to succeed.
Over the years, CDS parents and friends gave generously to build the School. The changes have been dramatic. From the original three classrooms, CDS has developed some of the finest facilities in the independent school sector. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the level of genuine passion exhibited by our faculty. They absolutely love what they do and it shows. Our Alumni have experienced this firsthand.
And now that we have celebrated the 25th anniversary of our first few Senior School graduating classes, CDS wants to ensure that our Alumni can bring their own children back to their alma mater. With your support, we are building an endowed fund that will provide financial assistance for our children of CDS Alumni.
CDS has a long history of providing financial aid, and that won’t stop. The Alumni Legacy Fund will provide a dedicated fund for children of Alumni. However, for right now, Alumni are encouraged to apply to CDS for their children and investigate the many financial aid options that already exist for all grade levels. For students of Senior School age, there are also exceptional opportunities to qualify for up to 4 consecutive years of support through the Eberts Entrance Scholarship and three new scholarships launching this year.
An endowment is a fund that holds investments in perpetuity as a source of income. It provides an inspirational opportunity for our families to support an area of interest in the School, forever.
Families can support areas within the School by donating to an existing fund, many named in honour of donors and former members of faculty and staff. Endowment funds provide meaningful support for the School and its community by: diversifying the student population; adding a humanizing touch by extending support to families who have had their circumstances change mid-way through the educational experience; and by helping to fund programs that would otherwise be unaffordable such as hosting visiting experts in academic, artistic and athletic disciplines.
CDS currently has funds that support scholarships and bursaries, athletics, music, staff development and training, and beautification and green initiatives.
The Eversley Circle is The Country Day School's recognition society to acknowledge and thank our donors for their outstanding support of $1000 or more.
This special recognition circle is named in honour of the original one-room Eversley Schoolhouse, established in 1883, and now preserved as The Country Day School’s Junior School Library. Through the vision and sustaining support of hundreds of donors, our school has grown, expanded and flourished around Eversley. It is a fitting tribute to our donors that we honour them with a link to this historic legacy.
If you would like further information, please feel free to contact us in the Office of Community Relations.
In some circumstances, gifts to the School will result in the opportunity for a physical recognition plaque.
Micro projects often allow a small acknowledgement plaque recognizing the gift. For larger, more transformational major gifts, The Country Day School may choose to offer the opportunity to name a space or area within the School. All physical recognition plaques or naming opportunities are confirmed with the donor and approved before installation.
If you would like to discuss a donation, or wish more information about supporting CDS, please contact our Executive Director of Advancement, Brent Johnston at 905.833.1220 x269 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDS Throughout The Years
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.
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