Countryside Day School understands education in a deeper and more complex way than conventional education. At CDS, we balance the highest academic rigor with the development of critical qualities of character. Education can no longer simply transmit academic content. CDS gives students an educational experience that allows them to “practice life” in classrooms that are micro-communities that emulate real life. Every day is different. Every day presents new opportunities and new challenges. Students are constantly learning how to manage their time, collaborate with peers, initiate tasks on their own, complete works independently, pursue academic interests, and dive deep in learning across curriculum areas. A Countryside Day Education is qualitatively different than other educational programs. You can find out more about these differences by browsing the website. But only a visit to the campus will reveal to you the magnitude and depth of the CDS experience.