Our Mission and Philosophy
The Country Day School is founded on one central premise: that within every human being, there is a potential for learning that is virtually unlimited. The teaching/learning process of The Country Day School is directed toward helping our students become aware of this magnificent potential, helping them free themselves from self-imposed limitations, and guiding them in tapping their own inner resources.
This basic premise dictates specific principles in the teaching/learning environment. If we believe that the potential for learning is unlimited, then it must follow that the environment of The Country Day School will express an education system in which optimum learning involves the total person. “Learning to be everything you know you can be” becomes a central theme in this environment.
Children will be taught that they have all the abilities to move forward in their creative thinking to achieve higher performance, to solve problems, to increase their levels of energy and productivity, and to experience the joy of expanded learning. The participants of The Country Day School will be encouraged to look at their life experiences with fresh new ideas; to find a variety of alternatives in constructively solving problems; to view mistakes as opportunities for learning; and to regard learning as a joyful, creative, and lifelong experience.
Both faculty and students will hold high expectations of excellence in academic and intellectual achievement. Since optimum learning is enhanced by optimum mental, physical, and emotional health, children will be taught from the beginning the importance of a healthy balance in nutrition, exercise, relaxation, rest, work, and play. In addition to academic subjects, technology, and basic skills, The Country Day School will also place an emphasis on the arts, physical education, social awareness, peaceful means of relating to others, respect and appreciation for the natural environment, and culturally accepted values.
Country Day School is owned and operated by KLA Schools
The Country Day School maintains the philosophy that children and adults can learn to use their inner resources for deeper levels of awareness, for innovative answers, for creating successful experiences, for energy and relaxation, and for making responsible decisions.
The Country Day School feels a deep responsibility to open new doors to learning and to integrate a maximum inner awareness with the forces of the outer environment, always striving toward a harmonious blend of the two.
The curriculum, methods, techniques, and tools for expanding and cultivating a deeper awareness of human potential will be selected and developed by a highly qualified and creative staff and educational consultants.
At The Country Day School, individualized, small group, and whole class instruction are implemented by the teachers daily. A multi-level, multi-sensory approach will be used in both individualized and shared experiences.
Diverse classroom project work is extended through careful planning and integration with movement, drama, music and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) teachers. Regular class trips and access to professional experts provide ample opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, enhancing lessons with real-world experiences.
We emphasize and encourage play – children need the freedom of time and space to pursue their own ideas – to be children.
All parts are interconnected and the whole person needs to be developed and integrated – mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally.
Our Personal Approach to Education
At The Country Day School, our personal approach to learning begins with a commitment to small classes where education, not crowd control, is the focus of the day. Our very special teachers offer students opportunities to explore and master new skills and concepts in a relaxed, happy environment where each child is stimulated to reach his or her highest potential. We urge you to meet our talented faculty and speak to our active involved parents.
Discover Our Unique School
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (K-8)
We prepare students for the world that awaits them.
THE PRESCHOOL (2 1/2 YEARS – 4 YEARS)
We offer the highest quality early childhood education.
Our enrichment programs serve to complement and extend our curriculum.