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Sacramento Country Day School





A beautiful, expansive campus specifically developed to serve Pre-K through 12th grade students across our Lower, Middle, and High School. Small class sizes and a dynamic learning environment offer our students opportunities to discover and joyfully pursue their unique strengths.

Sacramento Country Day School is proud to be recognized as the best private high school in the Sacramento area and one of the top private schools in Sacramento. Our commitment to excellence in education and being part of a diverse, inclusive and supportive community, ensure our students achieve their individual potential.


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“Too many people are afraid to make a mistake. Accepting failure helps students develop a growth mindset, which will serve them well for the rest of their lives.”

Dr. Kellie Whited, Science Department Chair and Biology Teacher

“What I hope I see is a student body that feels they are empowered to name any issue that they see– it's their campus. We want every student and faculty member to see this as their home.”

Rachelle Doyle, Director of Advancement

“The ability to think critically really gives me a sense of confidence. When I'm able to form strong arguments or really strong opinions, I feel like I'm capable of making change.”

Mia ‘24

“To make friends at Country Day is so easy. Even in class, they are so welcoming to new ideas, and it's just so much collaboration that really helps you develop here.”

Ryan '23

"They don't have to always have an answer. But the thing is to keep asking the questions, to keep digging deep, to keep thinking...I think that's the best part of what we give them." 

Kristi Mathisen, Lower School Humanities Chair



Rated the Region’s Best PK – 12th


PK – 12th Grade Students


Student/Teacher Ratio


Self-identified Students of Color

* out of total reporting


in Tuition Assistance


Four-year College Acceptance


National Merit Commended or Semifinalists


Faculty with Advanced Degrees


Our Medallion Yearbook Shines!!

The Journalism Education Association of Northern California (JEANC) recognizes Northern California’s best scholastic journalism in its Annual Contest of students' work published in print, online, as video, or via social media. 

Yearbook students Claire Gemmell '26, Morgan Hansen '26, and Cara Shin '25 won first place in JEANC's Academic Yearbook Spread category with their spread on the High School Chalk Mural.

CSUS Intern Updates

Exciting CSUS intern update! During her botany internship this year, Mia Crowder ‘24 worked to propagate a new hybrid orchid species that she named “Mia Lin’s Aura” on the Royal Horticultural Society’s International Orchid Registry. Her first flower just bloomed this week.

Inspirational Art in the High School

As a tribute to our community and as a reminder of the tenuous strength of a truly compassionate environment, each of our High School classrooms will soon have a poster of ‘24 Katie E.'s summer reading artwork. 

DEL Lab School Award

Under the expert instruction of Ashlie Kirby, Country Day Lower School has been selected as a Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Lab School recipient! We are thrilled Ashlie’s work has been recognized as innovative and inspiring work in dance education, bringing the DEL model to life in her classroom.

Breakthrough Sacramento Celebrates 30 Years!

Sacramento News & Review recently helped recognize and celebrate 30 years of the incredible Breakthrough Sacramento program supporting economically disadvantaged students in our area. It’s been a treasured partnership for all those years with Country Day and Breakthrough staff and students.