Beyond the Classroom

Overview

Beyond the Classroom

Education doesn’t stop at the classroom door – extensions of academic studies are abundant in the life of a Country Day student. 

Education doesn’t stop at the classroom door – extensions of academic studies are abundant in the life of a Country Day student. 

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Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges.  Throughout Country Day’s 14 grades, we are committed to helping children develop core SEL competencies.

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Service Learning and Community Service

A commitment to instill in our children the values of integrity, empathy and respect for others, and to share responsibility for a better world is at the foundation of Country Day’s “Habit of Helping.”

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Student Trips

Experiential education is  one of the many hallmarks of Country Day’s engaging, student-centered curriculum. Annual off-campus trips support the school’s curriculum and reinforce the sense of community.  

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Farm-to-Fork Garden

In Country Day’s Farm-to-Fork Garden, located behind the gym, students practice responsible caretaking, learn about food production cycles and the benefits of organic farming, and broaden their awareness of the issues of food insecurity and environmental stewardship.

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Makerspace

Country Day’s Makerspace is a space dedicated to hands-on creation and invention. The lab is jam-packed with boxes and bins of materials specifically for student use including two state-of-the art 3-D printers.