The Country Day Farm-to-Fork Garden is a thriving year-round
outdoor classroom for discovery, curiosity, new skills,
scientific observation, mental wellness, good
health, teamwork, and service. All grades, faculty, and
staff interact in the garden space with adult
leadership from our Garden Supervisor and the Farm-to-Fork
teacher. We grow native plants, cutting flowers, and
food crops. Our food bounty is shared with students, faculty
and staff, and families at River City Food Bank, five miles away.
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.
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
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.