Nestled in the picturesque Sierra Oaks neighborhood of
California’s state capital, Sacramento, our spacious campus is an
educational home to a diverse array of families – with more than
500 students hailing from more than 19 different communities in
our region, as well as many cultural, religious, and
Country Day has long been committed to supporting and advancing
an equitable and diverse campus, with the goal of fostering an
environment in which all members feel appreciated, respected,
safe, and prepared to be successful within and beyond our
community. Our school is dedicated to creating a campus that
is reflective and inclusive of the broader Sacramento region, one
of the nation’s most diverse communities.
At Country Day we celebrate difference — of race, culture,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background,
points of view, among others — and we seek to provide a school
environment that recognizes difference as our strength and of
value to us all. Our guiding principle is that
authentic learning thrives when we all discover, create, and
collaborate within a diverse and supportive community.
Country Day’s commitment to an inclusive, diverse and equitable
school community is reflected today in the school’s mission
statement, in our core values, and in our everyday operations.
Given the importance of Country Day’s long-standing and ongoing
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, it is essential
that we evaluate on an ongoing basis where we are as a community
in this area.
Country Day’s Families of Color, Sacramento (FOCS) Affinity Group
offers its members the opportunity to build community, strengthen
inclusive practices, and share resources and connect on topics
important to the development and support of children of color.
Country Day’s Latinx Student Union (LSU) club offers students the
opportunity to discuss the topics of identity, culture, and how
society views the Latinx community. Students are able to discuss
these topics while often including fun cultural games to
relax and step down from all of the societal issues the Latinx
Dra. Patricia Portillo is the faculty advisor for this club.
Country Day’s Gay Straight Alliance works to support LGBTQA+
students and create a safe and welcoming environment for the
community at Country Day. All high school students, parents,
faculty, and staff are welcome to join the alliance.
Jason Hinojosa and Denise Santos are the faculty advisors
for this club.
Sacramento Country Day School
earned the 2018 College Board AP® Computer
Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female
representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored
with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded
girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than
18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Country
Day is one of only 685 schools to accomplish this.