High School

Overview

Welcome to the High School

The modern world demands creative problem-solvers. In the Country Day High School, we prepare our students for jobs that don’t even exist yet.

We reach beyond traditional “content” learning and challenge students to innovate, and explore in a flexible academic program that merges the arts, literature, science, and technology. Our graduates leave with a foundational education that embraces 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Led by a world-class teaching faculty, alumni of MIT, Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown among others, we form a community unafraid to take risks. We live in the spirit of Samuel Beckett, who wrote, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

By all standards, Country Day students shine brightest among all students in the Sacramento area.  Year after year, our SAT scores average nearly 100 points higher than any other area schools. Our five-year AP score report shows that roughly 85% of our students earn a three or higher on their AP tests.

Yet, we value far more than just these traditional measures of success. At Country Day it’s cool to be smart, athletic, artistic, or all of the above. We launch graduates  into the world as young adults poised to be leaders in the community and citizens of a global world.