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Sacramento Country Day School

Middle School

We nurture and celebrate the child inside our students while developing their maturity and essential life skills of self-confidence, creativity, character, and self-reflection.

Middle School at Country Day is a student-centered, interactive program that empowers students to develop their academic, athletic, and extra-curricular interests in a small class setting. 

We prioritize the importance of learning through experience and incorporate that philosophy throughout the curriculum. Students and teachers take advantage of our classrooms, labs, and outdoor spaces to conduct experiments and incorporate movement into classes. 

Students understand where they are in their learning journey, and develop key skills to ensure High School success, habits of mind, and a noticeable confidence.

Sarah Ostermueller

Head of Middle School


Marisa Christie

Assistant to the Head of Middle School


“I love coming here. I don’t have to be afraid to ask for help because everybody is really supportive.”

-Meera ‘28

A Day in the Life

Our no-cut athletic program, which includes volleyball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, track and field, golf and flag football, competes in the Parochial Athletic League.

Our Middle School program honors the importance of choice in the learning process. Our electives are unparalleled in variety and allow students the opportunity to choose two elective courses per quarter to help inform their individual journey of discovery. Electives range across a vast array of areas to meet students where they are most interested to develop themselves. 

Middle School takes experiential learning far beyond campus in our interdisciplinary overnight trips which explore the wonders of our beautiful state of California as naturalists and archaeologists in the coastal Redwoods, the majestic Sierras, and the waters of Catalina Island.

Middle School Sample Schedule 

Period 1

Period 2 PE


Period 3 Math
Elective Fashion or Robotics (rotates)
Period 4 Science
Period 5 Spanish

We use a Letter Block schedule that allows for more classes to be taken every quarter by rotation of only 5 of 6 classes per day. The example students' next day would begin with English.