Cincinnati Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory, private school in Indian Hill, Ohio serving students from 18 months through 18 years. Since 1926, we have been focused on providing innovative preparation to our students, so they are ready to achieve success in college and life.
“World-class faculty and small class sizes allow for personalized attention that creates lifelong learners who are known and nurtured throughout their Country Day journey. The hallmark of a Country Day education has always been the journey of academic and personal self-discovery, where students find the best versions of themselves and flourish in ways they did not think possible.” Rob Zimmerman '98
Head of School
Lower School librarian Amy Thonnerieux has been instructing students, collecting books, and sharing her love of reading with Country Day students for 15 years now. Read More
Since 2018, Rhoda Weston has been teaching Mandarin Chinese to our students, instilling in them a command of the language as well as an appreciation of the culture and traditions. Read More
Tom Powers wears a lot of hats on the Country Day campus. From calling track meets, to mowing the lawns to coaching middle school football and even becoming the self-proclaimed "Country Day Athletics Historian." Read More.
Lois Poe Rust is Country Day’s Jill-of-all-trades. In her 41 years as a member of the Country Day community, she's been a parent, a teacher, an event coordinator, and always the life of any Country Day gathering. Read More
“I love that Country Day continues to help students discover who they are and how they can become forces for good as future generations of dreamers and doers.”Sarah Herrlinger '90
2021 Distinguished Alumna & Apple's senior director of global accessibility policy and initiatives
CCDX is an experiential learning week, an outgrowth of Country Day Forward, the school’s long-range plan that has launched several initiatives aimed at enriching our students’ learning. From building and launching rockets to hosting a Naturalization Ceremony or participating in a "Law and Order" courtroom trial, students learn a plethora of new skills during CCDX week. For months, teachers in all divisions worked hard to develop a variety of classes and project across all disciplines. Both students and faculty are engaged in innovative learning and teaching programming - a hallmark of a Country Day education.
Country Day’s global engagement initiative focuses on curricular and co-curricular learning, promoting a global mindset, and expanding international travel and exchange programs. Nearly 10 percent of our students are international or have international experience. Our global initiatives provide students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding and empathy for people and cultures that may be different than their own.
Service learning means using our education to make a difference in our community—at school, in the surrounding area, and around the world. We strive to provide service to people, animals, and the environment, and hope to foster a spirit of respect and willingness to serve. In the lower divisions, we learn about the issues needing student service, then help our students understand how that knowledge can be employed to ameliorate the problem.
On September 24, the Cincinnati Country Day School community celebrated three alumni for their dedication to the greater community. Dr. Peter J. Stern '62 and Matthew A. Rosen ’72 were selected as this year's Virtue in Action Award recipients. Dr. Hema Magge ’97 was selected as the 2022 Distinguished Alumna.
Cincinnati Country Day School is proud to announce three National Merit Commended Students in the Class of 2023.
The Cincinnati Country Day School students, faculty, and staff kicked off the weekend with an all-school pep rally, followed by a neon bright FallFest. Then our alumni gathered for a reception before the Homecoming football game.
Josh Williamson '23 spent his summer traveling around the Cincinnati area, taking part in the highly competitive TAP MD summer medical exploration program.
As a psychology major at Ohio Northern University, Kayla Boaz `19 spent 12 weeks this past summer as a Fulbright intern in Canada, where she worked at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Infant Cognition.
Jourdan Jones '23 and Emma Valentin '23 participated in the University of Miami Summer Scholars Program this past summer.
Kindergarten teacher Lee Ann Bertsch and Upper School teacher Matt Dahl have been named the Cincinnati Country Day School 2021-22 Pattison Award winners.
Five students have qualified for the College Board National Recognition Program. Congratulations to Aminta Bah ‘24 (Mason), Jourdan Jones ‘23 (Madeira), Gigi Macias-Jamie'24 (Union Township), Alex Riemann ‘24 (Montgomery), and Christian Sprinkle ‘23 (Fairfield).
Dorian Terrell is the recipient of the 2022 Staff Recognition Award for his distinguished service to the school community.
On Friday, September 2, the Cincinnati Country Day School community came together to celebrate togetherness and the start of the school year at Community Night.
The Cincinnati Country Day School community is proud to announce Upper School’s Class Scholar recipients for the 2021-22 school year.
At Cincinnati Country Day School, our students have a long history of high achievement on the national language exams and the 2021-22 school year was no different.
As a senior build reliability engineer at SpaceX, Casey Hopple ’09 is used to thinking on his feet and creating solutions as he goes.
The new school year is bookended by two all-school gatherings, and on Friday, August 26 we celebrated Opening Convocation to bring in the school’s 97th year.
By: Kellan Raterman '23, Sports Co-Editor of The Scroll, Country Day's student-run newspaper.
Rivalry games are the most competitive and memorable games in a team’s season. The tension and competitiveness of this rivalry started in the 70s and continues to hold up today.
The first day of school is exciting for everyone but it can also be nerve-racking, so we're here to help with a few tips on how to have a perfect first day of school.
Helen Asbury is the founder of Children's Corner, the school’s first Early Childhood program, which opened in 1984 and effectively made Cincinnati Country Day School 18 months through 18 years.
When you walk into Emily DiMatteo's classroom, you'll see a huge bookcase filled with enough books to stock a small library. Instantly, you know you're in an English teacher's classroom.
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New students for the 2021-22 school year
Class of 2022 recognized by National Merit or other national recognition programs
Countries represented in our student body
Parents, grandparents, and special guests attended the lower school Halloween parade
Marshmallows roasted during the freshman s'mores party
Consecutive wins for the girls varsity soccer team
Middle School students participating in outdoor wellness classes
Service hours performed Upper School students on community service day