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
Upper School teacher Jamie Back teaches classes, runs the Makerspace and advises the school’s Maker Crew, but she also has experience as a Science Friday Educator Collaborator. Read More
Before working at Country Day, Nico Rumboll taught geography in Buenos Aires. "I always thought teaching was an important job,” said Rumboll. Read More
"My win on any day is that the kids are engaged in what we're learning and that they feel challenged," said Jared McFee. "If you don't feel challenged, you're not learning.” Read More.
When you walk into Dawn Daugherty's classroom, you know she is the type of teacher that goes above and beyond for her students. "I've known since third grade that I wanted to be a teacher," said Daugherty. 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.
CCDSummer programs are located on our beautiful 62-acre campus and offers a variety of day camps, courses, and athletic camps for children 18 months through entering grade 12.
Terre Virzi '22 was recently awarded the Miami Valley Conference (MVC) Dick Snyder Award for character, integrity, and sportsmanship.
Launched in March 2022, the school's redesigned website was recently named an Arcturus winner from Vega Digital Awards.
Students Helping Students is a Country Day signature program that provides weekly curricular support for younger students who may want help with certain school subjects by pairing them with Upper School "study buddies" for the year.
Josh Williamson '23 was selected for the highly competitive TAP MD summer medical exploration program of the Health Alliance. Students attend various learning experiences that show what it is like to be a physician.
Before he graduated, we sat down with Student Council President Zach Corbin to gather his insight into his Country Day experience.
We celebrated three major class milestones on May 27 and May 28 with the 4th grade recognition ceremony, the 8th grade recognition ceremony, and the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022.
True, for the 2022-23 school year, Harvard University offered admission to only 1,954 students out of 61,220 applicants. But it’s also true that as co-president of Honor Council, co-president of the Science Olympiad team, Mock Trial captain, Academic Team captain, golf team player, tennis team member, and as one of the funniest writers his advisor has even known, Cole is prepared for whatever Harvard will throw his way.
Memorial Day presents an opportunity for us to acknowledge and reflect on the lives of the courageous people who gave the last full measure of devotion to protect our freedom and this great country of ours.
On Friday, May 27 the Middle School held its annual end-of-the-year awards ceremony.
On Thursday, May 19, the Country Day Class of 2022 gathered with the rest of the Upper School in Keeler Theater for the last time for the Upper School awards ceremony.
One of the most memorable and emotional end-of-year traditions at Country Day is when teachers, staff, and students from all divisions line the sidewalks on campus to clap as seniors walk by wearing spirit wear from the colleges and universities where they will matriculate in the fall.
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Congratulations to Bob Buechner '65, Chris Griffith '81, Susan Pepper '95, Ellie Off Pomeroy '96, JR Foster '98, and Max Dietz '10. “Athletics are an essential component of the whole child education we value here at Country Day, and especially its ability to create leaders. A look at our honorees shows that Country Day has always helped to develop not just multi-sports athletes, but also multi-talented leaders.”
Daniel Nesbitt ’18 and Jonathan Fan ’18 have recently been named President’s Fellows at Trinity College. This year’s cohort is a diverse group of 32 scholars, each of whom has compiled an exemplary academic record. Click below to read the Q&A with these two amazing alumni.
On May 12, at the student-athlete recognition ceremony, four more student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.
As a long-term substitute teacher for 8th grade English, Michael Pogue ’71 joins the ranks of nine fellow Cincinnati Country Day School alumni who now work at the school. Read what he says about why he wanted to return, what he thinks is special about the school, and things he has noticed have changed…and have stayed the same.
Cam Alldred '15 has been called up to start on the mound with the Pittsburg Pirates.
Rishi Gabbita '21 was recently accepted into University of Cincinnati's highly competitive dual Bachelor of Science/ Medical Doctorate program. He is researching how to prevent chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and he has secured a provisional patent for a smart pill bottle device to prevent opioid abuse.
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