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
When you walk into Dawn Daugherty's classroom, you know she is the type of teacher that goes above and beyond for her students. Read More.
Every day fourth grade teacher Jared “Mr. Mac” McFee gets to live out his lifelong dream by being in the classroom. Read More.
"I started teaching in 1995 at the age of six in the playroom of my basement, I've always wanted to be a teacher," said middle school teacher Emily DiMatteo. 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.
Dr. Willard Sunderland from the University of Cincinnati will host a lecture and Q&A session about the events that have unfolded and are still occurring in Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m.
CJ DeBra `23 has been named a 2022 Fall High School All-American Athlete by United Soccer Coaches.
On November 21, the school held the annual All-School Food Gathering and Turkey Train.
CJ DeBra `23 has been named the Ohio Division III Player of the Year by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.
The girls varsity soccer team are now OHSAA Division III state champions.
"This team has continued a tradition of excellence on the field and in the classroom, and by creating a family atmosphere for all 33 players. I could not be prouder of who they are as a team.”
On Thursday, November 10, student council president Nick Watts `23 led a celebration for the school community to honor our veterans.
On Wednesday, November 9, three student-athletes signed national letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level.
For many high school seniors, fall represents the culmination of the long college application process. In the wake of the Covid pandemic, this process may seem more confusing and nerve-wracking than ever. On top of that, many parents have come to appreciate that college admissions are far more difficult than when they attended college decades ago. So what is the state of college admissions? And what are colleges really looking for these days? A complete answer to those questions would fill many columns, but here are a few dispatches from the front lines of the college admissions race.
The girls soccer team won the regional championship for the fourth time in the past five years. Go Nighthawks!
Upper School teacher Lauren Corrigan brought 10 Upper School female students to the Women in IT Conference at Xavier University. The free, one-day event gave high school girls time and space to explore what it means to have a career in computing.
Cincinnati Country Day School is the place to be a…poet, songwriter, filmmaker, art teacher, portrait storyteller, director, leader. The seven Arts Hall of Fame 2021 and 2022 award inductees include all these monikers and then some.
Associate athletic director and boys basketball coach Greg Ross received the Patterson-Strauss Travel Grant for the 2021-22 school year. Ross spent time during the summer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Thank you to the entire community for your valuable contributions to the school’s strategic planning work. Over the last three days, more than 130 individuals participated in feedback sessions with our strategic consultants, Triangle Associates.
On Thursday, October 6, the kindergarten class – the Class of 2035 – planted their "lifer" tree. A tradition going back seven years starting with the class of 2028.
On Friday, September 30, both the upper and middle schools stepped away from the classroom and practiced learning through community service.
Leadership. It’s a topic that has spurred debate for as long as humans have organized themselves into groups. And in today’s increasingly volatile world, the need for impactful leadership has never been greater. Here at Country Day, our new mission focuses on leadership as an essential aptitude necessary for our students to thrive in a changing world. But what does leadership really mean?
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.
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