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Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
Eight grade girls at Cincinnati Country Day posing on their graduation day.
Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
Two CCDS students work together on a Mole-Day project.
Students in science class

Welcome to Country Day

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.

Knowing the Whole Child

“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
Lower School

18 months - Grade 4

Middle School

Grades 5 - 8

Upper School
Upper School students

Grades 9 - 12

Nurturing the Possibilities

We do everything we can to ensure that we continue to attract, retain, and develop outstanding educators, prioritize learning and teaching innovation, and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning community.

Building Relationships One Good Book at a Time

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

Taking on New Challenges

Middle School science teacher Nate Johnston has been teaching at Country Day for 18 years, but he has a new role this year.  Read More

Filling in the Blanks with Jen Faber

This year, we welcomed 24 new faculty and staff members to campus. We sat down with one of these new faculty members, Upper School history teacher Jen Faber, to get to know her a little better…fill-in-the-blank style. Read More.

A True Teacher from the Very Beginning

"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

Positively the Best

Hired as a long-term substitute teacher over a decade ago, Jennifer Hoffman is in her second year of teaching kindergarten. With experience, she brings incredible perspective and positivity to the classroom. Read More

Beyond the Bucket Hat

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.

The Down-Low on Lo-Po

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

Donating Leftover Food to Those in Need

This past school year, Country Day and SAGE Dining Services began teaming up with Last Mile Food Rescue to donate viable leftover food to help battle against food insecurity in the Cincinnati area. Read More

A Round of “Did You Know” Greg Miller

Greg Miller has just wrapped up his first year at Country Day (and first year teaching, period!) as the director of choirs. Read More

Engineering the Best Learning Experiences

Lauren Corrigan, Upper School math and computer science teacher (as well as assistant varsity cross country and track coach), just wrapped up her fourth year of teaching at Cincinnati Country Day School. Read More

Orienting Ourselves with First-Year CCDS Teacher Sarah Wagoner

We asked Middle School teacher Sarah Wagoner a few questions about her first year teaching at Cincinnati Country Day. Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Kathi Bagnoli, Director of Pre-Primary

Find out more about our hardworking director of pre-primary at Country Day. Read More

Inspiring Their Future

“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

Program Spotlights

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.

Latest News

AP Honor Roll Logos

Cincinnati Country Day School - the only co-educational private school in the state to receive the award - has been awarded “Platinum with Access” in the 2023 AP School Honor Roll, which recognizes the consistently high scores achieved by our students on AP exams and the school’s clear and effective commitment to equitable access.   

Read More about CCDS is the Only Private School in Cincinnati to Receive Top AP Award
2023 National Merit & Recognition Students

In the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, Marley Handler `24 was named a National Merit Semifinalist, and Rana Arebi `24 and Gracie Mitchell `24 were named National Merit Commended Students. Additionally, five students were also honored in the National African American Recognition Program and five students were also honored in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Read More about Country Day Celebrates Three National Merit Scholars, Ten Students Recognized Through National Recognition Programs
8th grader Max Sun poses in hallway of CCDS.

Country Day is known for having a challenging and wide-ranging curriculum to help students grow into well-rounded citizens who are empowered to succeed now and in the next phase of their lives. Students learn to thrive in the classroom as well as outside of it. A prime example of a student embracing and thriving in the rigors of being a Country Day student is 8th grader Max Sun.

Read More about A Week in the Life of Max Sun `27

Fast Facts


New students for the 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


Views of the Instagram video regarding the girls soccer team winning state.


Middle School students participating in outdoor wellness classes


Service hours performed Upper School students on community service day