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
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
Greg Miller has just wrapped up his first year at Country Day (and first year teaching, period!) as the director of choirs. Read More
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
We asked Middle School teacher Sarah Wagoner a few questions about her first year teaching at Cincinnati Country Day. Read More
Find out more about our hardworking director of pre-primary at Country Day. 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.
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.
The girls soccer won the Division III state championship on November 10, 2023, against Ottawa-Glandorf!
Cincinnati Country Day School is ranked the #1 best private high school, #1 best private K-12 school, and #1 best high school for STEM in the Cincinnati area.
Elizabeth Zimmerman `24 was recognized by the Ohio Army National Guard as “an outstanding leader in her community and school.”
Cincinnati Country Day School welcomes the third class of inductees into the school’s Arts Hall of Fame: Aaron Dessner `94, Bryce Dessner `94, Ashley Kahn `78, Barbara Kellar, and Kim Kern `87.
The gym of the Leonard Family Athletic Center was filled with friends, family, teachers, and coaches as four Nighthawks officially announced to the Cincinnati Country Day School community where they have officially committed to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
The girls varsity soccer team has advanced to the state championship game after the 4-0 victory on November 7 over Madeira in the state semifinals! Get your tickets to cheer on our Nighthawks!
Let's flood the stands at Loveland High School on Tuesday, November 7 to cheer on our Nighthawks for the Division III State Semifinals against Madeira!
This year, Upper School will be producing Seussical: The Musical, and we would love to have your grades 2-8 child participate in the production if they are interested!
Cincinnati Country Day School has been named one of only eight teams in the nation to be awarded a Lemelson-MIT (LMIT) InvenTeam® grant in the amount of $7,500. The team at Country Day, which was recently ranked the #1 best high school for STEM in the Cincinnati area, will create an invention geared toward improving road bike safety.
We are excited to announce the additions of Tommy Connelly, Jr. and Katie Slovacek to our roster of coaches.
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.
The Cincinnati Country Day School community honored two alumni during the 2023 Alumni Breakfast: Dick Durand `73 was named this year’s recipient of the Virtue in Action Award and Steve Lazarus `81 was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award.
We have long known that in order to thrive, students need to develop a sense of mastery, autonomy, and community. And while our methods will continue to evolve in response to a rapidly changing world, those objectives will remain the same at Country Day.
This past fall, Levi was awarded not one but three Congressional Awards – bronze, silver, and gold. Only 550 people in the United States receive the gold medal each year.
During Convocation, which is the school's opening ceremony, Head of Upper School Jenn Weinheimer announced the 2022-23 class scholars - the top scholars in their grades.
Phil Geier `66 is one of our country’s preeminent leaders in international education, and his vision for the 21st century led to the creation of what has since become the largest privately funded international scholarship program in the world—the Davis United World College Scholars Program.
Senior Sigourney Smyth has spent almost her entire academic career at Country Day. In the fall, she plans to attend James Madison University to major in biology.
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.
The new school year is bookended by two all-school gatherings in the outdoor amphitheater and on August 25, Head of School Rob Zimmerman `98 welcomed students, staff, and teachers to the 98th academic year during the first of those two events - Opening Convocation.
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