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.
Former Headmaster John C. Raushenbush died on January 21, 2023. He was an important leader in the history of Country Day, serving as the school’s eighth headmaster from 1977 – 1994. He oversaw a period of growth and ascendancy, with CCDS firmly establishing itself as one of the leading independent schools in the Midwest.
Josie Rutherford `18 is on a mission to make fertilizer more sustainable, and she's doing so one flush at a time.
Our campus provides many unique opportunities for Lower School students to interact with Upper School students – from formal events like the opening convocation to fun-filled traditions like FallFest to all-school gatherings like the Wrap-In. These opportunities also take place in the classroom, through programs like Math Helpers.
When Drew Fleischer `97 was at school at Country Day, he was known for his love of TV. Years later, nothing has changed, except now he is making TV, not just watching it.
The school proudly announces that Will Stoll `28 was selected to participate in the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Junior High Honor Band.
Congratulations to head football coach Dennis Coyle and head girls soccer coach Theresa “Hirsch” Hirschauer on being named All-City coaches of the year by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Coach Coyle is Division V-VII Football Coach of the Year, and Coach Hirschauer is Division III Girls Soccer Coach of the Year.
In September, the school welcomed 15 students from Malaga, Spain, to campus as part of the one-to-one exchange program.
Lower School Spanish teacher Daniela Melo has a passion for languages. Yes, she teaches Spanish, but she is also the author of a children's book written in her native language, Portuguese.
On Tuesday, January 10, Cincinnati Country Day School held its annual Senior Seminar, during which recently graduated alumni returned to campus to share insight about their college experiences with the current senior class.
In early December, Jourdan Jones `23, Vic Quintero `25, and Emma Valentin `23 attended the NAIS 2022 People of Color Conference’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in San Antonio, Texas.
The arts are alive at Country Day, as evident by performances in all three divisions throughout the week of December 5.
On December 8, the school came together for the 18th annual Wrap-In - a day of gift-wrapping, cross-divisional fun, and giving back.
Demonstrating respect is most important when it is most difficult. After all, it is easy to show respect when everyone is in agreement. The true measure of character is whether you can respectfully disagree when everyone’s emotions are high and values differ.
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.”
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