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Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
Known. Nurtured. Inspired.
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

Going Above and Beyond

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.

Living out a Lifelong Dream

Every day fourth grade teacher Jared “Mr. Mac” McFee gets to live out his lifelong dream by being in the classroom. 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

Bringing Joy and Curiosity to the Classroom

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

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

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

Fast Facts


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