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
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
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
Our camps are filled with creative and fun opportunities that promote growth, encourage discovery, and instill a strong sense of self for children ages 18 months through entering grade 8. Our campus boasts indoor and outdoor learning spaces that promote exploration, collaboration, and endless possibilities to boost children’s growth and development.
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.
Upper School faculty, staff, family members, and student body celebrated 38 student recognitions during the Upper School award ceremony.
It was time well spent in reflection and celebration, as Jenn Weinheimer, head of Upper School, encouraged all the students to consider their efforts.
The Science Olympiad team participated in the state competition at the Ohio State University for the 15th consecutive year! The team placed 24th out of 40 teams, with 10 teams placing in the top 20 in their categories.
At Cincinnati Country Day School, our students have a long history of high achievement on the national language exams. This year, 30 students scored in the top 10% nationally on the French exam and 35 students excelled on the Spanish exam.
On May 13, 2023, the Cincinnati Country Day School community celebrated the Class of 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees – Marc Comisar `71, Meredith “Meridy” Vollmer McLane `01, Erika L. Armstead `12, and Kyle Kistinger `12.
A long-treasured Country Day tradition, the entire eighth-grade class treated the community to a spring musical, and this year’s class performed Singing in the Rain Jr.
The American Jewish Committee of Cincinnati recently recognized three exceptional students from Cincinnati Country Day School for their remarkable community service efforts – Will Griffin `23, Marley Handler `24, and Katie Wang `24.
Surrounded by family, classmates, teachers, and coaches, two standout Nighthawks announced what colleges they will be taking their athletic talents to next year during spring signing day.
With war devastating Ukraine and school shootings all too common, we would all be wise to avoid military analogies when it comes to education. But the so-called “reading wars” continue to generate controversy among educators and parents regarding the best ways to teach early literacy. What is at stake in this long-running dispute, and how should schools respond?
Our Middle School Nighthawks showed up at the Miami Valley Conference track championship meet in May! In addition to the achievements listed below, the boys team placed 2nd overall and the girls team placed 3rd overall. Way to go, Nighthawks!
WCPO and the Ohio Lottery Commission saluted Will Donovan `23, Emil Hettich `23, and Joshua Williamson `23 as high school top achievers with the Best of Class 2023 designation.
Join us in celebrating our AMAZING faculty and staff! Each day we have a fun travel plan for them. We need your help and donations to make the week a trip to remember!
On April 27, Cincinnati Country Day School hosted a naturalization ceremony on our campus during which 51 - including two Country Day parents! - were sworn in as U.S. citizens.
World-renowned blues musician and activist Daryl Davis, who has to date convinced over 200 people to leave the KKK, visited our school. His work to foster respect and understanding through civil discourse inspired one of our Upper School students, Addison Heimann `24.
We can’t wait to welcome our community to kick off screen-free week and summer reading at the Scholastic Book Fair on Sunday, April 30 through Friday, May 5, at the Broadwell House.
At the close of this school year, we will bid farewell to three Country Day legends: Merle Black, Beth Langenbahn, and Ashley Ward. After a collective 83 years of service, these incredible educators are retiring.
Protect your identity and data! Cohen will recycle your devices with a risk-free guarantee, and Royal Document Destruction will collect and secure your documents for off-site shredding. Open to the public and free ($10 charge for TV recycling). This event is limited to personal data devices and documents only.
When Cincinnati Country Day School was founded in 1926, its founders – many with familiar Indian Hill family names like Black, Chatfield, Emery, Fleischmann, and Rowe – sought to provide an elite boarding school-level education at an “all day” school where “afternoons…will be devoted to outdoor play and sports.” While much has changed over the intervening 97 years...something that has not changed is Country Day’s appreciation of the value of sports to a well-rounded education.
CCDX is an experiential learning week that takes place every March. Offering developmentally appropriate courses for all students, CCDX Week promotes learning through exploration. CCDX Week offered dozens of course options for the students to select from, based on their own passions and interests.
Kids are underrated. If you don’t believe me, just ask them...my favorite student interactions are when I put them on the spot to think with intentionality. Every month I set up a table next to the dining terrace and write a provocative argument on an easel – for example, “school should be year-round” or “our dress code should return to full uniforms.” I then invite students to change my mind.
On March 3, Cincinnati Country Day School held its 6th annual Diversity Conference for Upper School students. Upper School students participated in a full day of learning that included keynote speakers, conference sessions, and the award-winning documentary film Crip Camp. The conference breakout sessions covered a wide variety of topics that celebrate backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of Country Day students and beyond.
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