Diversity is an educational imperative because it is pivotal to the intellectual, social, and moral growth of every child. Diversity brings richness and meaning to life. Students, parents, faculty, and administrators of different backgrounds, perspectives, and talents contribute to a varied and comprehensive learning experience. Consequently, a partnership between the home and school is essential for the full development of all people.
At Country Day, we believe diversity takes many forms. As a school community, racial/ethnic diversity is as important as the geographic and socioeconomic diversity of our students and their diversity in beliefs, interests, and learning styles. Country Day explores, respects, and celebrates diversity while recognizing the common goals, principles, and beliefs shared by everyone.
From the early childhood program through grade 12, over 30 school districts are represented. While 25% of our families come from our own backyard, Indian Hill, 75% come from cities, villages, communities, and neighborhoods all over the tri-state area, making us the most geographically diverse school in the greater Cincinnati area.
Whether a student's family lived abroad at one point, has just moved to the United States from another country, or is part of an exchange/visitor's program, our community has definite international appeal. In recent years, new families to CCDS have come from Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Pakistan, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and many more. The international diversity at CCDS contributes to a varied and enriched student experience both in and out of the classroom.
CCDS is also a Student and Exchange Visitors Program school and is approved to grant F-1 visas by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Students who wish to study in the U.S. from abroad should visit our Admission page.
Country Day’s diversity enhances the academic experience as well as extra-curricular and social experiences for students that are not limited or defined by boundaries. In fact, both the global and “glocal” (global experience in a local setting) focus of our program, is intentional. The diverse curricular and co-curricular environment we create allows students to expand their understanding for people and cultures that may be different from their own.
Country Day has over 60 clubs and student organizations, many of which are dedicated to diversity. Some of our cultural and diversity offerings include:
- ACORN (All Children’s OutReach Network)
- Asian Awareness
- BCW (Black Cultural Workshop)
- Diversity Book Club
- Environmental Club
- GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)
- International Club
- JEW Club (Jewish Educational Workshop)
- Model UN
- OAK (Outreach And Knowledge)
- SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
- Young Life (Christian)
Simply put, our community is diverse across many attributes, and we seek to provide a real-world experience that values, promotes, respects, and understands the importance of inclusion.