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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.

Helping Students Problem Solve

Upper School teacher Jamie Back teaches classes, runs the Makerspace and advises the school’s Maker Crew, but she also has experience as a Science Friday Educator Collaborator. Read More

Adding a Global Perspective

Before working at Country Day, Nico Rumboll taught geography in Buenos Aires. "I always thought teaching was an important job,” said Rumboll. Read More

Teaching As A Lifelong Dream

"My win on any day is that the kids are engaged in what we're learning and that they feel challenged," said Jared McFee. "If you don't feel challenged, you're not learning.” Read More.

Connecting with Students

When you walk into Dawn Daugherty's classroom, you know she is the type of teacher that goes above and beyond for her students. "I've known since third grade that I wanted to be a teacher," said Daugherty. 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.

CCDSummer programs are located on our beautiful 62-acre campus and offers a variety of day camps, courses, and athletic camps for children 18 months through entering grade 12. 

Lacrosse Summer Camp

Latest News

The Down-Low on Lo-Poe

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, the director of fine arts, a member of the Parents’ Association, and always the life of any Country Day gathering.  

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Beyond the Bucket Hat

Tom Powers wears a lot of hats on the Country Day campus. From calling football games, track meets, and other athletic events to mowing the lawns to coaching middle school football and even becoming the self-proclaimed "Country Day Athletics Historian" – you will find Tom all over campus.  

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Cross-Divisional Collaboration 8 Years in the Making

The long-standing impact that cross-divisional opportunities have on our students is unparalleled. And while the experiences are memorable for our students, so are they for our faculty and staff.  sometimes there are opportunities for cross-divisional collaboration in other areas of the school, such is the case with Sarah Beyreis and Lee Ann Bertsch, who worked together to spearhead the school’s ISACS accreditation this school year.  

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Kaitlyn Hardesty '21 and other chess players

In honor of International Chess Day 2022, we wanted to share the article below, which was written by Dr. Yven Destin, former CCDS history faculty member. 

It was not long ago that senior Kaitlyn Hardesty ‘18 bested male players in a field of 20 but lost the championship match in Country Day’s 2018 chess tournament. Kaitlyn was one of two females in the tournament; the other, sophomore Helen Kovach ’20.

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Cole Harten

True, for the 2022-23 school year, Harvard University offered admission to only 1,954 students out of 61,220 applicants. But it’s also true that as co-president of Honor Council, co-president of the Science Olympiad team, Mock Trial captain, Academic Team captain, golf team player, tennis team member, and as one of the funniest writers his advisor has even known, Cole is prepared for whatever Harvard will throw his way.

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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