Environmental Commitment

More than 90 years ago, Country Day was established in a rural setting to take advantage of the numerous resources available in a natural, unsettled, environment. The founders were committed to outdoor education, and in particular, the study of nature. Student devoted the afternoons to outdoor play and sports or nature study in the fields and woodlands.

As the impact of technology continues to shape the world in which we live, research now shows that outdoor education and play are important component of student development. To that end, our school is committed to growing the environmental programming for all of our students, early childhood through grade 12, with a purposeful, connected, and innovative environmental curriculum. We continue to instill a culture of sustainability and purposeful connection to the natural world through education, partnerships, action, and self-assessment that empower and inspire our community members to be stewards of our environment.

Examples of Environmental Commitment