"I worked for Summer in the City Detroit...going to local gardens and planting fresh produce, painting murals on buildings to give life to the neighborhood, and planning fun activities for kids ages 5-13 throughout different community centers and schools in the city...it made me appreciate the city of Detroit even more than I thought that I could." ~Shelby Gilyard '12
"I met Tibetan refuges, who have wrongfully been forced from their homes as a result of persecution and violence in their home country. I was enraptured by their stories of hardship and tales of escape, interested by their cultures attempt to remain intact in spite of adversity, and amazed by their strength and way of life." ~Kaeleigh Heatley '14
“Its really amazing how many people are touched by blood cancer. It seems like everyone knows a relative or a friend suffering from this and as a result they all want to help. I’m really grateful for all the generous donations.”
~Eric Mueller '81
Read more about how Eric raised money for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Foundation by visiting all 30 Major League Baseball parks around the country in 30 days on the Celebrating Service blog.
As a top Michigan private preschool and elementary school, the Detroit Country Day Lower School program fosters the social and emotional growth of children ages three to eight years old while stressing the development of rigorous academic skills. We emphasize a developmental approach to learning that encourages students to make discoveries on their own and allows teachers to tailor instruction to each child’s needs. From the very earliest grades, your child learns science, math, computer skills, French, history, art, music, English and physical education. This dedicated instruction gives students the confidence to master basic skills and progress to higher levels of learning. An integrated curriculum, linking study in different subjects around common themes, helps students make connections between disciplines and apply what they have learned in new situations.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOWER SCHOOL
The nurturing that began at Detroit Country Day Lower School continues as we tailor it to each student's maturity level. In the Junior School, your child will be guided on that path by caring and knowledgeable teachers who will keep students excited about learning, teach them it's "okay" to be smart or to ask questions if they are unsure, while establishing good study habits and promoting individual responsibility that can only be found in top Michigan private elementary schools. At every level, special units are taught which may combine the arts, science, social studies and French. Extra-curricular programs enhance the educational experience as children participate in performance groups, after-school enrichment or school-sponsored family activities.
Children will gain confidence, develop personal responsibility and increasing independence. They will discover within themselves a more capable and inquisitive young person than they ever imagined, leading them on their journey to the Middle School.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
Middle school is considered one of the most critical times in human development, as students experience a variety of physical, emotional and academic changes and challenges. Every child has his or her own developmental timetable, and the Detroit Country Day Middle School program endeavors to meet the needs of this ever changing and maturing population. As a leading Michigan private middle school, Detroit Country Day Middle School strives to provide every student with an environment that promotes strong values, provides emotional and academic support, and encourages a genuine passion for learning.
In sixth through eighth grades, students move from a self-contained classroom setting toward more departmentalized learning centers that enable them to work cooperatively on subject-matter projects, as well as community and more global issues. In addition to the academic curriculum, the community-service activities, athletic teams and after-school programs offer additional guidance and opportunities for both academic and personal growth. Detroit Country Day Middle School offers many special learning experiences that have been designed for our students as they journey through early adolescence.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Detroit Country Day Upper School places a high priority on the love of learning, the use of talents and skills for the greater good, and challenging and comprehensive instruction in the basic liberal arts disciplines through diversity of teaching styles for students of similar abilities.
Students in Detroit Country Day Upper School experience the best any Michigan private high school can offer through a mix of challenging academic schedules, sports, social activities, and community service. They know that their success, like other things important in life, comes from self-motivation and perseverance. They achieve a solid academic grounding through a superior liberal arts curriculum with numerous electives that enable them to explore individual interests.
The Upper School prepares students for entrance into selective colleges and universities. Upon earning a place in the Upper School, students also earn a promise from that day forward; a promise of opportunities to become part of something special for the rest of their lives. It's a promise that they will be challenged, and their horizons widened by memorable faculty and unique experiences.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UPPER SCHOOL