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Curious scientists & explorers. Lifelong Problem Solvers  It's more than what I achieve. It's who I become.

Middle School

Grades 4-5 & 6-8

Detroit Country Day Middle School provides an exciting, innovative, and experiential learning environment. Based on research and built on a solid, proven educational foundation, our customizable curriculum benefits each child’s development. Our goal is to create independent and resilient learners by encouraging students to extend themselves beyond their comfort zone and celebrate success in a community that values the student-teacher relationship. Our Advisory program provides students with a place of belonging, an adult advocate, and a person that understands cognitive development in these critical years. 

Our dedicated faculty recognize that every child develops and matures at their own rate. Students tackle challenging curricula and are encouraged to think critically, collaborate, and make mistakes fearlessly. We take great pride in our history as educators and in seeing our students become resilient and successful as they continue to shape fulfilling futures.

The strong, supportive, and engaged DCDS community thrives on relationships. Relationships between the student, the teacher, and the student's family are essential to creating a partnership. The more engagement we can have with each of the constituents, the better we can educate our students.
~ Michael Jenkins, Middle School Director

Core Curriculum

The first academic priority in the Middle School is the development of thinking, writing, and study skills.


include a variety of offerings to meet the skill levels and interests of our students.

Specialty Programs

Specialty programs help our students assimilate to the Middle School community and grasp an understanding of the physical and emotional changes often encountered within this age group.