The Yellowjackets

Detroit Country Day School’s Athletics program is an integral part of the school’s total educational experience. Our athletic philosophy emphasizes the development of our student-athletes physically, psychologically, socially and personally, while teaching them to strive for excellence, and to understand that adversity and defeat are merely opportunities for personal growth. A broad range of athletic activities for both male and female students provides each with the opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports. 

Vital to the success of the athletic program is our ability to develop healthy lifestyles and encourage the “pursuit of physical well-being.”  We strive to teach commitment, self-discipline, self-sacrifice, self-respect, sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, loyalty, and pride in one’s self and school community.

The Detroit Country Day School’s Athletics program is dedicated to the development of the entire student-athlete: mind, body and spirit. Young men and women who experience interscholastic competition command an understanding of life that will help shape their own personal philosophies and enhance their lives in the future. 

The Detroit Country Day School mascot is a yellow jacket but we are the Yellowjackets.

State Championships

Team Years
Coed Mountain Biking 2012, 2013
Coed Sailing 2012, 2015
Men's Baseball 1995
Men's Basketball 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2010, 2013
Football 1986, 1995, 1999
Men's Golf 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1992
Men's Ice Hockey 1981, 2018, 2019
Men's Lacrosse 1974, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2014
Men's Soccer 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990,1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2018
Men's Tennis 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Track & Field 1971, 2004, 2007
Men's Wrestling 1978
Women's Basketball 1989, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018
Women's Field Hockey 2016
Women's Golf 2013
Women's Lacrosse 1984, 1994
Women's Soccer 1191, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2004
Women's Tennis 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Women's Track & Field 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2011, 2012