Homecoming 2018! 


Homecoming Day Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 am - Alumni Co-Ed Soccer Game - Fieldhouse
  • 10:00 am - Junior Jacket Half Mile - Shaw Stadium
  • 10:15 am  - Yellowjacket Fun Run - Shaw Stadium
  • 10:30 am - Alumni Breakfast of Champions  - Shaw Lobby
  • 11:30 am  - First VIVID Tour -Begins in Shaw Lobby
  • 12:00 pm - Second VIVID Tour - Begins in Shaw Lobby
  • 12:30 pm - Alumni Tailgate - Shaw Stadium
  • 1:00  pm  - Homecoming Game v. Chandler Park - Shaw Stadium


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Breakfast of Champions


All alumni and their families are invited to celebrate the DCDS State Championship Winning Football Teams of 1986, 1995, and 1999 at the Breakfast of Champions!


Homecoming Morning
Saturday, October 6, 2018


Breakfast Buffet - 10:30am - 12:30pm | Shaw Lobby
Homecoming Game - 1pm | Shaw Stadium 
Recognition of the Champions - Halftime | Shaw Stadium 


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We are excited to invite back Jerry Hansen, our former Headmaster, and several iconic coaches who are expected to join us: Joe D'Angelo, Dan MacLean, John Wilson, John Meyers, Dave Wilson, Steve Mann, and Seth Shilling.


Our Vision is VIVID


Tina Mangalick '06, Director of Major Gifts at DCDS, has been hard at work giving tours of our brand new Middle School. The expansion has been made possible by VIVID, the Campaign for an Extraordinary Detroit Country Day School - a special fundraising effort to transform DCDS's educational experience for current and future generations.


The campaign reimagines our teaching spaces and brings a powerful new energy to the way we engage our students from pre-school through graduation in a way that is cohesive, engaging, and vibrant. Every detail of our new facilities will create the finest, most forward-thinking experience for our students while building on over 100 years of tradition.


All alumni are invited to take a tour of the new building during Homecoming on October 6. If you would like to take a tour of the new Middle School, but are unable to make it during Homecoming, please contact Tina at For more information on VIVID, please visit


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Reunions 2018!


Alumna Makes Cover of Inc. Magazine


Sarah Larson Levey '05 is featured on the cover of the September 2018 Inc. Magazine. Sarah's five year old yoga company, Y7 Studio, which has locations in New York City and Los Angeles ranked number 80 on the 2018 Inc. 5000. Y7 Studio was created because Sarah was disappointed with the yoga classes she was finding in NYC. Read Sarah's story .


Alumna Launches Detroit Music Festival

Leah Hill '13 is the founder of Kindred Media and Entertainment. She also created the Kindred Music and Culture Festival which was recently held in Detroit at Roosevelt Park on August 18, 2018. In addition to the music and festivities, Leah wanted to make a difference in the lives of children in the community. During the festival she held an art supply drive for Mackenzie Elementary and Middle School on Detroit's west side. She recognized that she had access to many art resources during her time at DCDS and wanted to provide the same types of resources to Detroit community schools.


Join Us for Open House


Did you know we have 83 alumni who are parents of 123 current DCDS students, including seven families where both parents are alumni? Carry on the Detroit Country Day School legacy! We invite you to attend our Fall Open House on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.


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Friends of the Arts

Metro-Detroit alumni, support the arts at DCDS and take advantage of the special opportunities afforded to you as a member of the Friends of the Arts. In the past they have offered jewelry making classes, batiking, special tours of the DIA, Pewabic Tile tours, and the Holiday Walk at Meadowbrook. Some of these events are offered exclusively to members of Friends of the Arts. If you would like to become a member visit Please note that the members only events do have separate fees for attendance.


Alumni Quick Notes


Connor McGinnis '17 - committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the Air Force Academy. Connor was previously a defenseman for the Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League. Read the article.

Jordan Yagiela '11 - is working for the Detroit Regional Chamber. Through her work she coordinates Leadership Detroit, a 10 month program for emerging and existing leaders in the Detroit area. A few DCDS alumni have even participated in the program (Andrew Stein '00 and Erica Donerson '97).

Sapan Shah '01- is working in L.A. as an artist, tour, and marketing manager for two artists, Infected Mushroom and EOTO. He recently visited Country Day for the first time in over 15 years. 


Steve Ballmer '73 - was recently featured in an article about his career journey on Read the article.


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