Mens Sana In Corpore Sano - A Sound Mind in a Sound Body - is the motto we live by.
For over 100 years, our headmasters, faculty, and trustees have built a school community in which each student receives a well-rounded, progressive, and compassionate education. Through meaningful lessons, our students grow into conscientious leaders, creative problem-solvers, and culturally aware citizens who connect to their school, local, and global communities. Our educational traditions, along with our continuing innovation in teaching and learning practices, benefit and provide a multitude of opportunities for our students. Our diverse and forward-thinking alumni are evidence of this success. All of these elements come together to keep Detroit Country Day School at the forefront of education in the 21st century.
Mission - Detroit Country Day School develops citizens and leaders of the world in a culturally diverse environment of academic rigor, competitive athletics, and artistic expression, built on a foundation of service and character.
F. Alden Shaw ~ Founder and First Headmaster
On a ship back from Paris where he attended Haute de E'cole, Mr. Shaw recalls an acquaintance raving about the wondrous opportunities in a blossoming American city of Detroit, Michigan. He decided this is where he would begin his dream of founding an all-boys school.
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