Meet Our Community
The experience and training of the faculty help to challenge and support each student in all areas of academics, as well as in their social, emotional, and physical growth. Our faculty provide a safe and nurturing environment, and work with parents to benefit the education of every student. Caring collaborative relationships connect students, teachers, and parents, creating the many advantages of a Detroit Country Day School education.
Our faculty continuously win awards in their disciplines, publish research articles and studies, and many are nationally renowned experts in their fields.
Throughout Detroit Country Day School, students learn in an atmosphere that promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to become independent learners and thinkers, well prepared for secondary school. Our goal is to develop and nurture the entire child.
All our students must participate in the arts, competitive athletics, and community service.
Portrait of a Detroit Country Day Student
These characteristics represent the core of a student's experiences, pursuits, and commitments, integrating essential skills within academics, athletics, arts and activities:
- Collaborative and Cooperative
- Community-Centered and Globally Aware
- Conscientious Leader
- Critical Thinker and Creative Problem Solver
- Health and Wellness Oriented
- Independent Learner
- Information Literate
- Socially and Personally Responsible
- Technologically Adept
"By working toward a common goal, parent volunteers often form lasting friendships and make a significant difference to our school and its students." - Anne Weiner, parent of three alumni, former Parents' Association president and current Board of Trustee.
The core of volunteers for the associations work together with the individual campuses and the Detroit Country Day community as a whole, to supplement the curriculum between parents, children and administration, and foster a spirit of understanding and support. All associations are led by an executive board and parent chairs who organize and lead the association's efforts.
- Upper School Parents' Association (USPA)
- Middle School Parents' Association (MSPA)
- Junior School Parents' Association (JSPA)
- Lower School Parents' Association (LSPA)
- Earning 4 Learning (E4L)
- Friends of the Arts Association (FOA)
- Blue & Gold Club
Numerous volunteer opportunities exist for current parents, past parents, alumni and friends of the school.
For over 100 years, the Detroit Country Day School has transformed students into leaders of character who go on to great accomplishments. Our alumni, more than 6,000 strong, live across the country and around the world and are leaders in the fields of industry, medicine, government, and non-profits for humanitarian causes. They carry the lessons they learn at Detroit Country Day School into adulthood and often look back on their years here as among the most rewarding of their lives.
Our alumni stay connected and get involved through our Alumni Association and various student events. As graduates, our alumni are not only a proud example of our successful legacy, but also a role model for future generations of graduates.
Board of Trustees
Jonathan S. Aaron
Terence E. Adderley
Terrence Barr '86
Don Nystrom '88
Robert Parker '91
Thank you to all our current and past trustees for their time and dedication to Detroit Country Day School.
DCDS Owned or Affiliated Businesses!
Businesses identified with an asterisk are also generously committed Annual Fund donors and give back to DCDS in a variety of ways.
For any questions about participating in the DCDS Business Network, contact Christa Reid, Sr. Development Manager at 248-430-1703 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Annette Compo, Current Parent at 248-640-9803 or email@example.com.