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Vivid Campaign

Vivid. It's the brightest something can be.

It’s also the name of Detroit Country Day School’s most aspirational project in history.

VIVID, the Campaign for an Extraordinary Detroit Country Day School, is 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.

The plan calls for a consolidated Junior and Lower School at the Maple Road campus, an extensive renovation and expansion of the Middle School, and the addition of a state-of-the-art Upper School film studio. The facilities will be bold, spacious and modern, unlocking our ability to inspire students through collaborative, social and self-directed learning opportunities. Additionally, VIVID will deliver new technology, increased security and an expansion of fine arts, physical education, and STEAM activities.

The VIVID campaign seeks to raise at least $15 million from DCDS families and friends. Please join our loyal community as we strive to offer the single most extraordinary and VIVID school experience. 

Make a donation or a pledge to support the campaign today!

What is the purpose of the VIVID Campaign?

  • VIVID Capital Campaign is a fundraising effort to support a multi-year, multi-campus project designed to transform the DCDS student experience
  • The project includes major renovations to the Middle and Lower Schools
  • The Middle School will add 50,000 square feet to the existing three-story, 63,000-square-foot building originally built in 1991
  • The overall VIVID Capital Campaign also calls for a reimagining of the Junior and Lower schools into a single renovated campus at the Maple Road location in Bloomfield Hills.
  • The project will also provide more dedicated space for the STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), the hands-on Maker's Space learning program and music among other changes
  • Additional project highlights include expanded academic classrooms, specially designed art spaces, and a film studio at the Upper School in Beverly Hills

What grades will the new campuses house?

  • The 2018-2019 school year will be a transition year, where the Junior School (Village Campus) will house grades JK - 2, and the Middle School will house grades 3 - 8
  • Upon full completion grades PK3 - 4 will reside on the new Lower School Campus (Maple Road Campus)
  • Also, upon full completion grades 5 - 8 will reside on the new Middle School Campus (Hillview Campus)

What is the proposed timeline of the project?

  • The new Blue & Gold Stadium softball field was completed in the spring of 2018
  • Middle School expansion and renovation officially kicked off in fall 2017 and is expected to be complete by the start of the 2018-19 school year
  • The Lower School expansion is scheduled to begin the summer of 2018 and estimated to be completed in the latter half of 2019
  • The new film studio should be completed in the summer of 2019

What are the projected costs?

  • DCDS will invest $33 million to expand classrooms & special subjects' spaces
  • The $14 million portion of the $30 million investment will support the Middle School project to significantly update and nearly double the amount of classroom space in the building
  • $18 million is required for the Lower School expansion
  • $1 million for the Upper School Film Studio
  • The campaign also supports the softball field upgrade 
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Preschool 3 & 4
3003 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248.430.2887
Grades K-2
3600 Bradway Boulevard
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248.430.2740 
Grades 3-8
22400 Hillview Lane
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: 248.430.3566/1677
Grades 9-12
22305 West 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: 248.646.7717

Detroit Country Day School is a private, independent, co-educational, non-denominational, preschool through grade 12 college preparatory school focused on a well-rounded liberal arts education. Emphasis on academics, arts, athletics, and character development is prevalent across the curriculum. The school admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. 

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