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!
- 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
- 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)
- The new Blue & Gold Stadium softball field will be 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
- DCDS will invest $30 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
- $16 million is required for the Lower School expansion
- The campaign also supports the film studio expansion and softball field upgrade