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EPIIC is DCDS’s unique approach to learning—that goes beyond what students learn to focus on how students learn.

EPIIC is Experiential, Participatory, Image-Rich, Interdisciplinary, and Connected learning. It is the framework for building creative problem solvers and leaders in a global landscape and develop the complex, collaborative, and creative skills needed for future careers.

Experiential

Students learn through activities and project-based learning. Teachers acting as project facilitators seek to not only help students find success, but also to engineer their initial failure. Specific experiences built into each grade level give students a constructive understanding of designing, prototyping, evaluating, and then modifying based on results and analysis.

Participatory

Students of all ages play an active role in their education. While preschool students learn and interact through play, Middle School students are given the framework for a problem and utilize STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) concepts to determine possible solutions. By participating in lessons, concepts are more deeply engrained.

Image-Rich

Young people today live in a visual world, and instruction must include vibrant, frequent imagery. The ability of our students to communicate and story-tell through images is not only critical to them, but to their success in the professional world. Every classroom at DCDS is equipped with interactive technology to display, record and create images.

Interdisciplinary

DCDS teachers understand that the world beyond the classroom is not divided into clear academic areas. Our faculty develop connected lessons across diverse and challenging content areas. Upper School courses blend a wide variety of topics such as math, coding, art and creativity into one lesson to bridge content areas and even grade levels.

Connected

Connected learning brings the classroom to life by rooting lessons in a real-world context. Through partnerships with area businesses, hospitals, and community organizations, sister schools around the globe, alumni leaders in virtually every profession, and our senior project initiative, DCDS students forge unique connections with inspiring people, places and ideas.

Our unique approach to learning has been featured in the media. To read more, tap or click the links or images below.

Hour Magazine - September 21, 2018

 

SEEN Magazine - August 9, 2017

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DETROIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL | CONTACT US
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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