Head's Welcome

Welcome to Country Day School! It is my honor and privilege to serve as Head of School. At CDS, we not only value the qualities of play, but play also informs our rich daily program and activities. Playing and learning go hand in hand.  Research has shown us that through the power of play, children, for example:

  • Learn and develop cognitive skills, math, and measurement.  
  • Play helps to build a child’s self-esteem and all children are cherished for their own unique qualities.
  • Outdoor play encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Country Day has a rich history of valuing past traditions but also moving forward with energy and purpose. We hear so many great things from parents about our Art and Gardening enrichments.  On that note, I am excited to share with you that this school year we are offering Music, STEM, and Spanish, while also continuing to explore and focus on new and innovative academic programs. 

We look forward to seeing you tour the school campus!


Mary S. Dickerson
Head of School 

"Play is the highest form of research."
Albert Einstein 

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