The Country Day School

The Country Day School or CDS is an independent, non-profit university-preparatory school in King City, Ontario, Canada.[1]

It was founded in 1972.[2] It is a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS), and the Canadian Educational Standards Institute (CESI). Its Head of School is John Liggett.

The Country Day School
13415 Dufferin Street
King City, Ontario, L7B 1K5
Coordinates43°56′41″N 79°30′21″W / 43.94474°N 79.50591°WCoordinates: 43°56′41″N 79°30′21″W / 43.94474°N 79.50591°W
School typeIndependent, non-profit
Religious affiliation(s)Canadian Association of Independent Schools
Head of SchoolJohn Liggett
Area100-acre (0.40 km2)
Colour(s)Red, blue, gray, green
Team nameCDS Cyclone


Serving male and female students from junior kindergarten to grade 12, it has set a maximum class size of 24 students with an average of 17 students per. Each student is subject to an entrance assessment: an informal process for young children or the more formal Canadian Achievement Test for older students.[3]

The school is divided into a Junior School (JK-6), Middle School (7–8), and Senior School (9–12). CDS competes in CIS Athletic Association (CISAA) sports each term, particularly soccer, rugby, track and field, hockey, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, and cross country.

Being a private, independent school CDS charges a yearly fee of $27,100 for students in grades 1 to 12, and $23,350 for kindergarten students.


The school is situated on over 100 acre lot and has three full-sized gymnasiums, an athletics track, two softball diamonds, five full-size fields, and three smaller fields. One full-size field is synthetic turf, and one of the small fields has synthetic turf and is covered with a dome for all-season access. The school also has a performing arts centre with a 350-seat theatre, practice rooms, and an atrium.

In February 2016, it opened a 4,700 square metres (51,000 sq ft) two-storey building for the senior school and administration offices which was funded by $10 million raised through the "Making Connections" campaign.[4] It contains nine classrooms, administration offices, a dining hall, and learning centres.[4]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ Private Independent Schools 2003. Bunting & Lyon. 2003. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  2. ^ State support of religious education: Canada versus the United Nations. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. 2007. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "FAQ". The Country Day School. Archived from the original on July 5, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Country Day School's new building". King Weekly Sentinel. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Michael Cammalleri's Star Burning Bright; Richmond Hill's Michael Cammalleri made sports headlines last month when he was acquired by the Calgary Flames from the LA Kings". Archived from the original on February 21, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  6. ^ "Habs star Mike Cammalleri plays hockey the 'Toronto way'". Toronto Star. May 14, 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  7. ^ Martin, Simon (31 October 2013). "Photo display honours King's world-class talent". King Connection. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  8. ^ Scrivener, Leslie; Ormsby, Mary (2 January 2010). "Secret Life of Girls: Adriana Leon". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  9. ^ "CDS grad qualifies for the Olympics". King Weekly Sentinel. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2016.

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