From our social emotional learning curriculum to our commitment
to “student centered” pathways, Country Day’s dynamic
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade program is one of the best
investments in your child’s future you will ever make.
This week, Head of School Lee Thomsen published a new blog:
Benefits of a Holistic and Dynamic Country Day Education.” In
the post, he details how Country Day’s program is truly unique
and how we equip students from the earliest ages with the
academic and social-emotional habits and skills needed for
success in school and life.
Head of School Lee Thomsen’s August 2018 blog “What
it Truly Means to be a Country Day
Student“ explores the school’s success in creating
a community where children thrive as students as well as
productive and compassionate members of society.
As a school we combine the qualities of community – knowing,
loving, and appreciating each and every student for his or her
unique gifts - while also providing the finest educational
experience in the Sacramento region.
Country Day students achieve the highest test scores, receive
numerous awards, and 100% of our graduates matriculate to
colleges and universities across the state and nation.
However, it is not just these accomplishments that define what it
means to be a Country Day student; being a student at Country Day
means being part of a diverse, inclusive and supportive
Whether in our Lower School,
Middle School and High School, one of the hallmarks of the Country Day advantage is
that our students know they can count on a community where all
members feel appreciated, respected, and safe. And, because our
students learn how to contribute meaningfully to the lives of
others, the impacts of a Country Day education extend far beyond
the school’s doors.
As a young man I was fascinated with Saint Francis of Assisi, the
patron saint of Italy. One quotation attributed to him
reads, “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s
possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
That’s what we do every day. Our spectacular faculty and
staff nurture, believe in, and challenge your children to reach
beyond what they know they can do to achieve what they don’t yet
know they can do – “the impossible.”
And that is the essence of Sacramento Country Day.