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Country Day School

1699 Old Dry Creek Road
Huntsville,AL 35806
(256) 837-5266

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Who We Are

At The Country Day School in Huntsville we believe that for young people,school is much more than just a place of learning – it's also an important community where they develop self-esteem,set goals,and cultivate talents.The encouragement and opportunities students encounter here will have a powerful impact on their futures.

Our students flourish in an atmosphere where they are encouraged to work effectively in groups as well as to recognize their own worth and talents as individuals.

We seek to provide an environment of warmth,challenge,and support for all our students,whether they are preschoolers watching the mysteries of the world unfold,primary students making exciting discoveries,or elementary students working together to problem-solve challenging questions.

A Reggio Inspired and Nature Based School

The schools of Country Day offer a unique learning experience in which student's learning takes place both within the classroom and out in our 21 acre park-like setting.For over 33 years,the schools housed at Country Day have educated students to be creative thinkers and problem solvers.We prepare students to enter the global community and share their gifts and talents to make a better world.

A Unique Private School Experience

This school is much more than just a place of learning – it's a community – where our students develop self-esteem,set goals,and cultivate talents.Students thrive when they are encouraged to work effectively in groups.The encouragement and opportunities students receive will have a significant impact on their lives.

Country Day offers an environment of warmth,support and challenges for all our students,whether they are preschoolers watching the mysteries of the world unfold,primary students making exciting discoveries,or elementary students working together to problem-solve challenging questions.Mandarin Chinese,Spanish,Music,The Arts,Library and Fitness expand our students' overall experiences.

Our programs are designed to meet the varying needs of our families.The Preschool programs include half-day,school day and school day with extended care.The International School dismisses at 2:30pm with an option for extended care until 5:30.The Camp,our summer program,offers an option for parents to provide their child with the opportunity to explore,to play and to learn… all summer long.

International Global School

Kindergarten through 8th Grade
The International School at Country Day encourages students to develop a world view that broadens their thinking beyond the boundaries of nations.Using a combination of content knowledge and 21st century critical thinking skills,our curriculum introduces students to diverse cultures and traditions,and develops their ability to examine issues from different perspectives.

Preschool for the Whole Child

2 1/2 to 4 years old
The Preschool at Country Day is the only Reggio-inspired preschool in the region.Our preschool gives early learners an enriched play-based interdisciplinary curriculum designed to develop the whole child in art,science,language,literacy,emotional and social growth,math and movement – empowering children to explore the world,create meaning,and challenge their own thinking.

Nothing Without Joy

Kindergarten through 8th Grade
We provide a stimulating yet nurturing environment.Our students have all the benefits of excellent learning opportunities without the pressures that often accompany them.

What Makes Us Unique


Spacious Playgrounds
Climbing structures,slides,push-cars,and houses for pretend play are all part of the outdoor spaces offered to children.

elementary school preparation

Preparation for Kindergarten
State-of-the-art pre-kindergarten class that integrates arts and science with creative expression.Along with physical well-being and social development,we ready children for lifelong success in learning.

secure facilitySecure Facility
With closed circuit cameras and electronically locked doors,we offer peace of mind to families.

inspiring location

Inspiring Location
Our school is located in the warm and family oriented city of Huntsville.Our mission is to nurture the inner capabilities of each child in order to foster enduring skills and abilities.


Atelier (Art Studio)
An Atelier connotes an artist's workroom and at Country Day School,it is also a common space that children share.It supports the use of different media while encouraging exchanges between the different materials,people and ideas.


Child Cared for Garden
The children and families of Country Day care for this intimate plot of ground where opportunities for growth,exploration and a close look at nature are provided.


Scholarship Opportunities
Our Country Day Scholars program partners with Scholarships for Kids and Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organizations to empower parents to choose the best education for their child.Learn more about scholarships to assist families seeking to expand their educational opportunities.

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Nature Nearby
Located just north of Research Park in West Huntsville,our campus is home to a modern 24,000 sq.ft.facility.Our secure,state of the art school building and gym are surrounded by 21 park-like acres filled with hiking trails and bordered by beautiful Dry Creek!

"The best preschool approach in the world!"


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  • Darby loves going to school everyday!She is learning so much.It's a very hands on school and the teachers are amazing!

    – Parent from The Country Day School

  • The preschool at The Country Day School is truly fantastic.The teachers are so engaged with the kids.Their learning approach is so creative and fun.And it's been amazing to see how my kids have developed at this school.

    – Parent from The Country Day School

  • There is no other school like it in North Alabama!My children Love it!

    – Parent from The Country Day School

  • Thanks to CDS for preparing my son well for his new private high school.

    – Parent from The Country Day School

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