The morning handshake is a tradition from our past, a gesture that symbolizes our sense of respect and integrity, and a reminder that at Country Day we value much more than academic achievement. Caring about character is fundamental to who we are. From the polite interactions in the Dining Hall to the inclusiveness of sports and arts endeavors, from the enthusiasm students demonstrate in the classroom to the empathy behind community service, our students make us proud with their TIGER PRIDE.

Our founders and first leaders would recognize in GCDS today the same family school and values they knew and cherished.