GCDS FIRST’s critical endowment objectives include:

• Financial Aid—To support socio-economic diversity at Country Day and allow for tuition moderation even as costs rise.

• Excellence in Teaching—To fund professional development opportunities for teachers, as well as sabbaticals and other benefits that greatly impact the recruitment and retention of a talented faculty.

• Programs—To augment current programs and to create new initiatives in such areas as robotics and coding, student leadership, and international travel.


Tomorrow’s exigencies may be different from today’s, perhaps in ways we can’t yet imagine. A strong endowment enables Country Day to be proactive in exciting ways and reactive if need be.