What Country Day’s founders believed to be true has been unequivocally proven by research: No factor of schooling is more important to student learning—not programs, not facilities—than being taught by an effective teacher. Who teachers are and how they teach matters. Country Day’s talented faculty boasts a teacher of the year, an author of a book on writing, numerous adventurers who have taught and volunteered abroad, and many recipients of academic honors. What they all share is a dedication to their craft and a penchant for lifelong learning.

“Some of the best teachers I’ve ever had were at Country Day. A lot of them really go above and beyond and become mentors. That shaped who you became over those years. They’re teaching you how to problem solve and collaborate.” —Field Failing ’97