Detroit Country Day School

22305 W Thirteen Mile Road
Franklin, MI 48025
Tel: (248)430-3587
Grades: PK-12 | 1522 students
  • Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student's potential.
  • Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts education to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity.
  • Detroit Country Day School promotes each student's in-depth exploration of the fine arts, from basic art concepts in pre-school to a full conservatory program in the upper grades.
  • Equally important, the school promotes the moral, character and leadership development of all students, enabling them to achieve excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.
  • Detroit Country Day School also guides students in their physical development, believing it essential to the emergence of a well-rounded individual.
  • It offers a superior liberal arts curriculum at all levels, emphasizing Advanced Placement and college-level courses in grades nine through twelve.
  • The prestigious International Baccalaureate program, originally adopted by the school in 1980, qualifies graduates for international university admission or sophomore standing in many American colleges.
  • Every Detroit Country Day School graduate earns acceptance at four-year colleges and universities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1914

Student Body

Total Students 1522 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Detroit Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 28 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Please visit www.dcds.edu for a current curriculum guide
Average SAT score 2010
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Grades 9 through12-Tim Bearden, Grades 6 through 8-Julie Bianchi, Grades 3 through 5-Pre-KinLisa Zimmerman, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2-Jennifer Bullock
Admissions Associate Michele Reimer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 23 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
CheeringClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
SailingSnowboarding,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Please visit www.dcds.edu for current listing Please visit www.dcds.edu for current listing,

School Notes

  • Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student's potential.
  • Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts education to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Detroit Country Day School promotes each student's in-depth exploration of the fine arts, from basic art concepts in pre-school to a full conservatory program in the upper grades.
  • Equally important, the school promotes the moral, character and leadership development of all students, enabling them to achieve excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.
  • Detroit Country Day School also guides students in their physical development, believing it essential to the emergence of a well-rounded individual. The school offers more than 30 team sports, ranging from traditional sports including football, basketball, baseball and softball to snowboarding, mountain biking, figure skating and ultimate frisbee. Athletic teams are primarily coached by Detroit Country Day School faculty and alumni, ensuring that the school's values are consistently reinforced, both in the class and on the field.
  • The school's four distinct campuses are organized by grade level, yet the Detroit Country Day School philosophy is consistent throughout. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. It offers a superior liberal arts curriculum at all levels, emphasizing Advanced Placement and college-level courses in grades nine through twelve. The prestigious International Baccalaureate program, originally adopted by the school in 1980, qualifies graduates for international university admission or sophomore standing in many American colleges. Every Detroit Country Day School graduate earns acceptance at four-year colleges and universities.
  • Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. While the school was initially established in Detroit, it now serves more than 50 local communities.
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