Upland Country Day School

420 W Street Road,
Kennett Square, PA, 19348-0193
Tel: (610)444-3035
Grades: PK - 9 | 150 students
Upland Country Day School’s mission is to develop independent and lifelong learners.
We want our students to be courageous, to appreciate the uniqueness of self and others, to be good citizens, and to demonstrate good stewardship.
Our academic program, enhanced by current computer technology, the arts, and athletics, is designed to promote the intellectual, moral, and physical potential of each child.
To that end, Upland aims to create a nurturing environment with small classes and a dedicated faculty who care deeply about children.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 9
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Upland Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki, collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,375
Tuition Notes $10,200 to $21,400
% on Financial Aid 35%
Admissions Director Joseph Sailer
Admissions Associate Gina Ralston

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Winter TrackCross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Student Council, Yearbook, Chorus, Vocal Ensemble Yearbook, Chorus, Student Council,
Vocal Ensemble,

School Notes:

  • Small classes, a solid curriculum, strong test scores, highly credentialed teachers… You expect these things from any good school. But at Upland Country Day, you should expect much more for your child. You should expect her to be known as an individual and valued as a member of a dynamic school community. You should expect him to be surrounded with a wealth of artistic, athletic, and character building opportunities so he discovers his own strengths and his own path. You should expect to be surprised how comfortable and confident she is and how easy it is for her to take risks and try things she never thought she would try. You should expect him to gain an appreciation and understanding of his world – locally and globally. And, you should expect her to become not just her smartest self, but also her best self. When your child leaves here, he or she will be ready for anything. That’s what you should expect from Upland Country Day School. 

  • Profile last updated: 03/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Concept School (5.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ducklings Early Learning Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Centreville School (4.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kennett Square Ducklings Early Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    700 Old Forge Lane
    Kennett Square , PA , 19348
    (610)388-1520
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.2  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Kennett Square
    St. Patrick School
    (Roman Catholic)
    210 Meredith St
    Kennett Square , PA , 19348
    (215)587-3716
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.2  mi  |  212  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Wilmington Centreville School
    (Nonsectarians)
    6201 Kennett Pike
    Wilmington , DE , 19807
    (302)571-0230
    (Nonsectarians)
    4.4  mi  |  122  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • West Chester The Goddard School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    630 Sugars Bridge Rd
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    (610)431-1330
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    5  mi  |  75  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Kennett Square London Grove Friends Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Friends)
    500 W Street Rd
    Kennett Square , PA , 19348
    (610)268-8466
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Friends)
    5.3  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  K-1

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 22, 2014 - I feel indebted to Upland Country Day School for the education both my son (attended grade 4-9) and my daughter (K-9) received. They both learned solid study habits, reinforced with academic excellence which gave them the opportunity to attend excellent prep schools (St. Andrews in DE and Pingree in MA) with confidence and success. Additionally, they were able to pursue sports and arts in a fun, learning school community. My daughter''s favorite sport was ice hockey and she has continued to play in her new school thanks to Uplands excellent start. The faculty, facility and community make Upland a wonderful place to be! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 22, 2014 - I have put 2 kids through Upland Country Day School and presently have my 3 and last child enrolled. We are very happy with the school and highly recommend it. I love the small class sizes and the personel attention my kids recieved. The parent community are involved and the teacher care for the school and the kids. Best kept secret for the value paid.All the kids get involved with sports and the arts. I watched my shy daughter blossem out of that mold due to 100%of student participation. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 10, 2013 - We have one graduate and one current Upper School student. Upland''s 4 A''s (Attitude, Academics, Arts & Athletics) is a well-rounded program which gives students the opportunity to experience and excel in areas which they might not otherwise attempt in a larger public school. Both our children discovered their strengths, talents and interests from trying new things, both in and out of the classroom at Upland Country Day School. Our graduate was confident in moving on to 10th grade & college and we continue to see our Upper School student becoming a mature leader in school. Would highly recommend the school for its supportive, creative and engaging teachers and the strong sense of community. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 05, 2013 - Upland has done an amazing job for all 4 of my children, who are each very different learners and personalities. My oldest two children have graduated, and they were able to dictate where they went on to high school as they were so well prepared. My younger two are still at Upland and loving it. It is challenging and nurturing and the faculty is completely committed. Great campus, too! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended June 25, 2013 - Upland is really an amazing school. My kids moved over from the local public school this year and it has been the best decision we have ever made. My daughter was shy and intimidated to try sports or anything out of her comfort zone. The teachers and the school community were so welcoming and encouraging -- This year she sang a solo in the the holiday show, played (and loved) field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse and has become confident in herself as a young woman. My son thought of himself as an athlete, and academics and the arts were just not cool for a middle schooler. With Upland''s full participation program, he discovered that he was more than an athlete, though he is still excelling in sports. He found an interest in and talent for art and, because of the encouragement of his outstanding teachers, he enjoys school and even made the honor roll for the first time. I am so proud of and happy about the growth and confidence in my children because of their Upland experience! - Posted by Parent

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