Founded in 1926, Cincinnati Country Day School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school serving pre-primary (18 months) through grade 12 students.
The school emphasizes educational excellence, character development, extracurricular involvement, and integrated technology. With a rich academic curriculum and superior technology program, CCDS inspires a passion for learning and independent thinking through a steadfast commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity, and service to others.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 870 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,555
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Inaugural Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Have Indelible Impact on the Arts - 12/05/2022
    Cincinnati Country Day School is the place to be a-poet, songwriter, filmmaker, art teacher, portrait storyteller, director, leader. The seven Arts Hall of Fame award inductees include all these monikers ...moreand then some."The honorees have excelled in a range of artistic endeavors-their accomplishments have won worldwide accolades, including Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy awards," said Robert Zimmerman `98, head of school. "Regardless of the medium in which they have practiced or the awards they have garnered, each honoree demonstrates the unique power of art a power derived from art`s ability to at once comfort and challenge, to inspire and incite." hide
  • Conference Empowers Female Students to Explore Tech Majors & Careers - 12/05/2022
    Upper School teacher Lauren Corrigan brought 10 Upper School female students to the Women in IT Conference at Xavier University. The free, one-day event gave high school ...moregirls time and space to explore what it means to have a career in computing and technology through keynote presentations, networking opportunities, and panel discussions. Students listened to presentations from April Cielica, the senior vice president of Proctor and Gamble, Liz Andrews-Bock, the senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank, and Jess Salzburn, the chief information officer at GE Aerospace. hide
  • The School Community Expresses Gratitude, Showcases Character Virtues Through the Annual Food Gathering and Turkey Train - 12/05/2022
    On November 21, the school held the annual All-School Food Gathering and Turkey Train. All three divisions come together for the event, with the Upper School and Lower School students ...morebringing in canned goods while the Middle School students brought in frozen turkeys to share with the John P. Parker School community. "I have a deep sense of gratitude when I walk on campus, and it's because of you the students and faculty and staff," says Rob Zimmerman '98, head of school. "What makes Country Day special isn't just the books, curriculum, or buildings it's the people." hide
  • Girls Soccer Team Wins It All - 12/05/2022
    The girls varsity soccer team are now OHSAA Division III state champions. The team played in the state championship game on Friday, November 11, and won 1-0 against Ottawa-Glandorf at Field in Columbus, Ohio. "This team has continued a tradition of excellence on the field and in the classroom, and by creating a family atmosphere for all 33 players," said Theresa "Hirsch" Hirschauer, head coach. "I could not be prouder of who they are as a team." hide

Top Rankings

Cincinnati Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students
870 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Cincinnati Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
130 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform K-4; Dress Code 5-12

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $6650 to $26380 depending on the grade/program.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Aaron B. Kellenberger
Admissions Associate
Jennie Bedel (ECH-Grade 4)
Endowment Size
$20 million


School Notes

  • Lower School (18 months - grade 4; including pre-kindergarten, Montessori, and kindergarten)
  • Middle School (grades 5 - 8)
  • Upper School (grades 9 - 12)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cincinnati Country Day School cost?

Cincinnati Country Day School's tuition is approximately $24,555 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Cincinnati Country Day School?

The acceptance rate of Cincinnati Country Day School is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. Cincinnati Country Day School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Ohio with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Cincinnati Country Day School offer?

Cincinnati Country Day School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Cincinnati Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for most sports offered.

What is Cincinnati Country Day School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Cincinnati Country Day School?

The application deadline for Cincinnati Country Day School is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

The teachers know the kids so well. They are able to individualize instruction and include emotional and social growth in our childrens'' development plans. Classes are fun for the kids because the teachers use inventive means to teach what must be learned. Students have art, phys ed, swimming, science, library and language pull-out in the lower school. Middle school (grades 7 and 8) require participation in school sports each season as a phys ed requirement. It's a great way to get the kids to step outside their comfort zone and find a new interest.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 870 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,555
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cincinnati, OH is $8,647 for elementary schools and $15,907 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cincinnati, OH is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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