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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,457 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Feb. 26 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Detroit Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1914
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,457 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Detroit Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
186 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
28 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Music Theory, Please visit www.dcds.edu for a current curriculum guide
Average SAT score
1306
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / Feb. 26 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by division - Lower, Middle, and Upper
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Programs varies by selected camp or program
Admissions Director
PK - Grade 3 Jenny Bullock, Grades 4-8 Mike Jenkins, Grades 9-12 Michele Reimer
Admissions Associate
Michele Reimer

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Conservatory Program

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Detroit Country Day School offer a summer program?

Yes, Detroit Country Day School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Detroit Country Day School offer?

Detroit Country Day School offers 23 interscholastic 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 and Volleyball. Detroit Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for most sports offered.

What is Detroit Country Day School's ranking?

Detroit Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for: Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Detroit Country Day School?

The application deadline for Detroit Country Day School is Jan. 15 / Feb. 26 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 / Feb. 26 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,457 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Feb. 26 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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