Glenwood Country Day School is unique! We provide outdoor education on our wooded 40 acres. The kids rotate throughout the property to science, math, spanish, reading, physical education, music, STEAM and art.Our certified teachers develop their lessons to compliment each child's learning style. Our individual hands-on approach to learning reaches ALL learners. We have multi-age classes and group children into very small learning groups based by their ability and not by age. We devote so much attention to our students because we want to give them the best opportunity to succeed and feel great about themselves.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia/language-based and mild learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
65 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Glenwood Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(khaki pants and logo shirt or jumper)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
OT, SLP and tutoring offered, but not included in tuition.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
This amount is per week.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cheryl stradling

School Notes

  • Our  child-centered outdoor academic program emphasizes a strong foundation in the basics, as our children explore in science , STEAM, reading, spanish, art, music, yoga, physical education, math, and social studies.Traditional teaching methodology is mixed with use of hands-on materials and manipulatives to make learning attainable for every child. Each child's curriculum is personalized and presented in a multi-sensory approach.  Children "learn through play" and have FUN!!
Profile last updated: 08/05/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Thank you GCDS! When all other schools were virtual or hybrid this year, you made the courageous decision to go fully in person 5 days a week! And we made it through a whole school year with no COVID closings! On behalf of all working parents, THANK YOU!!!!!
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I am happily satisfied with Glenwood Country Day School. The teachers and administrators are very respectful and nurturing. The children are always so happy. I am happy that my husband and I made this decision to send our 2 children here to GCDS. It is a wonderful private school in which the children can grow. We are very happy with our choice of school.
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We moved to GCDS after not being satisfied with our former daycare/preschool. GCDS has taught my 4 year old to read and my two year old can count with a purpose. They have fun but are still learning extremely fast! My children do not have any learning issues such as ADHD, dyslexia, etc. Sure there are cheaper options but you get what you pay for. Best decision we ever made.
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