Kentucky Country Day School is an independent, JK_12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in eastern Jefferson County. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs.
Kentucky Country Day School challenges its students to achieve their highest level of academic excellence and to grow into honorable men and women of confidence and integrity. We inspire personal growth through a diverse community and participation in arts, athletics, and community service. By doing so, Kentucky Country Day School prepares its students to live successful lives and make meaningful contributions to society. This mission is summed up in our motto: Citizen, Scholar, Steward.
At KCD, the pursuit of excellence unifies all facets of school life. In the classroom, students are challenged by a rigorous academic program that teaches them to read with insight, think critically, and speak and write with clarity and precision. Small classes allow our exceptional faculty to ensure that all students are actively engaged with the learning process. The result is an academic setting that sets the standard in Kentucky for independent college preparatory education.
The arts are a vital component of a truly excellent education. Classes in the arts are an integral part of KCDs curriculum at every grade level, and through classes in drama, music, and the visual arts, students are challenged to think critically about the arts and to explore diverse modes of creativity and personal expression.
Values such as teamwork, courage, and determination are often learned most memorably outside the classroom. Through a wide range of athletic and extracurricular programs, KCD provides a multitude of ways for students to -grow and develop as far as their ability and determination will take them. At KCD, the pursuit of excellence takes place in an environment that stresses honor and accountability. Through a school-wide honor code and the student-run Honor Council in the Upper School, KCD encourages students to take responsibility and to conduct themselves with integrity.