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Kentucky Country Day School

Private | PK-12 | 942 students

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Posted April 18, 2014

Kentucky Country Day School has excellent teachers and leadership! The atmosphere is positive and encouraging. KCD's motto "Citizen, Scholar, Steward" is integrated into the curriculum and overall KCD experience, preparing even their youngest students to reach their academic potential and be productive and contributing members of society. The children have a wide variety of opportunities in the arts and athletics. The drama and musical productions are phenomenal as is the strings orchestra. I'm so glad that my daughter has the opportunity to attend this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

KCD had been amazing for both of my children. I have one in the middle school and one in the high school. There are many options from sports to theater arts to the many clubs that the children can get involved. The classroom sizes, teachers and overall education is well worth the money for our family. Keep up the great work KCD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

My son attended KCD Kindergarten through graduation. I can't say enough good things about this school. The teachers, the close-knit community, the general feeling of caring throughout the school was just so special. I was shocked to read some of the negative reviews on this website which is why I'm submitting this review. My son was a very quiet, shy Kindergartener who flourished in the smaller class sizes throughout his years at KCD. He was constantly encouraged both academically and socially. He graduated as a National Merit Finalist and earned a full 4-yr college scholarship. He's currently in his first year of Medical School. I can honestly say that Kentucky Country Day School gave him the foundation to be the successful young man he is today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

This school is full of a bunch of bullies and kids that are not very kind. I shadowed this school and was disgusted by the behavior and education. In math class we had one problem to work on all day. ALL DAY. I am a happy student at Louisville Collegiate School. LCS is a much better choice. We dont have cheaters or bullies. Our education is far beyond what KCD could imagine. Collegiate is viewed as a school that only has rich snobs, we are not snobs. We work to promote diversity and happiness. Our head of school, is the best one in the world. He has exceeded expectations even though this is his first year. Collegiate is the best school in Kentucky. It is a no-brainer to come to Collegiate. A safe, smart, and diverse school fit for any kid with any needs.


Posted March 12, 2014

this is funny all these people talk about how great the teachers are and the school and their curriculum. I guess if you dont want your child to believe in GOD it is a good place to go. or if you want your child to be taught to be a bully and think and act like they are better than everyone else then its a great school. if your want to teach your childrent to cheat at sports its a good place to go as well.


Posted December 10, 2013

In response to the user who said that KCD does not accommodate students with ADD/ADHD- that is completely and absolutely not true. I have moderate ADD, and accommadations were and still are made for me without drawing any attention to it. A close friend of mine has pretty severe ADHD, and the same solutions were offered to her as well.


Posted August 16, 2012

incredible campus, academics, athletics and arts. The real deal! The best theater in east Louisville and a regional leader in technology.


Posted July 31, 2012

I went to KCD from kindergarten till 6th grade. The years in kindergarten trough 4th were great, but then going into 5th grade I was started to b bullied an it was harsh and I was bullied even worse in 6th grade because a new student arrived and joined the bullies and made me feel even worse about my self. I would recomend it for lower school but in middle school is when u start being bullied. Oh and in middle school the teachers start to not care as much they leave you on you own and don't try to help and if u have ADD or ADHD, they will act like they care and let you take test in the library but there are always classes going on in there so its just as noisy! So I would not recomend this for middle school but would for lower school. -Former KCD student


Posted April 30, 2012

I have been part of the KCD community for seven years now. I went to a public school before that, and I must say, I can't imagine there is a better school. I have been a part of seven plays, and have won five state championships for sports since I have been here. The teachers are amazing and can help whenever you need it. We are all so close, and I don't know anyone that I would want to leave the school. We all know we get made fun of for being "white rich kids," but we know that we also have the opportunity to go to the best school in this area. In many of the sports I play, KCD offers extra programs where we meet kids from all the other schools interested in that sport as well. I am so blessed to be here, and I never want to have to leave.


Posted January 12, 2012

My daughter received an outstanding education at Kentucky Country Day. She is prepared for any college that she decides to attend. The school has a close knit family feel lacking at larger public schools. The teachers are available for extra help if a student needs it. There has been very little of the school problems that could derail a child's education, such as bullying, drugs and alcohol. I do not know of any teenage pregnancy problems in the K-11 years my daughter has attended. Not having to worry about social issues clouding my child's education has been a major comfort in my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2011

KCD, coming from an A+ student, is a challenging school. Their academics are some of the highest in the state. The teachers are very encouraging but have specific teaching techniques that don't work with all. Their athletics, on the other hand, are not very good. Very few varsity teams have won state in a long time even with the great facilities. They have invested much time and money into the Fine Arts and theater programs, which causes these programs to be very good. Everything at KCD is very tight knit. This, for me, is a bad thing. I am very social and love meeting new people. Most of my friends are from other schools. Very few students from KCD know maybe 3 or 4 people from other schools. They are very close with the 60/70 kids in our grade that we've known since Kindergarden. You develop a good bond with these people but don't experience new things or meet new people. Coming in high school would be a problem for even the most social person because most "cliques" are already formed and exclusive.To be honest, KCD is made fun of by all other schools. Their the "rich, white kids who don't have any friends". Now I love my KCD friends, but I want to know more people than just them


Posted November 19, 2011

I'm a KCD student. I love everything about the school. It has amazing academics, fine arts, and athletic programs.


Posted August 6, 2011

To "rate" an institution such as KCD could prove difficult. I attended LCD for 4 years, graduated 1970. Most of my yuppie brethen, although disenfranchaised from one another, have done well--assuming they followed the prescribed course. That "course" required a "followup" of the post-LCD/KCD networking guide of "success," arguably based on an academic assumptions--a good deal of them became lawyers, others: CEO's-- Wasn't that the cookie cutter expectation? When I walked off of the campus for the last time, graduation day, I never looked back-- 4 long miserable years--finally over. A recent class reunion--even after 40 years-- proved what I suspected all along-- the arrogance still persists with the majority. However, the assessement here on my part is flawed by looking at the results of the school as opossed to the institution itself. For the "others" like me, maybe those of some artistic inclination, or musicians, life after CD wasn't rosey. That may have all changed by now, and I hope it did.


Posted January 29, 2011

This school is definetly the best school in Kentucky. The teachers are excellent and they challenge their students.


Posted August 30, 2010

We just entered our 8th year at KCD and have 2 kids there (4th and 7th). Hands down the best school in KY. Teachers are excellent, moral code of the school and expectations of its students is stellar, the environment can't be beat and most importantly (for us) is most academically challenging. The Parent/Teacher/School relationship and involvement is the backbone of the school's success. We highly recommend this school !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Great school, undoubtedly the best in KY. A lot of phenomenal teachers. Their high school Spanish program is lacking far more than they'd ever believe or admit. I was only there for 2 years of high school, but I know the lower and middle school are excellent. I give it 4 stars because I certainly would NEVER send my kid there as a new student past freshman year. The majority of the students have all been together since they were 5 and as such, a good plenty are not keen on allowing new people into their groups. Also (not ethnically speaking) the student body really is not that diverse. The school probably can't be faulted for this-how much diversity can one expect from a class of 67 or so students from very similar economic backgrounds? Laptop program is a huge joke-we all just played games. I learned less bc of it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2009

My son has been at KCD since JK except for second grade. He really has enjoyed going to school there and has been given ti this date a very well rounded education. The school has good diversity within and the learning a presented in a way that it is not too stressful for the students. They do learn most of the larger bone groups and have a neuro anatomy and cardiovascular class in the elemantry portion of the school. I feared this would be too advanced but the fashion everything was presented in was good for their level. I feel that due to the good teachers and teaching methods it makes it easier for the children to retain all the information they are given. I think sending our child here was the best descion we could have made!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

I am also a student at KCD, and I love this school. I have played almost every sport there is, and have been in two plays. At KCD, the teachers are caring and in my opinion, the best in the region. The school work is very challenging, but very fun. I would not want to go to any better school. Ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2007

My son just entered kindergarden at KCD and went to Junior K there last year. My husband and I are absolutely love this school. I would recommend to anyone interested. My son loves the teachers and their teaching style so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

My son is going into the 5th grade and has been their from k.My wife and I are please with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 1%
Black 5% 11%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NAIS Leading Edge Honoree (2005)
  • Malone Family Foundation Scholarship (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Brad Lyman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (502) 814-4381

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Forensics club
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • Model congress
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • SADD
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
216
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
265

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$9000 - $17000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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4100 Springdale Rd
Louisville, KY 40241
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