Charleston Day School

Charleston Day School

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Charleston Day School is located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC, where students in grades K-8 are challenged, inspired and engaged each day.

Welcome to Charleston Day School! Each of us in the Charleston Day School community is pleased to introduce you to our school. We are a unique school, serving students in grades 1-8 on an urban campus located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Our student body of approximately 217 students thrives in this personal environment where all the students and faculty members know one another. Charleston Day focuses on the primary, elementary and middle school years, and our program prepares students for the eventual challenges of high school, college, graduate school, and life.

Mission: The mission of Charleston Day School is to foster scholarship, integrity, respect and responsibility in our students.

Thank you Parents Council for showing your appreciation to our faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week with this card and a gift card to Door Dash! 🍎 @ Charleston, South Carolina

We are celebrating our graduates — one house at a time. With the yard signs to the yearbook parade, we have enjoyed seeing all your faces. We hope you all loved receiving your yearbooks in a special way. Stay tuned to see what surprises are happening next! @ Charleston, South Carolina

What better way to end Teacher Appreciation Week than with a movie from one of our CDS students. Thank you to our entire faculty and Mrs. Teagle for teaching our students to use iMovie in the second grade. #cdssuperheros #cdsteachers #cdsathome #cdsconnects

So much love coming from our CDS students — watch this Kindergartener as she celebrates today! #cdsteacher #thankateacher #cdsathome #cdsconnects

Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion. Thank you teachers, you are the best! #cdsteachers #thankateacher @ Charleston, South Carolina

Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion. Thank you teachers! #cdsteachers #thankateacher @ Charleston, South Carolina

Last day of Teacher Appreciation Week and we feel very blessed to have such a great CDS community, thank you to all the students and parents who made our teachers feel loved! ❤️💙 @ Charleston, South Carolina

Even our Kindergarteners are writing how much they love our CDS teachers! 💙❤️ #thankateacher #cdsteachers

We are proud of our CDS faculty and are so thankful for all of our teachers, thank you! #thankateacher #cdsteachers

We agree, CDS teachers are the best! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! #thankateacher

We will miss our graduates immensely but look forward to their next adventure! 🎓Congrats grads and we are proud of you all! @ Charleston, South Carolina

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for educating our CDS community. “A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry.
#cdsconnects #cdsathome #thankateacher

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We are honored to have such an amazing team of teachers. Thank you for excelling at #remotelearning and being the front runners of today’s teaching! #cdsconnects #cdsathome

Tradition Tuesday: Our Bigs & Lils program is often mentioned by our graduating eighth graders as one of their favorite CDS memories. As part of our “Month of May” celebrations, our Lils are creating something special to send to their Bigs! ❤️💙

Kicking off “Month of May” celebrating our Graduates! The Class of 2020 deserves a time to shine so we’re showering them with surprises this entire month. Stay tuned to see how we will be celebrating our Class of 2020! 🎉 @ Charleston, South Carolina

To all of the CDS teachers, faculty and staff: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! In times like these, we see who our true heroes are. You all have shown us that heroes are among us every day. Thank you for touching the lives of our children and families in all that you do. WE APPRECIATE YOU!
Love,
The Students and Parents of CDS

Without a doubt, character is an integral component of a Charleston Day School education. Read more in the "Building Character" article in the Spring 2020 edition of The Gateway magazine (link in bio).

Enjoy a read-a-long with Officer Neil Sneath on our YouTube channel (link in bio)! #cdsconnects #cdsathome

Research supports that a K-8 school of less than 400 students is the best place for students aged 5-14 to learn and grow. Read more about the "Benefits of a K-8 School" in our Spring 2020 edition of The Gateway here: https://issuu.com/charlestondayschool/docs/gatewayspring2020_033020/4
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Who won Field Day? Watch and see!

Happy National Kindergarten Day to all our friends! We know you are still wondering, exploring, playing, growing and most of all — still learning! @ Charleston Day School

What's your favorite afternoon activity? The inspiration from Mrs. Hopkins’ art classes have stretched beyond the remote learning lesson — students are now drawing for fun during their afternoon breaks! 🌸 @ Charleston, South Carolina

Coffee with the Counselor asks, "How have you been starting your day?" Here are a few questions you can ask during quarantine to help find your calm during this storm. @ Charleston, South Carolina

Happy National High Five Day! 👏🏻Our Kindergarteners were writing their sentences last month and high-fived when they finished (all on their own)! #cdsproud

CDS Virtual Field Day is this FRIDAY! Alums can participate and earn points for their Red or Blue Team. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to find out how.

Blue Team, anyone care to challenge?!? Send us your video! Go Scorpions! 🥇

Students did a seed dissection in Science class and observed the internal structures that help seeds survive and grow. ⁠
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Margi Marks Says Hi

Mrs. Marks misses you all and talks about what she's been up to! Watch her full video on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/u1D7zUsNITw

Thank you to our students for helping the community in a time like this. One of our students has made masks for all her neighbors. How are YOU looking out for one another? Send photos and stories of Scorpion community service to [email protected] or DM us.

Happy Easter Egg Hunt Day from CDS! 🐰 See if you can find 12 eggs in each photo. @ Charleston, South Carolina

Just released! We hope this digital edition of The Gateway Spring 2020 magazine will pleasantly remind you of the deep and special community behind Charleston Day and the many ways the school strives to deliver upon its mission. Click https://issuu.com/charlestondayschool/docs/gatewayspring2020_033020?fr=sOTc0NjI5NzU3NQ to read the full magazine. 🗞

April’s word of the month at Charleston Day School is perseverance. Head of School, Judith Foley Arnstein, speaks about perseverance during these challenging times.

Happy National Athlete Day from Coach Whetzel and CDS! 🦂 Go Scorpions!

Field Day is coming, watch to find out more details! ⁠
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Our second graders are getting fresh air and practicing their spelling remotely for their English assignment. Have you been practicing your spelling or art anywhere unusual? If so, send us your photos! #cdsathome #cdsconnects #rightbrain #differentiatedlearning @ Charleston, South Carolina

Coach Wallace, our Athletic Director and PE teacher, has a special video for you all during our #remotelearning days! #cdsathome #cdsconnects

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Welcome to Charleston Day School! Each of us in the Charleston Day School community is pleased to introduce you to our school. We serve students in grades Kindergarten-8 on an urban campus located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Our student body of 257 students thrives in this personal environment where all the students and faculty members know one another. Charleston Day focuses on the primary, elementary and middle school years, and our program prepares students for the eventual challenges of high school, college, graduate school, and life.

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15 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC
29401

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Relationships are at the core of the Charleston Day School experience—between students and teachers, and among peers actively engaged in the pursuit of academic excellence. Small class sizes and exceptional teacher-student ratios enable our educators to help children take intellectual risks, develop confidence in their abilities, and shape their identities as individuals.
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