Facilities that shape learning
Located in the heart of Greenwich, Connecticut, Greenwich Country Day School's 92-acre campus on Old Church Road and 42-acre campus on Stanwich Road are designed to support each student's learning and growth.
Our facilities offer best-in-class classrooms, flexible learning spaces, extensive athletic and performing arts facilities, and state-of-the-art STEAM and MakerSpaces.
"401 Old Church Road. Some see numbers; we see home." COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
EMMELINE KELLY, GCDS CLASS OF '15
Focused on student-centered learning, our campus facilities are more than buildings, they are teaching tools. In both formal and informal ways, they promote interdisciplinary learning and collaboration, and serve as living laboratories in environmental stewardship.
For our students, the sunny classrooms and playing fields quickly come to feel like home.
Lower School - Lower Elementary
The Lower School for Lower Elementary (Nursery - Grade 2) includes 23 classrooms, Creativity Lab, Yeskey Library, Molinari Auditorium, music room, art room, science house, and playground, as well as numerous spaces for small group work.
Lower School - Upper Elementary
The Lower School for Upper Elementary (Grades 3 - 5) includes numerous flexible learning spaces with whiteboard walls, 20 classrooms, library, two open meeting areas for presentations or collaborative work, art room, and wood shop.
Nearby, in the building that also includes the dining hall, are 4 science labs and a Maker Lab.
The connected Warner House, the original GCDS building, serves as the home of the Business Office and Alumni and Development Office.
The Middle School, for grades 6 - 8, includes 13 classrooms, 3 science labs, science greenhouse, world language lab, math lab, study center, computer graphics classroom, makerspace, photography room, art room, music room, sewing room, and library, as well as a conference room, administrative offices, and numerous breakout spaces for small group work.
The first phase of our high school construction is fully underway on the Stanwich Road campus. When we open our doors for orientation in the fall of 2019, we will have completed a three-story central building, with a makerspace, science labs, and an open and inviting commons area. Extensive renovations to the existing academic spaces will also be complete, as well as the addition of a new kitchen and dining hall.
Learn more about the Upper School facilities
Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center includes a theater that seats 420, a band room, 4 piano rooms, and a music technology lab.
The GCDS campus includes 8 playing fields, 4 gymnasiums, 4 tennis courts, a cross country course, a dance studio, a wrestling room, 2 swimming pools, a turf practice field, and a fitness and weight training room.
The Greenwich Skating Club, located contiguous to the GCDS campus, makes skating time available for the school, allowing Country Day to offer a unique program that gives all students experience on the ice. It also is the home rink for Country Day's boys and girls hockey teams.
Solar Power and LEED Certification
The GCDS campus reflects the school's commitment to sustainability and to educating students about environmental stewardship. GCDS's 352 kW solar system includes 1,068 solar panels, and the three newest buildings—the Middle School, the Performing Arts Center, and the Lower School for Upper Elementary—are Gold LEED Certified.
Country Day's 160-ft. giant elm is the oldest elm in Connecticut.