Learning That Matters

At GCDS, learning is meaningful, relevant, and joyful.

From Nursery to Grade 12, our students are able to see why what they are learning matters, to make connections with their own interests, and to apply what they are learning beyond the classroom.

Joyful, Rigorous Learning

science experimentWe believe that the best, most rigorous academic study flourishes in an environment where learning is deep and joyful, where every day is full of discovery, and where every student feels known and valued.

Building on a 92-year history of educational excellence, Greenwich Country Day School teachers continually improve both how we teach and what we teach.

Today, more than ever, a great education must equip young people with crucial skills as well as knowledge—skills such as the ability to work collaboratively, synthesize information, solve complex problems, and communicate effectively.

collaboration in MakerLab
Grade 4 Academics
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Grade 7 Academics
grade 6 science
math
pre-k project
Language Arts

Co-Educational Excellence

Our co-educational, student-centered approach to education is ideal for developing the social emotional skills and finely tuned moral compass that young people need to succeed and to positively contribute to their community.
science class collaboration
pre-k students in tiger shirts
service learning

Exceptional Teachers

At GCDS, we understand that the single greatest predictor of a student’s success is a talented and creative educator. Our expert teachers are committed to bringing out the best in each student.

English class
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Facilities that Enhance Learning

Thoughtfully designed spaces have the ability to encourage collaboration, strengthen community, and enhance learning. Our facilities are designed to support the best pedagogy and programming. Flexible learning spaces, bright sunny classrooms, extensive athletic and performing arts facilities, and dedicated STEAM and Maker Spaces, make GCDS a wonderful place to learn and grow.

latin class

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Commitment to Character & Community

Academic achievement is incomplete with strength of character—and GCDS has been squarely focused on the development of both since the school’s founding in 1926. Our strong focus on character development is woven throughout every aspect of the learning experience at Greenwich Country Day School.

Our pedagogy and curricula seek to bring forward multiple perspectives, disciplines, and voices as a means to deepen learning—all to help GCDS students expand their view of the world and graduate as truly empathetic, understanding, global leaders.

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Greenwich Country Day School is a co-educational, college preparatory day school in Greenwich, CT, for students in Nursery - Grade 12. We invite you to learn more about how GCDS develops ethical, confident leaders and learners with a strong sense of purpose.

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Learning Nursery - Grade 5

Lower School

Learning Grades 6-8

Middle School
science project

Learning Grades 9-12

Upper School