Kentucky Country Day School (KCD) is an independent, JK–12, coeducational school located fifteen miles east of downtown Louisville. Kentucky Country Day School challenges its students to achieve their highest level of academic excellence and to grow into honorable people of confidence and integrity. We inspire personal growth through a diverse community and participation in the 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 succinctly encapsulated in our motto: Citizen, Scholar, Steward.
At Kentucky Country Day School, the pursuit of excellence unifies all facets of school life. In the classroom, students are challenged by a rigorous, innovative academic program that teaches them to think critically and explore a variety of topics. Small class sizes allow our exceptional faculty to ensure that all students are actively engaged and supported through differentiated classroom instruction.
In addition to their studies, students are empowered to pursue their interests and passions through a multitude of opportunities in athletics, the arts, and a wide variety of other extracurricular programs. At KCD, broad participation is the norm.
The environment at KCD is one that fosters strong relationships between teachers and students and between students and their peers. Our faculty get to know their students not only as teachers, but also as coaches, sponsors, advisors, and mentors. Faculty consistently seek out opportunities for cross-divisional collaboration, helping our “Bearcats” cultivate a greater sense of community and inclusivity.
KCD is proud to be a regional leader in STEAM and Maker Education. Our schoolwide STEAM curriculum is based around interdisciplinary and project-based learning that integrates art and design into the traditional STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Additionally, KCD continues to think intentionally about utilizing our spacious campus for outdoor integration and STEAM education. Our faculty is encouraged to “think outside the box” as we build outdoor learning experiences utilizing our nature trail, woods, creek, and other spaces on our campus.
KCD was formed in 1972 by the merger of four schools: The Kentucky Home School for Girls, Louisville Country Day School, Aquinas Preparatory School, and the Kentucky Military Institute. KCD moved to its present 80+ acre campus in eastern Jefferson County in 1978, where it continues to flourish.