Country Day School Campus
The Country Day School campus is set on 17 acres of wooded parkland in the Fox Chapel Borough. The beautiful campus grounds include a main building with a gymnasium and plenty of outdoor spaces for the children to play and learn, including a large playground, athletic field, educational garden and outdoor classroom.
Country Day School classes are not limited by their four walls. Teachers utilize our 17-acre campus to take lessons outside, where students can engage with nature and explore the world around them. On any given day, you’ll find students enjoying recess on the playground, PE classes using the field or science classes discovering insects, flowers and trees in our outdoor classroom.
Country Day School students are given opportunities to learn and discover in the natural environment. Nestled in the woods, our outdoor classroom provides a multi-purpose, year-round learning space for students. Classes are taken outdoors daily for academic instruction. A new outdoor treehouse classroom will open in 2017-2018.
Outdoor time for exploration and play is a daily part of the student experience. Every day (weather permitting), students enjoy two daily scheduled outdoor recess periods, where they have the chance to partake in unstructured, supervised play. Free play allows students to recharge their minds and stretch their legs. Only in the case or severe and unsafe weather is recess moved indoors.
Down the hill from the school building you’ll find our grass field, which is utilized during all seasons of the school year for a variety of outdoor activities. Students enjoy using the field for everything from soccer games in the fall, to sled riding in the winter, to our annual field day in the spring.
A gift from the fifth grade class of 2016, this outdoor garden was created to grow plants and flowers in a controlled area. The school garden is incorporated into the Academy's SSA Farm curriculum. Learn more about the SSA Farm.