Country Day School Campus
The Country Day School campus is set on 17 acres of wooded parkland in Fox Chapel. The beautiful campus grounds include a main school building with a gymnasium, as well as plenty of outdoor spaces for children to play and learn, including a large playground, educational garden, outdoor classroom and the region's only treehouse classroom. Country Day's proximity to the SSA Senior School campus also gives the students access to an ice skating rink, swimming pool, track and field, and farm.
On any given day, you’ll find Country Day students discovering insects, flowers and birds in our treehouse and outdoor classrooms, enjoying recess on the playground, having PE class on the field or planting seedlings in the garden.
Treehouse & Outdoor Classrooms
Nestled in the woods, Country Day's treehouse classroom and outdoor classroom provide year-round outdoor learning spaces. Classes in all academic disciplines utilize these spaces daily. The treehouse classroom is the only one of its kind in Western Pennsylvania and features a 12x20-foot enclosed classroom, a 30x30-foot observation desk and a suspension bridge to a lookout platform. Read more about outdoor learning at Country Day.
Outdoor time for exploration and play is a daily part of the student experience. Every day (weather permitting), students have two scheduled outdoor recess periods for 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 main school building you'll find our grass athletic field, which is utilized in every season for a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from physical education classes throughout the school year, to 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 in 2016, this U-shaped outdoor garden bed allows students to grow plants and flowers in a controlled area. The garden is incorporated into the Academy's SSA Farm curriculum. Learn more about the SSA Farm.