A welcome message from Brett Fuhrman, Head of School

Brett Fuhrman

Greetings and welcome to Carolina Day School!

We are thrilled by your interest in exploring our dynamic community further. Here at CDS, we are committed to delivering a comprehensive liberal arts education, emphasizing excellence through adaptable teaching and learning, and nurturing the development of the whole child. 

These principles have long defined our institution, serving as the foundation from which we envision our students embarking on lives filled with purpose, significance, and joy beyond our school grounds. Our goal is to ignite their passions, nurture their ideas, and cultivate their aspirations, empowering them to make positive contributions to the world.

I have immense admiration for our students and faculty, and I truly believe that engaging with them in person is the most authentic way to experience our community and its spirit. Their stories paint a vivid picture of who we are that words alone cannot capture. I trust you'll find discovering more about Carolina Day School enriching, and I eagerly anticipate welcoming you to our campus soon.

Warm regards,


Brett Fuhrman


Head of School Updates

Exciting News!

We are excited to announce, thanks to the extraordinary philanthropic partnership and support of two families in the extended CDS community, we will begin an ambitious and transformative capital construction project on campus in June 2024.

Our Community is our Strength

In recognition of the support our community provides to ensure our school’s success, we are pleased to present the 2022-23 Annual Impact Report. We hope you will enjoy looking through this retrospective which highlights the involvement and contributions of our extended community throughout last school year.

Prioritizing Wellbeing

As we approach Thanksgiving—a time for reflection on the past year and anticipation for the upcoming holidays—Interim Head of School Brett Fuhrman discusses one of his top priorities: the wellbeing of our CDS community, focusing on physical, social, emotional, and mental health.

Board of Trustees

The Head of School, who is hired by the Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Board, is responsible for the implementation of the school's mission and goals. The Board of Trustees, in turn, provides oversight and guidance to the Head of School, ensuring that the school is operating effectively, adhering to its mission, and making progress towards its strategic objectives.