SchoolPass Use

In 2023, Carolina Day School began implementing a new visitor management system that will assist our school staff in keeping our students safe. This new system facilitates visitor screening, visitor badge printing, notifications – all in one place. Our school staff will know in real-time all visitors and students coming and going from our campus, increasing the safety of students, teachers, and staff.

Caroline Barton

CDS Sophomore Caroline Barton '25 had a banner year after placing first in three different races this season and winning an NCISAA 2A State Championship. She set a personal-best time of 18:28.30 and has been named the Citizen-Times and Times News Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Congratulations, Caroline!


Imagine a decorated gymnast facing a career-ending injury. Imagine a cutting-edge, experimental surgery in which this gymnast’s almost completely paralyzed body learns to heal itself using starfish DNA. Imagine that the Olympic Committee must rule on whether or not this young gymnast can compete due to the advantages granted to her by the surgery and if she is, in fact, human. This is the plot of a short story by Mauren McHugh titled “The Starfish Girl,” published in Slate in 2018. It’s one of the many stories read by CDS students in Susan White’s and Dora Nelson’s Biosocial Ethics And Motives (BEAM) class.

Asher McKinney-Ring in Scheherezade Again

On Thursday, November 3, the Carolina Day School One-Act Class presented the world premiere of Scheherazade, Again, written by CDS alumna Sophia Pereda-Echeverry ’21. Before performing Scheherazade, Again for the Carolina Day community, those involved with the production competed at this year’s North Carolina Theatre Conference’s High School Play Festival, for which they took home four awards. 

Carolina Day School Scheherazade Again One Act

The Carolina Day School One-Act Class presents the world premiere of Scheherazade, Again, written by CDS alumna Sophia Pereda-Echeverry (class of 2021). An illumination of grief, of what is said and what goes unsaid, Scheherazade, Again unfolds at the nexus of multiple realities. It explores the power and influence of the stories we tell to each other and to ourselves.

Wildcat Pride Banner

When Amanda Matos came to CDS as an athletic trainer five years ago, she saw a school brimming with scholar-athletes waiting to be celebrated. What she didn’t see, however, were athletic facilities that championed the hard work her students put into their school and into their sport. Both Amanda and Tauni Butterfield, as Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Director, respectively, have been working tirelessly to bring a renewed sense of school spirit to Carolina Day.

CDS students in Spain

Spring and summer saw students all across the Upper School board planes and set off for international adventures. Three trips, led by French teacher Kathryn Garrison, Spanish teacher Fernando Pomar, and Science teacher Michael Hill, exposed CDS students not just to an immersive language and academic experience but also to an exploration of diverse cultures and environments.

Jacquelyn Nasti, Director of After Care

Jacquelyn Nasti, CDS’s new Director of After Care, is finally bringing a fully realized After School Enrichment program back to campus. Last spring, Jacquelyn launched a pilot program for reviving the much missed After School Enrichment, a program gone by the wayside during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her first year with CDS, Jacquelyn was hyper focused on After Care, a priority for parents who suddenly had tenfold responsibilities during the school year.