The Alumni Association presents three prestigious awards to honor deserving graduates, faculty, coaches, and friends of Carolina Day and its predecessor schools.
The Board of Trustees proudly announces the appointment of Brett Fuhrman as the Interim Head of School for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years, and CDS announces several significant appointments to leadership and staffing positions within the school.
The 2022-23 school year witnessed an impressive resurgence of community engagement and record-breaking philanthropic achievements. We share some notable highlights.
The Board of Trustees of Carolina Day School are pleased to announce the new Officers and Committee Chairs for the CDS Board, approved unanimously, and effective July 1, 2023.
On Thursday, June 1, 2023, faculty, staff, friends, family, and coaches gathered to celebrate recently graduated senior Eszter Klein '23 as she took her first step to pursue collegiate gymnastics. At the ceremony, she signed her national letter of intent with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds.
The end of another rigorous and rewarding academic year is upon us. Campus is busy with end-of-year programs, grading, final projects, and celebrations. In the midst of this bustling activity, our Upper School paused yesterday to recognize the students and faculty who have made significant contributions to both the Upper School and to their own personal development.
As the spring semester races toward its end, our PK–8 division celebrates a year of joyful growth as our students exceed expectations in academic and leadership development.
The CDS community gathered on campus on Friday, May 12, 2023, to celebrate Liam Miller ’23, who will pursue the sport of lacrosse at the college level. At the ceremony, he signed his national letter of intent with the Quakers, Guilford College’s Division III athletic program.
Carolina Day's own resident Grade 5 poet, Milly, won an Honorable Mention for this year's National Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest for her poem "The Sky."
Carolina Day junior Lily Everette can finally focus on doing the thing she loves — playing baseball. Everette is allowed to play after sitting out last season due to Rule 3.8 of the North Carolina Independent Schools Association preventing girls from playing on a boys team, regardless of whether they offered the sport for girls. However, that changed this past April when the NCISAA instituted a two-year pilot program, permitting girls to play baseball.
Carolina Day School had a great showing at the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament at McDowell High School on Saturday, February 25, 2023. CDS brought six teams and all six teams qualified to advance to the State Tournament.
Carolina Day School congratulates the students whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Regional division of the Scholastic Writing Awards.
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.
Congratulations to the following CDS students for being recognized in the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards, sponsored by Asheville Art Museum (2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC). Students in grades 7–12 from across our region submit work for this highly competitive, juried competition.
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.
Individuals in both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams took home state titles this year, while others placed among the top runners in North Carolina.
As the first Upper School student to complete all of the requirements for the new Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (LEAD) program, Anna McCrary has been making strides on a project that she hopes will have a lasting impact on Ashevillians struggling with mental illness.
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.
The Carolina Day Speech and Debate team competed in the Grady Franklin Invitational at Chase High School on Saturday, October 29. Erick Zenteno '25 and Wyatt Henry '26 took 1st place in Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate! Dannan Garner '26 took 10th place in Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate.