The morning Carolina Day School senior Susannah Owen would find out if she had been awarded a UNC Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship, she woke up with a plan. She wouldn’t find out the news until 5 p.m. that evening and, no matter the results, she wanted to enjoy her day. She started with a run before getting her nails done in the color Tarheel Blue as a reminder that she had already been accepted to Chapel Hill, its Honors College, and its Accelerated Research program. No matter what happened, she told herself, she had a lot to celebrate.
Congratulations to French teacher Seth Buddy for being recognized among 445 educators from across the globe as a 2024 Morehead-Cain Impact Educator. This initiative celebrates PK–12 dedicated educators who are actively shaping their students’ lives and leadership initiatives.
Congratulations to English teacher and Grade 11 dean Margee Husemann for being recognized among 445 educators from across the globe as a 2024 Morehead-Cain Impact Educator. This initiative celebrates PK–12 dedicated educators who are actively shaping their students’ lives and leadership initiatives.
The Board of Trustees announces a significant development in the Head of School search, appointing Interim Head of School Brett Fuhrman as the permanent Head of School, effective immediately.
The Upper School's Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM) has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for its 2023 literary magazine publication, Synesthesia, as a REALM First Class magazine.
Carolina Day School is thrilled to announce that standout athlete Dev Hernandez ’24 has officially committed to play baseball at Gardner-Webb University. The signing ceremony took place January 12, 2024, marking a major milestone in Dev's athletic journey.
Carolina Day School proudly announces the commitment of Garen Hardin ’24 to play baseball at Inspiration Academy's post grad program. In a ceremony held on January 12, 2024, Garen signed his letter of intent, marking a significant milestone in his athletic and academic journey.
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.
In Claire Stanovich’s seventh grade classroom, reading isn’t just about learning basic literacy skills. Rather, the craft of reading and literary analysis is a doorway through which Stanovich believes her students can become smart, unique, effective leaders.
Carolina Day recently welcomed back five students who attended the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference and two faculty members who attended the NAIS People of Color Conference in St. Louis.
The Citizen Times and Times-News have released the All-WNC boys and girls cross-country teams for the 2023 season. Read the coverage in the Citizen Times.
Erick Zenteno '25 received the National Forensic League Speaking and Service Award from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). Students earn this award when they reach the maximum number of service points in the NSDA Honor Society in a given school year. Of the more than 140,000 members of the NSDA, fewer than 300 students receive this recognition.
On Thursday, November 9th, twenty Carolina Day School Investment Club members traveled to Furman University in Greenville, SC. During their visit, club members toured Furman University, met with the President and Vice President of Furman’s Student Investment Club, and heard from Furman’s Chief Investment Officer regarding the strategies Furman is utilizing to grow and strengthen its 800 million dollar endowment.
Recently, the Carolina Day School One-Act Class presented The Trial by Anthony Book at the North Carolina Theatre Conference’s High School Play Festival, for which they took home several awards and the festival's highest rating: superior.
As the fall season drew to a close, the Carolina Day School Wildcats had much to celebrate and reflect upon. With an array of standout performances, the Wildcats showcased their determination and sportsmanship in various disciplines. Let's take a closer look at their achievements.
Carolina Day School is pleased to announce the establishment of the Will Elmore ’92 Service Learning & Leadership Endowment, a unique initiative created by the Elmore family to honor their beloved son and alumnus, Will Elmore, to support the development of both students and staff together through service learning and leadership experiences.
Three Upper School students just earned well-deserved academic accolades from multiple institutions!
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.