Carolina Day School presented this year’s Upper School musical “Family Portrait” on April 15–17, a performance created, written and performed by Carolina Day middle and upper school students. Additionally, for the first time in Carolina Day’s history, the spring musical was held outdoors—a move that lent a unique and appealing atmosphere and ensured that the performance met this spring's pandemic safety considerations.
Carolina Day's third-grade class has been studying the science of weather to better understand what causes the weather that we experience on a daily basis. On April 13, 2021, they had a special guest—WLOS chief meteorologist Jason Boyer! WLOS highlighted the visit in this "Never Stop Learning" segment.
Carolina Day Upper School students in the Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM), have been honored with a REALM Superior distinction for their 2019-20 Literary & Arts Magazine, Labyrinthine.
Tommy Hull has committed to continue his passion for soccer at Haverford College in PA.
Carolina Day School announces the appointment of Elizabeth Garland as the new Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, beginning July 1, 2021. This position will report directly to the Head of School and will lead, coordinate, and support the school's diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work as set forth in Carolina Day's mission and core beliefs.
Caroline Koon '22 earned third place in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Stephen Davis Invitational at Ardrey Kell on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
On February 24 in North Carolina, anyone working in child care or in pre-K to 12th grade schools became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Several teachers at Carolina Day shared their excitement and relief at being eligible for the vaccine after a challenging year of on-campus and hybrid learning during the pandemic.
At Carolina Day, two Upper School teachers have developed a blended bioethics and humanities course that offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore the relationship between scientific engagement and social responsibility. The course is called Biosocial Ethics and Motives, or “BEAM” for short.
Tauni Butterfield has been selected to fill the role of Director of Athletics at Carolina Day School. She will assume the role on July 1, 2021, filling a vacancy left by current Director of Athletics Steve Henry, who will be promoted to the role of Associate Head of School.
An update on equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts at CDS.
Carolina Day School congratulates the students whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Regional division of the Scholastic Writing Awards.
Four swimmers—Jackson Lammers '21, Louisa Koon '24, Nathan Flaherty '25, and Nathan Flaherty '25—will be traveling to the Greensboro Aquatic Center to represent Carolina Day School at the NCISAA Div I-III State Championships on Monday, February 8, 2021.
The Carolina Day School community joined a virtual celebration on Thursday, January 21 to celebrate Ashlyn Browne ‘21, who will pursue cross country and track and field at the college level. At the ceremony, Browne signed her national letter of intent with the Tigers, Sewanee’s NCAA Division III athletic program.
In commemoration of the living legacy of Dr. King, CDS will host our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with activities in each of our divisions. Carolina Day School is also a proud sponsor of the 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration organized by the MLK Association of Asheville & Buncombe County.
Three CDS students were recognized in this year's WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards, sponsored by Asheville Art Museum. Students in grades 7–12 from across our region submit work for this highly competitive, juried competition.
Carolina Day School was proud to be able to send faculty and staff—and, for the third year, students—to the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and the People of Color Conference (PoCC), this year held virtually from November 30–December 4. The theme of this year’s conference was “New Decade, New Destinies: Challenging Self, Changing systems, Choosing Justice.”
Caroline Koon '22 won the championship in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Asheville High School Cougar Classic speech and debate tournament on Saturday, November 21.
Music teacher Stacy Montana, who teaches LS and KLS students, found a creative and meaningful solution to the safety considerations that come with singing—this year, Montana is leading students in an American Sign Language (ASL) song rendition.
The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School is celebrating their participation in the 2020 NCTC High School Play Festival: Virtual Showcase. The theatre program, led by David Dvorscak, is presenting “Time Enough” in the Showcase. This year, theatre arts educators and students rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and presented their work virtually.
Head of School Stephanie Whitney has laid out ambitious plans to lead Carolina Day with “a relentless pursuit of excellence." To set the wheels in motion, Whitney is solidifying some key leadership roles.