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Three CDS students have been named National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Academic All-Americans for their efforts as student-athletes. Katie Rudins ’22 and Erin Hovendon ’22 have been selected for First Team for Cross Country and Track, and Ashlyn Browne ’21 received Honorable Mention recognition for Cross Country.


Gov. Cooper has dropped the requirement for wearing masks outdoors in North Carolina, and Carolina Day School will be returning to the masking protocols that were in place last fall, before our holiday breaks. Masks will still be required indoors, but students and teachers will once again be able to remove masks when outside and observing distancing protocols.

Upper School at Carolina Day

Monday, April 26, 2021 marked the first day in over a year that all Upper School students at Carolina Day School were together on campus 5-days-per-week for classes. Prior to this date, the Upper School division at Carolina Day has been in a rolling campus mode. This return to full in-person learning is a result of recent adjustments the CDC made to guidelines that affect schools.

Upper School Spring Musical

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.

Jason Boyer visits 3rd grade

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.

Elizabeth Garland

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. 

BEAM Class 2019

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.