welcome alumni

We're Glad You're Here

There is no better representation of the important history that makes up the fabric of today’s Carolina Day School than our alumni community. Let's stay connected.


Greetings, alumni and alumnae. 

The Carolina Day School family consists of more than 3,600 alumni (of Carolina Day School and its predecessor schools) throughout 49 states and the world. Please keep in touch and let us know your news. You lead us in our legacy of excellence, reminding us that our efforts to foster the highest quality education yields a wealth of extraordinary individuals. Contact Alumni Relations at alumni@carolinaday.org.

Upcoming Alumni Events

SAVE THE DATE! Homecoming 2024 has been announced! Join us on Thursday, October 10th as we celebrate together. We will be having all the usual events, Fall Family Festival, the Past Faculty and Staff Lunch, and the Alumni Association Awards. For more information email alumni@carolinaday.org. 

SAVE THE DATE! Holiday Hoopla 2024 will be on Thursday, December 19th. The alumni team is experiencing a winning streak and have won the last two Hoopla games! If you want to be a part of this year's team, please email alumni@carolinaday.org.


Local Alumni Pint Night on February 29, 2024 at Wicked Weed Brewpub

Alumni Pint Night Spring 2024
ACDS Historical Display


ACDS Historical Display

The Alumni Office created a historical display to honor Asheville Country Day School. The exhibit features old photographs, historical documents, yearbooks, and memorabilia dating back to 1936 when the school was founded. Alumni, staff, and students are invited to participate in a fun and interactive scavenger hunt to learn more about the rich history, past teachers, ACDS athletics, buildings and grounds, and legacies of the predecessor school.

The display will be in the Oreck Library January 29 - February 2, 2024. Alumni have been invited to a cocktail reception and viewing opportunity on Friday, February 2. 



ACDS Basketball
Past Staff Luncheon Guests


Past Staff Luncheon

Homecoming was extra special this year as we welcomed back some familiar faces to the Alumni Gymnasium. The Alumni Association hosted a Past Staff Luncheon to honor our past teachers, mentors, coaches, and administrators who helped lay such a strong foundation for Carolina Day School. We hope to make this an ongoing Homecoming tradition for years to come. Thank you to all of those who made it!



Homecoming and the Alumni Association Awards

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our 2023 Alumni Association Awards recipients on Friday, October 6. It was a great way to conclude all of the 2023 Homecoming festivities that day. Congratulations to Dave Johnson ACDS '86 and April Dockery '96 who accepted their awards surrounded by friends and family at the special ceremony. And, a special thanks to Kareen Ogle who accepted the Artists Hall of Fame Award for her late cousin, Mr. Bob Henson (1939-2012). The CDS community has so much to be thankful for and we continue to be amazed by all the accomplishments of our alumni, teachers, coaches, and friends. 

For more information about our 2023 Recipients, please visit the Alumni Association Awards page. 



Congratulations to our alumni and staff basketball team for winning the 2023 Holiday Hoopla Basketball Game!

Several alumni showed up to join forces with some of our CDS staff members to take on varsity athletes in this year's Holiday Hoopla Basketball Game on December 14, 2023. This time honored tradition is an alumni favorite and we had a lot of fun watching them take on our varsity athletes this year. Thank you to all of our alumni who came to play and joined us as spectators!  



Ivy Building Reunion 2022

Ivy Building Reunion

We are still reminiscing about the Ivy Building Reunion held last September during Homecoming week. Many of our SGP, GH, and SG-GH attendees are still talking about the magical evening held in the old school auditorium. There are so many great stories and memories stemming from the glorious building and the campus of St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines. We hope to host another gathering in that beautiful gymnasium soon.

Ivy Building Speakers
Ivy Building Reunion SGP Attendees
Ivy Building Reunion Display
Ivy Building Celebration
Ivy Building SG-GH Attendees

CDS Business Directory

Highlighting CDS family-owned businesses, private practices, and professional services

The CDS Family-Owned Business Directory was created to support and highlight our current Carolina Day School families and alumni who own small businesses, have private practices, or offer professional services. Our CDS community toutes many talented entrepreneurs, business owners, and practitioners, and most members of our community are eager to know where they can patronize other families for goods and professional services. We encourage you to support our affiliated business owners, practitioners, and professionals by checking this list to see if they can serve your needs!

View the directory

We are constantly updating our information and this list will continue to grow. To have your business listed, please email bvlachoyannis@carolinaday.org.

Alumni, this is your year!


Classes that end in "4" and "9"

This is your year!

For help planning your class reunion, please email alumni@carolinaday.org. 

Start planning your reunion.