Athletics at Carolina Day

We Believe in the Value of Play

At Carolina Day School, we are proud of our successful athletic program, and especially proud of the processes we use to achieve these outcomes.

Winter 2020 Sports

Carolina Day is offering sports as allowed by the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), our athletics governing body in keeping with the health and safety protocols of Carolina Day. 

Our focus remains on the safety and well-being of our student-athletes and community. It needs to be understood that, either by federal, state, local, or CDS directive, our plans may change. Navigating safe practices and competitions is complex and requires commitment from all parties involved.

The Winter Sports letter with this year's winter offerings and sign-ups can be read NOW!

The Athletic Department will be offering an informational Zoom session for Wildcat families interested in winter athletics on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00pm

Please join us via this link: 


With our enviable record of state championships, some might be surprised with how participation-focused our athletics program is. 

We’re delighted to report what we have discovered: high competition and high participation are not mutually exclusive. In fact, when we give our “more green” athletes a chance to prove their excellence, we find they very often rise to the occasion. Our student-athletes balance a rigorous academic program with a challenging athletic schedule. Students participating in CDS athletics learn to manage their time effectively, communicate with teachers, and the importance of grit and preparation.

Junior Varsity & Varsity: Competitive Sports in Balance

We value competitive sports for the lessons they teach our athletes about victory and defeat, leadership, perseverance and teamwork. These lessons, encouraged by our exceptional coaches, mirror and complement our classroom emphasis of the same, further reinforcing these concepts in both arenas.

Our Secret: Outstanding Coaches and Motivated Athletes

We stress student ownership and leadership and believe that our program provides rigorous athletic opportunities as well as an enrichment of the classroom experience. For a motivated athlete at CDS, the sky is the limit. At the junior varsity and varsity levels, our student-athletes work hard with our coaches to ensure individual and team goals are being met.



Play Smarter: A Carolina Day Winning Strategy

At Carolina Day School, we are proud of our successful athletic program, and especially proud of the processes we use to achieve these outcomes.

With an emphasis on the whole student-athlete, our balanced approach creates young men and women who process, reflect, find their voice, analyze performance, and learn how to use mistakes to their advantage—as learning tools for understanding—both in class and in uniform.

Through a wide variety of programs directed by committed, professional, highly qualified coaches, we shepherd athletic growth from Grades Pre-K through 12 with age-appropriate activity and perspective.

We believe in love of sport, importance of competition, and passion for improvement and success.

At Carolina Day School, we play smarter.