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.

Fall 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. 

October update: The NCISAA recently released new protocols for spectator attendance at home athletic events. After careful review, we are amending our spectator policy to allow up to 2 parents/guardians of our senior student-athletes to attend outdoor home contests.  Otherwise, events are limited to athletes, coaches, athletic staff, and essential personnel: team managers, officials, video staff, security, and other game operation staff members.

We are reviewing additional guidance in preparation for post-season play. 


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.