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Posted Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 9:44:52 AM
Carolina Day School (CDS) announced that, after a national search, Dr. John Daves will become the new principal of its upper school for grades 9-12. Daves, who will join CDS on July 1, 2019, succeeds Peggy Daniels, retiring at the end of the 2018-19 academic year after 34 years in education.
Posted Friday, Dec 7, 2018 1:26:00 PM
Carolina Day alumna Maggie Hilderbran '15 is one of 40 U.S. students to receive a 2019 Marshall Scholarship, and is one of only 32 recipients of the Two Year Marshall Scholarship. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Hilderbran was selected from more than 1,000 other applicants in the nation.
Posted Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 2:15:16 PM
Carolina Day School senior Adelaide Lammers has signed to row at Notre Dame next year. Adelaide will be the first Asheville Youth Rowing Association alum to attend and row at Notre Dame. The Wildcats held a signing ceremony on Wednesday, November 28, to celebrate the achievement.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 1:29:00 PM
This year's Book Fair, organized by the Parent Association's Friends of the Library, was a resounding success! The Library Book Fair is an annual tradition which supports the school's book clubs, guest authors, and the Caldecott and Newbery Awards.
Posted Friday, Nov 16, 2018 3:16:24 PM
Carolina Day School sophomores embarked on the annual CDS college trip November 11-14, visiting six schools of higher education in the Southeast. This trip is a significant and valued annual experience for Carolina Day School sophomores—one that greatly anticipated each year, and one that makes a big difference for students as they begin to think about the type of colleges they want to consider.
Posted Friday, Nov 16, 2018 2:25:59 PM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate CDS swimmer Madeleine Bauer '19, who has signed with University of Michigan. As a swimmer for Carolina Day, Madeleine has been named to numerous all-conference teams, all-WNC swim teams, and has celebrated on the podium at Carolina Day's NCISAA Swim Championships.
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 8:10:11 PM
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the weather may have been cold and rainy, but hearts were warm, as Carolina Day School students gathered on Jon Kraus Way with partner schools Asheville Christian Academy, Christ School, and the Franklin School of Innovation to celebrate the start of this year's Habitat for Humanity Student Build. The Truss Signing Celebration also recognized the partner family, Kerri Colloso and her family, who will move into the house when it is completed.
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 7:57:00 PM
The Theater Department at Carolina Day School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from both the 2018 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Gardner Webb University on November 2–3, 2018, and from the NCTC State High School Play Festival held at Greensboro College on November 15-16, 2018. The theater program, led by David Dvorscak, made the school and community proud with their presentations of "The Luxury of Silence" at the Festivals.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 2:34:00 PM
CDS educators from across divisions attended the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) annual educators' conference, the largest annual event for independent school educators in the state.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 3:31:00 PM
Brutal course conditions in Hendersonville couldn't stop the Carolina Day girls cross country team from taking home the NCISAA title on Friday, October 26, 2018. This win wrapped up the girls team's fifth consecutive state championship, and the Wildcat's 15th NCISAA victory in the last 25 years.
Posted Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 9:42:00 AM
Mrs. Sims first led Carolina Day School seniors on the CDS Canterbury Pilgrimage in 1993, and the event has since become one of the most anticipated traditions for students.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 2:23:00 PM
Jack Warren and Trip Cogburn '98 were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, October 12, 2018.
Posted Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:17:40 AM
What happens when we see young children as citizens in their own right with ideas about how to make their community a better place? How do we build a curriculum around truly listening to children's ideas and honoring their voices? How do we build agency in the early years through explorations of a community?
Posted Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 12:56:00 PM
Every year since 2010, Carolina Day Upper School students in the Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM), have been honored with awards and recognition from the NC Literary and Historical Association for their student magazine. This year, however, they garnered a first-place prize...
Posted Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 9:26:51 AM
On Friday, September 28, Carolina Day School's Pre-K class embarked on a beloved annual tradition—the 24th annual Monarch Migration.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 12:47:00 PM
While many of us hunkered down and prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Florence last Saturday, our boys and girls cross-country team braved the elements and participated in the NCISAA Preview Meet at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 9:59:30 AM
At Carolina Day School, we encourage all families to learn more about this fascinating neurology and the unique gifts and challenges this brain profile presents. One in five individuals has dyslexia, and at CDS, these students represent the largest group of diversity in our community: neurodiversity.
Posted Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 4:03:00 PM
Posted Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 1:37:40 PM
The tournament will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Country Club of Asheville. Check-in and lunch is at 12 p.m. and tee time is 1 p.m. To register visit CarolinaDay.org/GolfTournament. Proceeds from the tournament directly support the students and programs of Carolina Day School.
Posted Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 12:29:19 PM
Annabelle Schultz '20 has verbally committed to play college basketball for the Terriers of Wofford College.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 12:43:22 PM
Posted Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 9:59:00 AM
Carolina Day School is Asheville's co-ed independent day school, where inclusive community, inspired teaching, and innovative program create a journey of excellence for each student. We invite interested families to visit and apply now for the school year 2019-20. Attend a free, on-campus informational event or schedule a private tour by calling 828-407-4442.
Posted Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 3:36:00 PM
Lower School Assistant Principal Peter Sullivan describes the need to balance technology with traditional forms of communication, and why it is critical for students to be able to excel in both arenas.
Posted Friday, Aug 24, 2018 2:54:39 PM
Literally a "calling together," Carolina Day School's Convocation assembled the CDS community on Friday, August 24, to mark the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year.
Posted Monday, Aug 20, 2018 3:29:00 PM
Carolina Day School is pleased to welcome two new international students this fall: Alex Soler and Mieke Klemann. These scholars are joining the Grade 10 class for the 2018-19 school year through Carolina Day's partnership with ASSIST, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that matches academically talented, multilingual international students with American independent secondary schools.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 1:53:00 PM
Carolina Day School is pleased to welcome more than a dozen new faculty and staff members as we head into the 2018-19 school year.
Posted Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 2:23:38 PM
Posted Monday, Jun 25, 2018 9:51:00 AM
The Literary Society—comprised of students who voluntarily meet weekly during lunch—inspired, collected, edited, and formatted student and faculty writing, artwork, and music to produce both a printed and online version of Penumbra.
Posted Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 5:23:48 PM
Posted Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 12:52:00 PM
Carolina Day School is excited to announce that, in addition to its popular North Asheville route, a new South Asheville bus route will be offered for the 2018-19 school year.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:50:00 AM
Grade 5 students have partnered this year with Bounty & Soul, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a health and wellness movement in underserved communities in Buncombe and McDowell Counties.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:42:07 AM
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:51:00 PM
The Carolina Day School Creative Writers Club, a start-up idea conceived by a CDS Grade 5 student and her father, recently hosted author Amy Cherrix for a casual conversation about the process of writing. Amy Cherrix writes non-fiction for middle-grade readers.
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:18:00 AM
Carolina Day School has embarked on an exciting partnership with Horizons National to host a high-quality, summer enrichment program on the CDS campus for eligible public school students.
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:38:00 AM
One of Carolina Day's core beliefs is to embrace challenge and persevere. It's a core belief that dovetails with a number of our students' pursuits in excellence both in and out of the classroom, including artistic expression. In this profile video, CDS sophomore Genevieve Beatty talks about why art is such an important part of her life, and how she challenges herself artistically.
Posted Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:06:00 PM
Congrats to our CDS Girls' Cross-Country for the Mills Manufacturing Division II Female Team Olympic Sports Division award, and to Zaria Joyner for winning a scholarship!
Posted Friday, May 4, 2018 8:58:00 AM
On Thursday, April 26, Carolina Day upper school students participated in Arts Day workshops led by their peers and upper school faculty. With Art Workshops in the morning, a Gallery Opening at lunch, and a Showcase of Talent in the afternoon, Upper School Arts Day is a day in which students can explore new talents and push themselves artistically while gaining new skills.
Posted Monday, Apr 30, 2018 1:09:00 PM
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 1:34:00 PM
For the past decade, Lycée Notre Dame in Dijon and Carolina Day School have fostered an exchange program between the two schools. On odd years, Carolina Day School students go to France, and on even years, the French students come here. Recently, the French students visited Carolina Day, this being the tenth year of the exchange program—the year in which the Lycée Notre Dame students come to Asheville.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 10:55:00 AM
Carolina Day School juniors Sarah Holt and Hannah Matin have been accepted into the Governor's School of North Carolina, the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 10:52:21 AM
Grade 4 teacher Jan Brabham has been invited to be a fellow at the Project Zero Classroom (PZC) Fellows Program, July 16-20, at Harvard's Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Educators attending this program will spend the week studying and networking with top professionals in education.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 3:52:00 PM
Posted Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM
On Thursday, April 19, Carolina Day was host to HiTeck Tennis, a robot competition in which two robots compete against one another for the high score. Teams from Valley Springs Middle, TC Roberson High, and Carolina Day School competed.
Posted Monday, Apr 16, 2018 11:44:00 AM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NAIA recruit Dalton Conley '18, who has signed to play baseball with Bryan College in Tennessee.
Posted Friday, Apr 13, 2018 1:21:00 PM
Posted Friday, Apr 13, 2018 12:31:17 PM
Last year, Carolina Day School students worked with Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and Wilde Acre Landscape to create a bird and pollinator-friendly garden. CDS Lower School Assistant Principal Peter Sullivan shared the story of how this garden has beautified the Carolina Day School campus and has transformed the space into an outdoor classroom, offering cross-curricular opportunities for learning.
Posted Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 2:21:00 PM
Congratulations to Chris Champ '18, who is not only a National Merit Scholar Finalist, but also a member of the inaugural undergraduate class at Duke Kunshan University, an international liberal arts and research university jointly founded by Duke University and Wuhan University (China).
Posted Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 10:12:00 AM
Under the guidance of our mission and core beliefs, Carolina Day School purposefully promotes environmental sustainability through our daily actions and long-range planning. Earth Week, which takes place this year April 16–20, is a great time for our school to recognize our impact on the environment and to celebrate efforts that promote responsible stewardship of our planet and its resources.
Posted Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 10:46:10 AM
Carolina Day School eighth-grader Cyrus Garretson was recently honored at a ceremony hosted by the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards of the WNC Region at the Diana Wortham Theater. His award-winning photograph "Wood Dome" earned him the American Institute of Architects Award.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 2:48:30 PM
What a night! Nash Athletic Center was full of love on Saturday night as we celebrated and supported financial assistance at Carolina Day. Thank you to the 245 community members who signed up to be a part of the second Share the Promise event, and to everyone who supported through donations and prize drawing tickets.
Posted Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 12:57:11 PM
This winter, after just over three years of practice, Solomon garnered honors at the National Field Archery Association's (NFAA) annual competition in Las Vegas and the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) State Championship held in Tennessee. Solomon took 6th place in Young Adult Male Recurve at the Vegas Shoot in February and 1st place-Guest, Cadet Male Recurve, in the USA Archery/JOAD TN State Championship on January 20, 2018.
Posted Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 12:39:43 PM
CDS senior Camille Beatty, once honored publicly by President Obama for her innovation and imagination, will join Columbia University Engineering's most prestigious scholar program.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 11:37:31 AM
After crooked tycoons discover oil beneath Paris, they plot to destroy the beautiful city. Can four eccentric women and their outrageous street friends stop the exploitation and ruination by the greedy? Find out in Carolina Day School's production of "The Madwoman of Chaillot," March 14–17, 2018.
Posted Friday, Mar 2, 2018 2:36:24 PM
Grade 8 student Erin Hovendon from Carolina Day School has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 North Carolina National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 2:00:10 PM
Carolina Day School Lower School Technology Coordinator Libby Roland has been named Odyssey of the Mind Coach of the Year for the Western Region. The Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
Posted Monday, Feb 26, 2018 2:42:11 PM
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the CDS girls' basketball team beat Asheville Christian Academy, 46-37, to win their eighth consecutive NCISAA 2A state championship, to continue a winning streak that continues to be the best in WNC girls' basketball history. This title gives Carolina Day its 10th in program history—the first WNC girls basketball team to ever reach double-digit championships.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 12:23:39 PM
Our Wildcats traveled to the Duke University Model United Nations Conference in Durham to participate in a model United Nations experience that included stimulating debate, challenging discussions, and delegate engagement. #Wildcatpride #CDSlearns #Asheville
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 12:20:58 PM
Carolina Day School senior Chris Champ has been recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Chris is now in the running for a National Merit Scholarship award.
Posted Friday, Feb 9, 2018 9:17:00 AM
The community is invited to a free reception on February 24, 2018, from 4–6 p.m. to celebrate 20 years of unlocking student potential.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 2:46:00 PM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NCAA Division I recruit Emily Crawford '18, who has signed to play soccer with Western Carolina University. Crawford is a four-time state basketball champion, with All-Conference and All-WNC honors in soccer.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 2:59:42 PM
Grade 8 students have been very busy researching the challenges that astronauts would face as we try to develop a long-term colony on planet Mars. In addition to their research, students have been creating 3-D models of their visions for their Mars settlements.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 2:34:00 PM
Carolina Day School congratulates the following students, whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Writing Region-at-Large. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to submit writing from a number of different categories. Gold Key pieces advance to the national competition where they will be considered for National Awards.
Posted Friday, Jan 26, 2018 12:55:00 PM
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Posted Friday, Jan 19, 2018 1:38:00 PM
Middle School Principal Jeff Kalil will lead a discussion at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle. This event is the first in a series of book discussions in partnership with Carolina Day School and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe about children, parenting, education, and related topics led by faculty and staff of CDS.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 1:47:00 PM
Two members of Carolina Day School's class of 2018 have advanced to the semifinalist level of consideration for the state of North Carolina's most prestigious public university scholarships.
Posted Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 1:17:20 PM
In commemoration of the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Thursday, January 11, Carolina Day School will host our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with activities in each of our divisions. In addition, CDS student volunteers, faculty, and staff will take part in Asheville area events.
Posted Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 9:54:23 AM
A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by CDS alumnus Justin Milner '05, now a postdoctoral researcher, has identified a promising new strategy in the fight against cancer.
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 12:17:12 PM
The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2017 NCTC High School Play Festival, for their presentation of the one-act play "A Good Man's Job."
Posted Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 11:53:04 AM
On Tuesday, November 28, the 8th grade class of Carolina Day School took a trip to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute as an extension of the astronomy unit they are doing in the classroom.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 9:16:00 AM
Carolina Day School student, Savannah Fowler '18, was awarded an honorable mention for her poem submitted in the New York Times eighth annual Found Poem Contest.
Posted Monday, Nov 13, 2017 11:36:05 AM
Carolina Day is expanding its existing school-wide partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for global Habitat initiatives, which include assisting hurricane-devastated communities in their efforts to rebuild.
Posted Monday, Nov 13, 2017 10:25:00 AM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NCAA Division I recruit Amya Giger '18, who has signed to play volleyball with Appalachian State University.
Posted Friday, Nov 10, 2017 2:00:49 PM
The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus to celebrate NCAA Division I recruit Kasey Kidwell '18, who has signed with Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 2:45:08 PM
Carolina Day is expanding its existing school-wide partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for global Habitat initiatives, which include assisting hurricane-devastated communities in their efforts to rebuild.
Posted Friday, Nov 3, 2017 1:54:00 PM
The Wildcat girls cross-country team left Cary Academy on Friday, October 27, with the state's biggest prize, wrapping up the team's fourth consecutive state championship under coaches Mark Driscoll and Brian Rannie.
Posted Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 9:33:00 AM
On November 9 and 16, the Carolina Day School Theatre One-Act class will present "A Good Man's Job," a one-act play written by Zoë Eshan '18 and performed by the students of the Theatre One-Act class. The performance is directed and designed by David Dvorscak, with costumes by Nitara Kittles '18.
Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 4:05:00 PM
As one member of the Class of 2024 sifted through her soil samples, she discovered a slender, two-inch piece of heavily oxidized metal that tapered to a crude point: the first crossbow bolt head ever found on the site.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 11:48:00 AM
Carolina Day School took home two of the top six awards in original oratory at the Viking Classic speech and debate tournament held North Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, NC.
Posted Monday, Oct 16, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Carrie Crigler '99, and Sam Daniels '01 were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, October 13, 2017.
Posted Friday, Oct 13, 2017 11:46:15 AM
Posted Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 9:27:00 AM
Posted Monday, Oct 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Carolina Day School was created 30 years ago from the confluence of two distinguished schools; St. Genevieve-Gibbons Hall and Asheville Country Day School. As Carolina Day School, it has continued the traditions of its predecessor schools by working in partnership with parents to create a school that both nurtures and challenges young learners.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 2:36:22 PM
CDS invites the community to participate in this year's annual Golf Tournament, which brings alumni, current families, teachers, local business partners, and friends from the community together for a fun fall outing.
Posted Monday, Sep 25, 2017 10:05:56 AM
Carolina Day School student Chris Champ '18 has been named as a Semifinalist in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Becker Andry '18 and Rion Tolchin '18 received recognition as Commended Students.
Posted Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 3:34:00 PM
Kasey Kidwell '18 has verbally committed to play college basketball at NCAA Division I Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 12:28:00 PM
A top-16 finish highlighted a successful start to the Carolina Day School (CDS) Speech & Debate team season at The Laird Lewis Invitational Tournament, held at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC.
Posted Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 1:01:00 PM
Carolina Day School senior, Carson Slosman, was awarded in March a Junior Travel Award trip to Peru through the National Spanish Examinations (NSE). Carson participated in the trip to Peru from July 20–28, 2017, and shares her experiences.
Posted Friday, Sep 8, 2017 2:17:00 PM
The Parent/Student Portal under MY CDS is your source for a wealth of information parents will need throughout the school year.
Posted Friday, Sep 8, 2017 12:42:00 PM
The Carolina Day School Wildcat Girls Cross Country team won their second straight Buncombe County Championship on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, with 5 girls placing in the top ten.
Posted Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 1:23:02 PM
Proceeds from "Door 1345 Speakeasy," our 2017 auction event, and from generous bids on Door 1345 auction items had a profound impact on our classrooms and athletic center.
Posted Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 11:44:11 AM
On Friday, August 25, nationally acclaimed hiker, Jennifer Pharr Davis, gave an inspirational talk to CDS students in middle and lower school about her legendary record-breaking hike on the Appalachian Trail. Her visit to CDS kicked off a new school-wide initiative of outdoor exploration.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 3:40:32 PM
The theme for Key School this year is "Do Your Yet." Instead of saying, "I can't do it," we say "I can't do it yet."
Posted Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 2:01:00 PM
Carolina Day School invites WNC parents and educators to a free community forum called "Parenting with Identity in Mind" on October 5. The forum features nationally known professional diversity trainer and speaker Rosetta Lee and focuses on how we can instill positive self-identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others' identities.
Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00:09 AM
Posted Monday, May 22, 2017 8:16:00 AM
This is the the girls' second track and field championship in three years.
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:14:18 AM
Student's in Mrs. Calderón's Spanish class in the Upper School have worked on creating and writing children' stories and donated their book creations to Mrs. Carson' Spanish class in the Lower School.
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:09:00 AM
Shop for gently used CDS uniforms, athletic wear, PE shoes, CDS outerwear, and costumes. All proceeds go to the CDS Parent Association.
Posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:32:27 PM
Posted Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:23:00 AM
The Synesthesia Project is an artistic journey wherein faculty participants create new works in response to novel inspirations.
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