The cornerstone of our Upper School experience is balance, and we strongly encourage students to find interests beyond the classroom to augment their academic experience. The vast majority of students take more arts courses than are required for graduation, and many find expression in multiple artistic endeavors. The majority of students also participate in at least one varsity sport over the course of the year. Many students do both, which creates the sort of renaissance student who is emblematic of the Country Day ethic.
In addition, there are numerous opportunities for students to find their interests in clubs and other extra-curricular activities. These allow students to strengthen their leadership muscles, and to develop the sorts of relationships with other students and with mentor faculty members that enhance the learning experience. There are numerous clubs and volunteer organizations on the Upper School campus which affords students opportunities to help those in the community and beyond, or simply have fun with friends both old and new.