Creativity, writing, graphic design, communication, collaboration and project management are the skills that tomorrow’s employers will most demand. Country Day’s Upper School students are able to develop and hone those skills in a variety of media arts courses. These include the student-run newspaper (The Fourth Estate), the all-school yearbook, and our literary magazine (Impressions).
The Yearbook Staff takes on this year-long project that will be printed and shared with every student in the school. A theme is chosen early in the year and adhered to throughout the months of production of a keepsake. This class teaches students how to work as a team to communicate through photos and text to reproduce the year in print.
The Upper School newspaper is published monthly and is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of journalism, design and page layout. Students learn to write effectively and for a variety of audiences, purposes and occasions; they approach the creative process collaboratively and hone speaking, listening, viewing, interviewing and critical thinking skills.