Hometown: Reading, PA
Activities: Student Government (Co-President), RARRR Club Leader, Swimming through McCaskey Co-Op, on-site private music lessons (piano), Girls on the Run
Favorite Classes: World Civilizations II, American Literature
What I love about LCDS: One of my favorite attributes about LCDS is that each student can excel in whatever they please. Of course there are classes that we all take, but it is up to each student to take initiative and pursue their own interests. I also love our quirky and family-like community. Whether it is a Halloween parade and festival, walking little ducklings through the school, or seniors walking hand in hand with kindergartners through a student tunnel on the first day, LCDS makes it apparent to live by the motto "one school under one roof,” which is unlike any others school I've heard of. Another great aspect of Country Day is the dedicated and passionate teachers. They are always available and happy to help if needed. I feel as though I have made relationships both inside and outside of the classroom – something many high school students are unable to do. I truly can't imagine attending any other school for thirteen years other than Country Day.
Hometown: Conestoga, PA
Activities: Jazz Band, Chess team
Favorite classes: MUN, World history and technology
What I love about country day: I really love how close the LCDS community is. LCDS is like a second home to me because the people there feel like family.
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Activities: Tennis, Squash, Upper School Newspaper
Favorite Classes: Model United Nations, Chemistry, Spanish Civilizations and Culture, AP BC Calculus
What I Love About Country Day: I love that there is a lot to choose from at LCDS. For a small school, there is a wide range of classes and extracurricular activates that students can participate it. Also, there are opportunities at LCDS that I do not believe students would have been able to take part in anywhere else, such as the MUN trip to The Hague or the international service trips to Peru and Nepal. Another great thing about LCDS is the sense of community. Everyone, students and faculty, are caring, supportive, and enthusiastic. And, where else are you going to find people just as excited about playing the Spoon Game as they are about going to a district basketball game?
Hometown: Hummelstown, PA
Activities: Basketball, Orchestra, Student Government, Independent Study in Philosophy
Favorite Classes: Model United Nations, Chinese
What I love about Country Day: What sticks with me most is the relationships that I’ve formed at Country Day. With only about 200 students in the whole Upper School, you end up interacting with a massive percentage of the student body whether you want to or not. Given the close relationships that I’ve formed with so many of my fellow students, I truly feel as though I have an impact upon this community, and that the individuals whom I’m around genuinely care about me. The small class size also makes it impossible not to get to know your teachers. They become familiar with you not only as a student—which thus enables them to challenge you personally on an intellectual level—but also as a person. Nowhere else can I approach my teachers to have a genuine conversation separate from the classroom to the extent that I can at LCDS.