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Canton Country Day School seeks to educate students through an individual lens, igniting them with confidence and character, while developing academic responsibility and rigor in an interactive and innovative environment to ready them for the next chapter of their lives. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees 2018

At Canton Country Day School, students are empowered to recognize and optimize their full potential by cultivating an environment that prepares them to meet the challenges in a rapidly changing world with openness, enthusiasm, a willingness to problem solve, while developing respect for individual differences and community values. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees 2020

The Country Day School movement is a movement in progressive education that originated in the United States in the late 19th century.

Country Day Schools seek to recreate the educational rigor, atmosphere, camaraderie and character-building aspects of the best college prep boarding schools while allowing students to return to their families at the end of the day. To avoid the crime, pollution and health problems of the industrial cities of the early 20th century, the schools were sited in the 'country,' where wealthy families owned large homes in what would later be known as suburbs.

The Country Day School movement shared many values with the Arts and Crafts movement. School buildings and campus landscaping were designed with the goal of creating an inspirational atmosphere that would foster learning and culture. In keeping with this holistic view of the student learning environment, various "after-school" programs promoted student development, including athletic programs, choir and religious studies, and monitored study time. Students were given opportunities to develop leadership skills through clubs and student organizations.