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Capital Day School


By timoarroz - Posted on 20 January 2011

Web Address:
www.capitaldayschool.net

Name & Address:
Capital Day School
120 Deepwood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-227-7121
Fax: 502-227-7558

Head of School
Tim Corkran
tim.corkran@capitaldayschool.net

Admission Inquires:
office@capitaldayschool.net

Type of School:
PK3 through Grade 8

Mission Statement
Capital Day School is dedicated to empowering students for success through an enriched curriculum that inspires academic excellence and individual growth. The school promotes in students a strong sense of responsibility for themselves and for others. Capital Day School welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and fosters a love of learning in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment.

Special Characteristics and Programs
Capital Day School has provided outstanding educational opportunities to Central Kentucky students in preschool through the eighth grade for more than 50 years. Students of all ages are challenged and nurtured to become their personal best, and the result is confident leaders who have a strong work ethic. CDS graduates have choices about where they attend high school and college and what kinds of jobs await them in the future. The average ACT score for Capital Day School alumni is 29.6, well above the state average of 18 and the national average of 21.

The school is divided into four divisions:
Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten as an option to a "traditional" classroom.
Preschool (ages 3-4) – Using a developmentally structured curriculum, the preschool provides a solid foundation for social, physical, and educational growth. Students are challenged beyond letters and numbers with developmentally appropriate goals that encourage responsibility, independence, and a love of learning.
Lower School (grades K-4) – The fundamentals of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are stressed. The Superkids Reading Program and Everyday Mathematics are strengths of the curriculum, which is enhanced with interdisciplinary units and classes in art, music, technology, Spanish, and physical education.
Middle School (grades 5-8) – A rigorous curriculum is combined with many enrichment activities and electives such as piano and music theory, painting, fitness, and journalism. Field studies are a vital part of the curriculum. Students may choose to participate in a variety of sports teams and in academic competitions.

The Capital Day School curriculum includes subject areas which have been deemphasized in other schools, such as handwriting, spelling, library and research, and health. Lessons in S.T.E.M. subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – promote critical thinking skills and innovation. Instruction is designed to challenge each student according to his or her own skills and developmental needs. The Healthy Living Policy assures that there is deliberate thought about students’ health. All students have two outdoor recesses daily for fresh air and play.