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Detroit Country Day School - Lower School

3003 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

(248) 433-1050


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Detroit Country Day School motto, Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body) reflects the philosophy of the Lower School. We foster early academic development and value a broad-based integrated, stimulating
curriculum that includes basic instruction in academics, the arts and movement education, presented in a nurturing environment with structure and positive discipline. These are introduced through individual and group activities offered on a continuum for progression and according to ability in math and reading. A variety of instructional methods range from unstructured play to structured academic experiences. A multi-disciplinary approach involving visual, kinesthetic and auditory experiences is used to enhance learning opportunities and to allow for individual differences in processing information. We encourage children to be creative, responsible and independent thinkers. The school dress policy
contributes to an environment that reflects our belief that children learn best within an atmosphere demonstrating appropriate decorum. We hold self-esteem in high regard and work to promote a supportive social and emotional
environment, both in school and at home. Our faculty is dedicated to meeting the needs of the whole child and developing character through exposure to time-honored values."
Excerpted from the preschool's website