The Premier Independent School in Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo Country Day School is an independent, accredited, Pre-K through 8th grade school located in Portage, Michigan. Each student receives a well-rounded, progressive, and compassionate education. Through meaningful lessons, our students grow into conscientious leaders, creative problem-solvers, and culturally aware citizens who connect to their school, local and global communities. We believe in continuing innovation in teaching and learning practices to benefit and provide a multitude of opportunities for our students. All of these elements come together to keep Kalamazoo Country Day School at the forefront of education in the 21st century!

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Schedule a Visit

Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit the school, attend classes and meet with one of our Admissions Directors.

Apply to Kalamazoo Country Day School

Upon receipt of the application, a prospective student is invited to spend a day at Kalamazoo Country Day School.

Give to Kalamazoo Country Day School

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Upcoming Events

September 27th - Picture Day
October 3 - NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day
October 4 - Halloween Decorating, All Day
October 19 - Conferences 4:00pm - 7:00pm
October 20 - Half Day Dismissal 11:45am, Conferences 12:30pm - 3:30pm
October 21 - NO SCHOOL
October 28 - Halloween Carnival 6:00pm - 8:00pm
November 2 - K, 1st, 2nd Grade Theatre Visit, Miller Auditorium 10-11am
November 22 - Half Day Dismissal 11:45am
November 22 - VIP Day
November 23-25 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday
November 29 - Giving Tree Campaign Concludes
November 29 - Giving Tuesday Mimosa Brunch 7:30am - 10am
December 13 - Parents Sip n' Shop
December 15 - Holiday Music Program 6:00pm
December 20 - Family Night Out 5:00pm
December 23 - Half Day Dismissal 11:45am
December 26-January 6 - Winter Break
January 9 - School Resumes

"KCDS taught each of my children a love of learning, which continues to this day. It gave them an amazing basis and prepared them for high school, college, and graduate degrees. I highly recommend it!"

Margaret Sayen (Former Parent and Current Grandparent)

"When we were searching for a school for our daughter Laila, we visited several other schools along with Kalamazoo Country Day. They were all good schools, with good programs. But then we walked into Kalamazoo Country Day. We sat in the preschool as a visitor that morning, and we were in awe. The students were inquisitive, full of life, and were devouring the information with eagerness and enthusiasm. And then the Middle School students came in to pair up with their buddies and play for the afternoon. We saw the special bond that the older and younger children shared while playing house and dress-up. We were so moved that we teared up. We knew we had found the school for Laila. A school she could be happy in for years to come. Now both our children, Laila and Zayn, attend Kalamazoo Country Day and we are still beyond happy!"

Steve & Reema Shelden (Current Parents)

"We started our journey in Pre-K Summer Camp, and it has been amazing. Since then, Adelynn has graduated from the Junior Kindergarten program and is ready to start Kindergarten in the Fall. So far, Adelynn's teachers have been amazing, especially Mr. Tomson, and they truly have helped her find a love for learning. We are both very excited to see what new and wonderful things she will accomplish this year with Mrs. Davis. I couldn't imagine a better environment for my child's education!"

Kathleen Sterling (Current Parent)

"My twins had a phenomenal Middle School experience at Kalamazoo Country Day School! They were more than prepared for High School, and still talk about what they learned at Kalamazoo Country Day!"

Celeste Green (Former Parent)

"Kalamazoo Country Day School has exceeded our expectations on every level. Not only have our kids had access to strong academics, but they've also received love and kindness from the staff and teachers. They've engaged us parents in so many meaningful ways, including concerts, gardening, and a Trunk-or-Treat costume parade. We love that our kids have early access to extracurriculars like music, gym, and Spanish. When our Junior Kindergartner recited the alphabet in two languages, we were floored! We recommend Kalamazoo Country Day to every parent we meet."

Shanna and Amy Heath (Current Parents)

"Kalamazoo Country Day School is beyond special in so many ways. As a teacher with fifteen years of teaching experience, I thought I had seen it all when it came to education. Boy, was I wrong! The family-like atmosphere we have here is truly remarkable. Because of our lower student-to-staff ratio, I am able to build a much more meaningful relationship with each and every one of my students. I get to know each person in my class personally, and know what motivates and drives them. I can use student interests to better enhance my lessons with real-life connections and make learning more enjoyable for students. Smaller class sizes also naturally lend themselves to more fun, personalized, and hands-on activities. Getting to be a teacher at Kalamazoo Country Day School is truly a genuine gift and I am so thankful to be part of this amazing school family!"

Justina Goodyke (Current Teacher)

"It's hard to believe that tomorrow is our last "first" day at Kalamazoo Country Day School. Our daughter started at the school in 2013 as a 4 year old and now she is entering the 8th grade. We can't imagine spending the last 9 years anywhere else. Our daughter has experienced learning at its best! She has always been met with a challenge. We continue to be amazed by the unfailing support and encouragement that teachers and staff have always shared. The teachers at Kalamazoo Country Day School constantly strive to meet each child where they are and accompany them on their journey to reaching their full potential and beyond. The strong foundation that this school has provided for our daughter leaves us filled with excitement for her future and what lies ahead."

Stacey & Bob Ritsema (Current Parents)

"We have been at Kalamazoo Country Day School since our daughter Ariana was in Junior Kindergarten. We loved the school so much that we decided to enroll her in Kindergarten and enroll our son Dylan preschool the following year. The curriculum utilized and small class size keep students actively engaged in the classroom. Our children love going to school and have learned so much. Ariana will enter First Grade in the fall and Dylan will be in Junior Kindergarten. We know that they will continue to thrive which is why we can't imagine having our kids attend any other school."

Toussaint and Natalie Jackson (Current Parents)

"Our journey at Kalamazoo Country Day School began with Pre-K 3 for both of our kids, and we have been happy ever since! The environment is so inviting and the education is so enriching. We love the additional care that our kids receive and are so happy to be part of the Kalamazoo Country Day School Family! I went to Kalamazoo Academy when I was a child, and the education and loving environment stays the same. The staff makes us feel so comfortable leaving our children there even when they need a little extra love in a day!"

Brandon Jeannot & Cody Allkins (Current Parents)

"There is no school in the area quite like Kalamazoo Country Day School. The outstanding teaching staff coupled with small class sizes cultivate an environment that allows students to thrive. My Kindergartner looked forward to going to school every day! By the end of the year, she was not only confident in her reading, writing, and math skills, but had also made amazing friends. We are beyond excited to have our son attend preschool in the fall!"

Clay & Nelu Sellers (Current Parents)