A new spin to Open Houses at independent schools

September 25, 2019

As Charleston area schools celebrate the beginning of Open House season,  Charleston Day School is creating a fresh take on Open Houses — The CDS Experience. The first CDS Open House will be Friday, September 27th at 9 a.m., allowing families a peek into a normal day at CDS.

At Charleston Day’s Open House, families can come experience the energy, excitement and sense of community that define a CDS education. Visitors will hear from the Head of School, as well as, a student panel, stroll around campus for classroom visits, engage with our caring teachers and experience the innovation and tradition that abounds on our historic campus. We are excited to show you how Charleston Day School’s K-8 program will provide your child with the foundational skills for success in high school and beyond.

The CDS Experience, Open House

  • Friday, September 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Wednesday, October 9 at 9 a.m.

“We are delighted to host families on our historic campus. The feeling of energy and community is palpable from the moment you enter the building. From the morning handshake with me each day to the relationships that are formed within our community, each student is known and valued. Our location allows us to utilize Charleston as an extension of our campus, and we can’t wait to share how CDS combines tradition and innovation to provide a foundational educational experience grounded by our values of respect, responsibility, scholarship and integrity,” says Judith Foley Arnstein, Head of School at Charleston Day School.

While you embark on your Open House season, here are some questions we recommend you add to your list:

  • What is the mission of your school?

  • How is character education taught?

  • What is the average class size?

  • What extracurricular activities are offered to your students?

  • How is technology used to support teaching and learning at this school?

  • What professional development opportunities do teachers have?

  • In which ways do teachers collaborate?

  • What does your matriculate process look like?

Families are encouraged to submit an application for Kindergarten through Grade 8 by mid January. Set up a time to tour Charleston Day School’s campus anytime by emailing Catherine Skeen at the email below.

About Charleston Day School

Charleston Day School is a Kindergarten-8 on an urban campus located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Our student body of 258 students thrive in this personal environment where all the students and faculty members know one another. Charleston Day focuses on the primary, elementary and middle school years, and our program prepares students for the eventual challenges of high school, college, graduate school, and life. For more information, visit www.charlestondayschool.org or email Director of Admission Enrollment, Catherine Skeen, at [email protected].