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Carrollwood Day School

Carrollwood Day School

1515 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613, USA

+1 813 920 2288



Carrollwood Day School
School type Coeducational
Founded 1981
Status Private
Head of School Ryan P. Kelly
Date Appointed March 2008
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Nancy Hsu
MYP Coordinator Sabrina McCartney
PYP Coordinator Lisa Vicencio

Carrollwood Day School (CDS) serves a diverse population of more than 1,000 students from 2 years old through upper school. CDS offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) designed for children ages 3-12; Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades 6-10; and the Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11-12. CDS was the sixth school in the United States to achieve the distinction of providing the continuum of PYP, MYP and DP. The IB programmes at CDS are unique in that every single student at CDS is an IB student, as opposed to other institutions where IB is reserved as a separate track only for select high school students. With these full access PYP, MYP and DP IB Programmes in place, all students are encouraged to flourish in a rich continuum of learner-centered education that begins in preschool and lasts a lifetime.

As an IB World School, CDS fosters the development of the entire student through rigorous IB academics in a technology and media-suffused learning environment; its nationally recognized character development initiative; a full spectrum of creative arts; an inclusive age-appropriate progression of instructional and competitive athletics; and rich extra curricular activities. Students at all levels are immersed in CDS's signature STEEM program that combines science, technology, entrepreneurship, engineering and mathematics education.

CDS emphasizes performance and moral character and believes that intelligence must operate within the context of high moral standards. CDS stresses the importance of building an ethical learning community in its quest for academic excellence and develops the values and principles that will define its students as the future leaders of a global society. "Education with Character" is the foundation of the culture at CDS. Character development is deeply integrated into our curriculum and throughout our community. Faculty, staff, coaches, and parents partner to create an inclusive environment where students feel safe, supported, and connected. CDS has been named a "National School of Character" by character.org and is recognized as "A Caring School" by Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

A wide range of community service activities and clubs provides students chances to explore and test their talents and interests while developing leadership skills in an open and supportive environment. Through student-initiated clubs, those who may not be the natural leaders in their class can pursue their passions and gain confidence in themselves as they learn to work with others to achieve common goals and have fun!