The mission of Greenwich Country Day School is to enable all children in our care to discover and to develop what is finest in themselves—to achieve the highest standards in their studies, in their play, and in their character.
How We Think
We are committed to the ideal of a coeducational family school.
We recognize that every child is an individual who possesses unique talents and abilities.
We promote consideration of others, value diversity, and teach respect for all people and our world.
The GCDS Education
Greenwich Country Day School maintains high academic standards, a broad and balanced curriculum, and time-honored traditions. We encourage children to take intellectual risks. The school prepares students to be ethical, confident learners and leaders with a strong sense of purpose - ready to embrace opportunities and challenges in a world of rapid change.
Greenwich Country Day School challenges students in mind, body, and spirit—for their personal growth and for the common good. We believe the quality of our faculty and staff is essential to the achievement of our mission.
Greenwich Country Day School is incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut as a nonprofit educational institution, a tax-exempt entity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for hiring and evaluating the Head of School, ensuring the financial stability of the school, and formulating major policies concerning the future direction of the school. The Board’s focus is on the long-term health and stewardship of the school, while the Head of School is charged with the day-to-day administration of the institution.
The Greenwich Country Day School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
GCDS submits an accreditation review to the NEASC every ten years, as well as interim reports every five years.
"The NEASC Committee found GCDS to be a genuinely mission-driven institution, deeply committed to its students and to academic excellence. The community is made up of caring and expert individuals who are committed to promoting learning; fostering character in children; and building a strong, tight-knit, and innovative community.”
- NEASC ACCREDITATION REVIEW 2021-2022
- Vicki Craver, President
- Dwight W. Anderson
- Tricia Black
- Matt Breitfelder
- Kristin Custar, Vice President
- Cathy Dishner
- Richard Duckett
- Taylor Glasebrook ‘97
- Robert L. Harteveldt, Vice President
- Barbara Harty
- Alex Karnal
- Sonal Khichadia
- Phillip Lauderdale ‘99
- Frank Loverro
- Kerrith Mackay, Parents Association Co-Chair
- William P. Manuel
- Andrew McCormack
- Nicole Mitchell
- Jeff Robertson, Secretary
- Danielle Robinson
- Adam C. Rohdie, Head of School, Ex-Officio
- Krystal Sachs, Parents Association Chair
- Vernon B. Schwartz, Treasurer
- Harry Schwefel, Vice-President
- Emily Hoffman Stern ‘90, Vice President
- Antonia Soares Thompson, Vice President
- Mike Triplett
- Don Truesdale
- Adam Rohdie, Head of School
- Jacqueline Jenkins, Assistant Head of School
- Anne Allen, Assistant Head of Lower Elementary School
- Bill Auerswald, Chief Financial and Operating Officer
- Nina Basinet, Head of Upper Elementary School
- Rick Columbo, Assistant Head of Upper School
- Trudy Davis, Head of Lower Elementary School
- Jeff DeTeso, Director of Counseling
- Kim Eves, Director of Strategic Communications
- Tom Hart, Director of Technology
- Tim Helstein, Athletic Director
- Andrew Ledee, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Andrew Niblock, Director of Schoolwide Initiatives
- Anabel Pérez Wills, Director of Alumni Relations and Development
- Cheryl Plummer, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
- Andy Ramirez, Director of College Counseling
- Marshall Spooner, Interim Head of Middle School
- Kevin Thompson, Assistant Head of Upper Elementary School
- Chris Winters, Head of Upper School
- Johnna Yeskey, Dean of Faculty
During the 2023-24 school year, 388 faculty and staff members support teaching and learning at GCDS. Working closely with the Head of School and Division Heads, the faculty continually refine and improve Country Day’s curriculum and pedagogy.
Led by the Parents Association Board, the GCDS Parents Association (PA) organizes the energy and talent of Country Day's parent body to run programs and events that enrich the lives of our teachers and students and promote a sense of community throughout the school. All GCDS parents and guardians are members of the Parents Association.
Long after graduation, alumni ties with the school remain strong. The Alumni Advisory Council works with the Alumni Relations Office on decisions pertaining to Country Day's alumni.