Carrollwood Day School enriches the mind, strengthens the character, and inspires the hearts of our students. 

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Carrollwood Day School

Education with Character



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Since the inception of Carrollwood Day School in 1982, we have prided ourselves on being a community of learners.  We have grown from a preschool into a comprehensive program with three divisions through high school. Carrollwood Day School stands out as a leader in its commitment to educate the whole child and is recognized nationally for its academic excellence and its innovative school-wide emphasis on character development. 


The mission of Carrollwood Day School is to create entrepreneurial thinkers for a global society. We provide strong character-based education emphasizing problem-solving skills and philanthropic understanding. Our students are prepared to be world leaders using the International Baccalaureate Programmes, cutting-edge technology, creative arts, and competitive athletics. Most importantly, CDS fosters the development of the entire student not only in academics, but also ethically, emotionally, and through social experience. Our goal is to help students discover and develop their own talents and interests and use these to better the world and themselves.

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Carrollwood Day School embraces and celebrates the rich diversity of our students, employees, and families from all backgrounds. As an International Baccalaureate continuum school, CDS strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where each person is valued. We work to intentionally develop cross-cultural competency and appreciation of differences within all constituents. We value the influence of a wide range of experiences and perspectives in our classrooms, relationships, and interactions as we prepare our students to contribute to a diverse and interconnected world.

Non-Discrimination Policy

CDS admits qualified students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin and is non-discriminatory in all policies and school administered programs.