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Carrollwood Day School's unique academic program is based on the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate curricula with a continuum of instruction from preschool through Grade 12. All IB programmes are learner-centered and inquiry-based. Students are prepared to be functionally multilingual and informed with a world perspective in history, literature, geography, mathematics and the sciences. The program culminates with the IB Diploma, recognized by colleges and universities around the world, often with advanced standing.




of CDS students, preschool through grade 12, are IB students


CDS was accepted into the Cum Laude Society. This is the most prestigious academic award a secondary school can earn.


of middle school students create original scripts using contemporary settings and technology based on Shakespeare


of students in grade 10 complete a Personal Project -  a significant piece of work that is the product of each student’s own initiative and creativity


of faculty set professional goals each year, incorporating professional development opportunities


Honor Societies for middle and upper school students


Clubs and after school activities for students in PK3 through upper school


Students beginning in kindergarten take a foreign language


Our faculty is the heart of CDS, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students so they can make a difference in the world. CDS teachers embrace our school mission and are passionate about teaching and the subjects they teach. They are exceptional teachers who want to guide and mentor their students—and help them discover their own passions. The relationships that students build with each other, their teachers, coaches, counselors, and advisors are central to the CDS experience. 

Meet Our Faculty