Milwaukee Country Day School

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Milwaukee Country Day School (MCD) was a country day school in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, under the headmastership of A. Gledden Santer (A.B., Cambridge), who had been operating a smaller school called St. Bernard's School since 1911; the school was begun in 1917, "incorporated by leading citizens.".[1] According to alumnus Henry Reuss, "Country Day, with its Church of England prayers, its 'body sports' and its Latin studies, marked the general de-Germanization of Milwaukee culture which occurred in the 1920s."[2]

In 1964 it was merged with two other local day schools (Milwaukee University School and Milwaukee-Downer Seminary) to become the University School of Milwaukee, of which MCD's facilities became the South Campus (until they were shut down in 1985).[3] They are now the home of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School.

The school appears ("thinly disguised") in the novel Shadowland by alumnus Peter Straub.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Stark, William F. "Be A Great Boy": The Story of Milwaukee Country Day School 1917-1963. Milwaukee Country Day School Alumni Association, circa 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sargent, Porter. A Handbook of American Private Schools: An Annual Survey (Seventh Edition) Cambridge, Mass.: Sargent's Handbooks/Porter Sargent, 1922; p. 134
  2. ^ Reuss, Henry. When Government Was Good: Memories of a Life in Politics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999; p. 7
  3. ^ History of University School of Milwaukee
  4. ^ Bleiler, Richard. "Peter Straub" in Supernatural Fiction Writers: Guy Gavriel Kay to Roger Zelazny Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003