Miami Country Day School

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Miami Country Day School,Inc
Miami Country Day School Logo.png
Miami, Florida, United States
Type Private, Independent
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational
Opened 1938
Head of school John P. Davies, Ed.D
Grades PK3 to 12
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red, white and navy
Mascot Spartan

Miami Country Day School (MCDS) is a private, non-denominational, co-ed Preschool–12 college preparatory school in unincorporated Miami-Dade County,[1][2] near Miami Shores, just north of the city of Miami. The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[3]


Miami Country Day School began in 1938 as an elementary boarding school for boys and was founded by Luther B. Sommers and C.W. Abele.[4] In the early years, the school was known as The Miami Country Day and Resident School for Boys. Through the 1950s and 1960s, day students were enrolled.

In the 1970s, Miami Country Day became co-educational and the boarding program was phased out. What had been the boarding rooms were converted into classrooms to make space for the growing student body. Originally a K-8 program, the school expanded to include an Upper School and graduated its first 12th grade class in 1981. The "Spartans" began to participate in a wide variety of competitive sports, playing for championships in everything from golf to soccer to swimming.


The school's enrollment is approximately 1315 students. Class size in the Lower School ranges from 8–24 depending on grade level. Annual tuition varies by grade and ranges from $27,000 to $35,000.

The school has a large international student community. With 47% of its students born abroad[5] (and more than 75% of parents born abroad), MCDS is one of the most international schools in Miami and features an extensive Spanish and French language department.

MCDS's team for the Junior Engineering Technical Society TEAMS competition has, for two years in a row, ranked nationally. In 2007 MCDS was the 1st place winner of the competition and in 2008 the JETS team placed 20th in their division.


The following sports are offered to boys at Miami Country Day School:[6]

Fall Winter Spring
Football (6/7/8, V) Soccer (6/7/8, V) Baseball (6/7/8, V)
Cross Country (V) Basketball (6/7/8 JV, 6/7/8 V, JV, V) Lacrosse (6/7/8 JV, 6/7/8 V, JV, V)
Golf (V) Water Polo (6/7/8, V)
Swimming (V) Football (V)
Volleyball (6/7/8 V) Tennis (6/7/8, V)

The following sports are offered to girls at Miami Country Day School:[6]

Fall Winter Spring
Football (6/7/8, V) Basketball (6/7/8, V) Tennis (6/7/8, V)
Volleyball (6/7/8, 6/7/8 V, JV, V) Soccer (6/7/8, V) Water Polo (6/7/8, V)
Swimming (6/7/8, V) Softball (V)
Golf (V) Football (V)
Cross Country (V)


  • Chuck Sennett, Director of Athletics, FHSAA Board Member(2018)
  • Bryan Parizo, Assoc. Athletic Director
  • Christopher Hayes, Middle School Athletic Director
  • Anthony Haderer, Asst. Athletic Director
  • Eric Scheingoltz, Director of Aquatics, USA Swimming & Interscholastic Head Coach
  • Chris Polite, Athletics & Auxiliary Programs Coordinator
  • Laroy Covington, Director of Game Day Operations/ Athletic Assistant
  • Michelle Cordero, Head Athletic Trainer, MS,ATC
  • Mary K. Odio, Administrative Assistant

Athletic History[edit]

  • 2006 Varsity Football team had one of the Top 10 ranked offense in the state of Florida, regional playoffs appearance.
  • 2013–2015 Three-Peat Florida 3A State Champions in Girls High School Basketball.
  • 2013,2014 Girls Basketball-Coach Ochiel Swaby and Player Danielle Minott named Player and Coach of the year by Miami Herald
  • 2014 Girls Basketball Team- Ranked #11 in the nation by USA Today December 2014]
  • 2015 Girls basketball team wins Dick's National Championship in New York[7]
  • 2008 Boys Waterpolo Regional Champions
  • The 2008 water polo team reached state semi-finals
  • 2008 Girls Basketball team were regional finalists
  • 2008- The Boys Varsity Soccer team has been district champion for three of the last four years
  • Boys Lacrosse 2007 District Champions.
  • Girls Water Polo 2009 districts champions
  • Boys Varsity Basketball made it to the 1992, 2009 Regional Finals
  • Girls Varsity Soccer, 1992, 2013 District Champions
  • Girls Softball, 2006, 2014 District Champions
  • 2013–2014 Girls/Boys Tennis , District Champions
  • Girls Volleyball District Champions 2014, 2006,
  • 2014 Boys/Girls Cross Country Teams ranked #9 in state of Florida


It is located on 21 acres (85,000 m2), which includes a 25 yard by 25 meter Aquatic Center and new Athletic fields and gymnasium with synthetic turf. A state of the art Media and resources center with a broadcast studio. 4 tier parking garage and Center for the Arts.

Accreditation and Membership[edit]

Miami Country Day School is accredited or a member of the following organizations:[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


The school was featured in the December 2006 issue of W Magazine as Miami's "hot school".[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Miami Shores Map." Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved on June 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Home. Miami Country Day School. Retrieved on June 27, 2016. "601 NE 107th Street | Miami, FL 33161"
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Miami Country Day School | History". Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Miami Country Day School | Diversity". Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  6. ^ a b "Miami Country Day School | Teams". Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  7. ^ Smith, Cam (Apr 4, 2015). "Miami Country Day routs Florida rival Dillard to capture DICK'S Nationals girls title". USA Today, High School Sports. USA Today. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Miami Country Day School | Accreditation". Retrieved 2016-06-12. 

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Coordinates: 25°52′27.34″N 80°11′2.17″W / 25.8742611°N 80.1839361°W / 25.8742611; -80.1839361