About

Mission & Philosophy

The mission of Evergreen Country Day School is to inspire the young minds of our future.

Experiential Learning. Expeditionary Learning. Hands-On Learning. Active Learning. Student-Centered Learning. Project-Based Learning.
We love it all, we embrace it all, and we believe in it all. We call it THRIVE.

Transformation
We believe our purpose is not merely to fill a child’s head with facts. Rather, our purpose is decidedly more idealistic: to transform children with the deep knowledge, the real-world skills, and the authentic self-awareness they need to live lives of peace and purpose.

HEADS, HANDS, HEARTS
We believe that every lesson should challenge our students’ big brains, utilize their active hands, and capture their huge hearts.  Which is to say, we engage our students cognitively, physically, and emotionally—whether in a classroom or on top of a 14er.

RELATIONSHIPS
We believe in the exponential power of relationships and cherish the idea of community. In our small-by-design classes and within our warm campus culture, we emphasize interpersonal collaboration, foster vertical student friendships, and embrace parent-teacher-child dynamics.

INSPIRATION
We believe the best schools light a fire within each child, not under them. We continually seek new ways to excite students not just about their studies, but also about the limitless power of knowledge, the beauty of discovery, and the wonder of the world around them.

VIGOR
We believe that transformative education requires vigor, not just rigor. Far from rote memorization and the antithesis of standardized tests, our high-caliber academics flourish within a dynamic learning environment that cultivates critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
We believe in the importance of emotional intelligence. Within a culture of kindness, we help students develop self-awareness and a deeper understanding of interpersonal dynamics. We believe that EQ + IQ = a person who learns well, loves well, leads well, laughs well, and ultimately, lives well.