Who we are
At any school, it's the teachers, students, parents, alumni, and staff who make the difference. Our school family grows each year, welcoming new friends in the tradition of our school motto: de amicitia - the spirit of friendship. Some current parents were once students here themselves. Some teachers have children who have graduated and come back to canoe on the ponds or chaperone Outdoor Education trips. The sense of family and of a "school home" that children develop here on this remarkable campus -- is part of why Country Day graduates seem so grounded and confident. We are all here to raise children who go on to lives of meaning and purpose. On these pages, meet some of the people who make a difference in the lives of our students -- and of the wider world -- every day.
News of and from the People of Country Day
5 Questions for: Pete McBride '89
1. What is your best memory of ACDS?
2. What was an academic highlight?
One teacher, Tim Willoughby, had a Mad Bess creative writing competition; even though I never won, it is still close to my heart, because I'm a writer now.
3. What are you doing now?
Traveling all over for National Geographic, giving my presentation on a speaking tour. It's intense. You have to present without notes, just using the images as prompts.
- Click here to listen to National Geographic Live: Chasing Rivers, Part I, The Colorado
- Click here for another acclaimed film McBride showed the ACDS students: Delta Dawn
- Click here to see more of McBride's work
4. What do you think of the campus today?
Well, I'm standing in a room that's cantilevered out over the pond, playing the marimbas. I'm blown away. And I see the luge run for sledding is still there on the hillside.
5. Blue team or Green team?
Blue. We didn't always do so well, but we made up for it with energy.