Carrollwood Day School
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|Carrollwood Day School|
12606 Casey Road (Early Development Center) 1515 West Bearss Avenue (Main Campus)
|Motto||“Education with Character”|
|Principal||Trudi Buscemi (Lower School)|
|Principal||TBD (Middle School)|
|Principal||Sara Rubinstein (Upper School)|
|Head of school||TBD|
|Grades||Pre-K - 12|
|Number of students||1030 (2019)|
|Student to teacher ratio||ECC 7:1, Elementary 10:1, Middle 8:1, High 9:1|
|Language||English, Spanish, French|
|Color(s)||Red, Grey, White, and Black|
Between 2015 and 2017, CDS hosted the Tedx Carrollwood Event.
Instead of following the STEM model, CDS focuses on science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, and technology.
CDS focus is on re-educating their students' characters through a 3-step process, following the IB Learner Profile and the IB Attitudes. In the first step, students will learn and apply important life skills, which will build their self-esteem and lead to greater success in and out of school. In the second step, students experience a safe classroom environment where they are free to share personal experiences and perspectives. In the third and final step, students are educated to develop an understanding that other people with their differences can also be right.
CDS also facilitates proper peer interaction through a “learning community” using a school-wide “essential agreement”. It provides a highly conducive environment for optimum learning. The components of the CDS Essential Agreement are listening attentively, mutual respect, appreciation (no put-downs), and right to pass (used for non-academic discussions only).