Citizen, Scholar, Steward
The curriculum at Kentucky Country Day School goes far beyond the basics, emphasizing the education of the whole child with academic, social, and emotional development. In the Lower School, we focus on 21st-century skills in a curriculum that is challenging, developmentally appropriate, and balanced with time for play.

Small classes (an average of 16) mean that our teachers get to know each child and are able to focus on differentiation. Students learn that KCD is a safe place to challenge themselves, express their creativity, and explore new ideas.

Distinctive Programs

Our curriculum goes well beyond the basics to offer what we believe is the most dynamic and well-rounded academic program in the region. In addition to outstanding classroom instruction, our program includes a group of specialist teachers who extend our curriculum in many exciting ways.

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  • Fine Arts

    Students in all grade levels enjoy regular music and visual arts classes. Fine arts lessons often intersect with the classroom curriculum, allowing students to make connections between disciplines.
  • Spanish

    Students in all grades meet regularly with a lower school Spanish teacher, who works with the classroom teacher to plan multidisciplinary projects that support the classroom curriculum.
  • Computer Science and Technology

    The lower school iPad program allows students to use technology to extend their learning in a meaningful way. In addition, a full-time lower school technology coordinator oversees computer instruction for all grades in the lower school computer lab.
  • Inquiry-based Science

    Our science program features an inquiry-based curriculum based on Next Generation Science Standards. Students learn science content by conducting experiments, making observations, and recording their findings. Our curriculum is taught by two science specialists in a pair of dedicated science labs.
  • Physical Education

    Our PE curriculum celebrates the joy of play while cultivating an appreciation for physical fitness and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Learning and Reading Specialists

    Our outstanding teachers are supported by a group of learning experts who provide both remediation and enrichment. Our Learning Specialist provides resources, interventions, and strategies to ensure students’ learning needs are being met. The Reading Specialist works with students one-on-one or in small groups to improve their reading skills and provides reading resources to classroom teachers. The Learning Services Coordinator oversees testing accommodations, tutoring, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and enrichment.
  • Library and Information Literacy

    The lower school library program helps build the reading comprehension and literacy skills that turn students into lifetime readers. Our lower school librarian works with students in every grade to promote reading and teach information literacy.

Faculty & Staff


The intuitive, touchscreen capabilities of the iPad make it the perfect device for young students. The lower school iPad program allows our classroom teachers to introduce technology in a developmentally appropriate way. The devices facilitate differentiation and provide students with a powerful creative tool.

Students in grades JK–4 also participate in regular computer classes taught by a full-time lower school technology coordinator. Students begin learning the basics of coding in junior kindergarten and take on more sophisticated projects as their programming skills improve. The programming curriculum culminates in fourth grade, where students program their own LEGO robots.
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.