KCD is proud to announce the grand opening of the Jason Bell Community Center. Named in memory of Jason Bell—a beloved KCD teacher, coach, mentor, colleague, and friend who passed away unexpectedly in April 2020—this beautiful space serves as an inclusive gathering place for KCD students, faculty, and families.
On Monday, November 6, 2023, KCD administrators were joined by Mr. Bell’s family and friends for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication as we unveiled the newly renovated space.
As visitors approach the Jason Bell Community Center, they are welcomed by stunning murals, carefully crafted by local artist Jaylin Stewart, which beautifully honor Mr. Bell’s spirit and legacy. Earlier this year Stewart met with Upper School art students to storyboard and share ideas for this special piece. We are thankful for this collaboration which helped inspire the final product that now adorns the walls outside of the Jason Bell Community Center.
We are deeply grateful to the Bearcat community members whose enthusiastic support and generous contributions during our 2023 KCDate Fund A Need campaign made this space a reality.
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.