Citizen, Scholar, Steward
Kentucky Country Day School was formed in 1972 by the merger of four schools: The Kentucky Home School for Girls, Louisville Country Day School, the Kentucky Military Institute, and Aquinas Preparatory School. The first coed class graduated from KCD in 1973. The school moved to its present 80-acre campus in 1978.

Extensive athletic renovations and the construction of the Frazier Upper School were completed in 2000. The construction of the Cook Indoor Training Facility was completed in 2006. The KCD Theater, home to the school’s performing arts programs and venue for nationally known artists and speakers, opened in 2010. Further athletic renovations have followed: a lighted turf field and press box (2013), a multipurpose Sport Court (2014), and a turf infield for Patrick’s Field (baseball) (2014).

Our Predecessors

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  • Kentucky Military Institute

    The Kentucky Military Institute (KMI) was founded in 1845, making it the third military school to be founded in America. KMI graduates volunteered in the Spanish-American War and served both in Cuba and the Philippines. During World War I, approximately 300 alumni and former cadets served in the United States and in Europe, six of whom gave their lives for their country. Over a thousand KMI alumni and former cadets served during World War II, and a plaque honoring the 60 who lost their lives was dedicated in 1946. The KMI honor code, which formed a core component of the school’s educational philosophy, was adopted by KCD in 1984.
  • The Kentucky Home School for Girls

    The Kentucky Home School for Girls (KHS) was founded by Miss Belle Peers in 1863 and quickly established a reputation as the premiere educational institution for young women in Louisville. After Miss Peers' retirement in 1904, the Kentucky Home School was purchased by Annie S. Anderson and Annie S. Waters. Many KHS traditions live on at KCD: KCD’s piano lab is dedicated to KHS music teacher Amelia Moody, and senior girls still wear white dresses and carry roses at graduation.
  • Louisville Country Day School

    Louisville Country Day School (LCD) was founded in 1948 by a group of Louisville business and civic leaders seeking to create an independent boys’ school that would provide students with a rigorous, college preparatory education. The school opened its doors to 90 students in grades 1-10 on September 12, 1951. The first senior class of five members graduated in 1954.
  • Aquinas Preparatory School

    Aquinas Preparatory School (APS) was founded in 1957 and consisted of both a boys’ school and a coed Montessori program. Its Browns Lane campus was KCD’s K–7 campus prior to our move to our current campus.
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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-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.