Tucson Country Day School

About Us: Our History

Founded in 1968

Tucson Country Day School (TCDS) began as a private school in 1968 serving more than 300 pre-school through sixth grade students. The school was renowned for its academic programs, and for Camp Adventure, a program that continues to provide social and skill development opportunities for more than 400 students each summer.

Established as a Charter School

In order to reach a more diverse student body, Tucson Country Day School (TCDS) became a charter school in 2000. This enabled TCDS to offer excelling education to all students, operating under the rules of the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.

During the past ten years, Tucson Country Day School has grown in enrollment and facilities, and is now serving students from pre-school through eighth grade with a total capacity of 848. Mr. Richard Cooper, founder and owner of TCDS, has committed his life to ensuring quality education for every student at our school.

Continuing Our Focus on the Smallest Learners

Establishing a Kindergarten through eighth grade charter school didn't mean abandoning our youngest students. Since 1968, we have been providing exceptional and exciting programs in our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program that have resulted in our three and four year old children accelerating in the mastery of both academic and social skills. The dedication, experience and professionalism of the staff continue to provide parents the assurance that their children are given the guidance and opportunity to become successful, mature and creative learners. Our students can begin their lifelong learning journey at three years old and continue on the same, familiar campus through eighth grade.
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