The CDS Result

“Montessori allowed me to explore things by doing them rather than by studying them. And that really helped me develop a good understanding for things and new ways to learn. I developed excellent learning skills thanks to CDS.”

CDS Alumna

Our start-to-finish premier preparation yields graduates who are highly sought after by area secondary schools. What makes a CDS student unique and coveted are the following characteristics:

  • strong fundamental and 21st century skills
  • self-advocacy
  • high level of executive function
  • well roundedness
  • the ability to pick up on and absorb ideas/concepts that are introduced

All of the feedback we receive from area secondary schools indicates that we are preparing CDS students well to go on to the schools of their choosing — and that they are not only quickly fitting into these schools but leading their new peers, too.

Our alumni report that they are significantly better prepared for the rigors of secondary school compared to their peers, and their academic and personal progress supports these self-assessments.

Chesterfield Day Schools' CTP-4 Scores vs. Independent School Norms
Three-Year Average (2014-2016)

Standardized test scores are another measure of success. Year after year, CDS students have outperformed their independent school peers and consistently rank among the highest in the nation on standardized tests. When you see these types of results, you realize it’s hard to beat a CDS education.

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