The mission of CDS is to provide a personalized education of unparalleled excellence for students of diverse backgrounds.
Through meaningful work, CDS students develop fundamental skills, think creatively and critically, identify and solve complex problems of the world, express themselves to the community, and grow in character.
Excellence: Endeavor to be the best we can be in our work and in our character
Innovation: Actively pursue and integrate theories and solutions that are both rooted in knowledge and skill and inspired by foresight
Community: Foster a student-centered approach by encouraging a friendly, accepting, comfortable, and joy-filled environment
Diversity: Respect and honor the uniqueness of all peoples — a commitment that enriches us at every level of our shared experience