Charleston Day School (CDS) is a coeducational K-8 day school located in the heart of downtown Charleston, a city rich in history and steeped in beauty. The School and the city have been closely intertwined throughout the 85 years of the School’s existence, and Charleston is an integral part of Charleston Day School’s identity. From its beginnings as a small neighborhood school to its current manifestation as a vibrant 260-student urban institution that serves families throughout the city, CDS has steadfastly maintained a reputation for both rigorous academics and emphasis on character development. The mission of CDS is “to foster scholarship, integrity, respect, and responsibility” in its students. CDS is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).