Tucson Country Day School

Who We Are

Tucson Country Day School is an educational institution comprised of a K-8 public charter school, private preschool and prekindergarten program, and Camp Adventure, a summer camp for preschool through eighth grade students. TCDS has been serving students in the Tucson community for over 50 years on an outdoor campus located on eleven beautiful acres overlooking the Catalina mountain range. The aim of TCDS is to provide the opportunity for all students to achieve academic and social excellence by putting the school’s vision and mission statements into practice each day:

Our Vision

Innovations Pursued

Passions Realized

Champions Made

At Tucson Country Day School, we know that new and innovative ideas, systems, and services are changing the way society functions. Students of today will be responsible for creating and implementing solutions to the highly complex problems of tomorrow. Our learning environment reflects these realities as students are given the opportunity to make discoveries, create solutions, and apply their knowledge in meaningful ways.

Our Mission

Fostering ideas

Connecting learning

Personalizing the process

We believe an important goal is to promote the excitement of learning and the desire to come to school. Through positive reinforcement, each child will begin to see themselves as a successful learner and as a person of value in our society. We know that every child has a unique combination of talents, skills, and ideas. We provide a personalized environment for each student to realize and develop these skills and abilities.

Academic and Social Excellence

At Tucson Country Day School, we put equal emphasis on facilitating academic and social excellence in every Champion. This approach to developing the whole child prepares each student to lead a successful life, now and in the future. 

Tucson Country Day School is led by a team of administrators and staff with a passion for learning and leading by example.

Camp Adventure

Registration is now open to TCDS families, and will be available to the public, starting May 1st!

TCDS Legacy

Chances are you might know someone who has attended TCDS or Camp Adventure! After all, these programs have been a Tucson staple for over 50 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

TCDS welcomes scheduled tours and visits for prospective families. These are some of their most frequently asked questions…


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Governing Board and Budgets

Tucson Country Day School is governed by a five-member Governing Board that is responsible for maintaining academic, operational, and financial performance and transparency standards set by the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.

The Board is responsible for the policy decisions of our school, in partnership with the administration, staff, and parents of TCDS. The TCDS Governing Board meets once a month. Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, all public notices of TCDS Board meetings will be posted in the Governing Board section on this website (accessible via the link below) and are available in our administration office. TCDS Board members include TCDS Charter staff, TCDS parents, and community members.