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.

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.

Camp Adventure

Plans for Camp Adventure 2021 are in the works; details will be available soon!

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

Average teacher salaries (A.R.S. §15-189.05)
Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2021 $ 43,454
Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2020 $ 41,251
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2020 $   2,203
Percentage increase 5.3%
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $ 36,694
Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018 18.4%

Tucson Country Day School is governed by a five-member school 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.