History of TCDS

Tucson Country Day School was founded in 1968 by Mr. Richard Cooper. At the time, the land was utilized as a deer farm.

Tucson Country Day School started operating as Camp Adventure starting in 1969, drawing children from the entire Tucson area during the summer months. Children participated in archery, athletics, practiced cattle roping, and a variety of other outdoor activities.

After three decades of operating as a private school, Mr. Cooper decided it was time to change course. He pursued his vision to provide everybody in the Tucson area the opportunity to obtain a quality education without the expense of a private school. Mr. Cooper established a Charter with the state of Arizona, which operates as Tucson Country Day School to this day. We are proud to have reached our 50th year in operation and look forward to continue growing with the Tucson community.