Our Dining Services
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Welcome to the Charleston Day School community! We’re glad you’re a Scorpion. We’ve pulled together some information here to help you quickly get acquainted. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to call us! Catherine Skeen: 843.266.9799 or email.
Tuition includes all of the supplies your student will need, except for a backpack. Once students reach 4th grade, they have the privilege of using a locker, and many students enjoy bringing items to organize and decorate them.
Lands’ End is Charleston Day School’s exclusive uniform provider. Our school’s code: 900108226. Logos are only necessary on polo shirts. It is not necessary to apply the logo to shorts or pants.
DAILY DRESS – NON PE DAYS
DAILY DRESS – PE DAYS
*PE attire may only be worn on PE days
Athletic and outdoor shoes and dress sandals with back straps are allowed. Clogs and mules may be worn. For safety concerns, backless shoes will not be allowed on the playground or in the gym. Tennis shoes and socks must be worn on PE days. Bare feet will not be allowed at any time while students are on campus, including weekend activities. Students must be able to run safely. Flip-flops, Tevas, Birkenstock sandals, Chacos or Crocs are not allowed.
Hats are not allowed in the school buildings.
Hair must be neat, clean and well-groomed.
Outer wear of choice may be worn to and from school but not inside during the school day. Once at school or during the school day, students may only wear CDS logoed outwear from Lands’ End, Lands’ End approved sweaters, or approved CDS logoed outerwear from the Parents’ Council pop-up shops. Please see the CDS Lands’ End website (CDS code: 900108226) for acceptable outerwear options.
Since students have PE three days a week, we recommend you start with more PE uniforms than daily uniforms.
In addition to purchasing Lands’ End uniforms, you may also purchase used uniform items in the CDS entrance. All Lands End pieces are not required, just suggestions. The necessary items are the PE uniform and daily dress options.
One of our favorite long-standing traditions is Red and Blue teams. Upon admittance, each student is assigned to either the Red or Blue Team. If another family member has attended CDS, they will be assigned to the same team. Throughout the year students compete to earn points for their team through games in PE, by earning the honor roll, participating in activities during assembly, etc. The competition culminates in Field Day in the spring, where the entire school competes in teams all day long to earn points for their team. Students become so loyal to their respective team that alumni, upon returning to campus, will often let out a cheer to their team. Go Red! Go Blue! Go Scorpions!
Tuition includes healthy and age-appropriate snacks and lunch provided through the professional chefs from FLIK Dining Services. Students and teachers eat together at round tables, where everyone relishes the opportunity to enjoy each other in a less formal setting. Dining together is an extension of our curriculum, as teachers use this time to teach conversation skills and table manners. See the weekly menu and learn more about FLIK.
Our chefs have experience working with families with allergies and special dietary concerns. Please contact Chef Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your child’s diet.
Limited parking is available for visitors in the Charleston Day parking lot. Some on-street parking is available nearby, and the parking garage at 93 Queen Street is just around the corner.
Athletics are a long-standing tradition at Charleston Day School. While competitive sports begin starting in third grade, Charleston Day runs an intramural basketball program for students in first and second grades, known as Little Scorps that is widely popular. Last year 196 of our 250 students played basketball! Learn more about our athletic offerings.