Milwaukee Country Day School

Coordinates: 43°07′59.9″N 87°54′25.0″W / 43.133306°N 87.906944°W / 43.133306; -87.906944
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Milwaukee Country Day School (MCD) was a country day school in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States. It operated under the headmastership of A. Gledden Santer. The school was begun in 1911 and operated as a boys-only school until 1958, when girls were admitted.[1][2] According to alumnus Henry Reuss, "Country Day, with its Church of England prayers, its 'body sports' and its Latin studies, marked the general de-Germanization of Milwaukee culture which occurred in the 1920s."[3]

In 1964, the school merged with two other local day schools (Milwaukee University School and Milwaukee-Downer Seminary) to become the University School of Milwaukee. MCD's facilities became the South Campus of the new school, which operated until it closed in 1985.[4] The campus is now the home of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School[5] and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

The school appears in the novel Shadowland by alumnus Peter Straub.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Stark, William F. "Be A Great Boy": The Story of Milwaukee Country Day School 1917-1963. Milwaukee Country Day School Alumni Association. January 1, 1963 (57 pages).


  1. ^ Final Report, February, 1988, Lower East Side Neighborhood, Historic Resources Survey, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 1988, pp. 26-28
  2. ^ Sargent, Porter. A Handbook of American Private Schools: An Annual Survey (Seventh Edition) Cambridge, Mass.: Sargent's Handbooks/Porter Sargent, 1922, p. 134.
  3. ^ Reuss, Henry. When Government Was Good: Memories of a Life in Politics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999, p. 7.
  4. ^ History of University School of Milwaukee
  5. ^ Official website
  6. ^ Bleiler, Richard. "Peter Straub" in Supernatural Fiction Writers: Guy Gavriel Kay to Roger Zelazny Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003.

43°07′59.9″N 87°54′25.0″W / 43.133306°N 87.906944°W / 43.133306; -87.906944

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See also Country Day School movement