The Art of Science Campaign

Creating a new home for STEM education at Charlottesville Day School

The Importance of STEM

At Charlottesville Day School, we believe that the teaching of science and math is an art form. Our teachers nurture and encourage their students’ natural curiosity, testing beliefs and exploring paths of scientific inquiry wherever they may lead.

From advances in technology to vaccines to climate change, science permeates every aspect of our lives. We owe it to our students to make significant investments in teaching STEM subjects in ways that are inspiring and meaningful. With our recently acquired building, we are creating a dedicated space for science, engineering and math where children can learn to solve problems and develop the skills they will need in the future to create a better world.

A New Home for STEM at Charlottesville Day School

The purchase of a building adjacent to the CDS campus allows us to create a new facility dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math. A summary of the CDS campus history is here.

Spacious classrooms designed for hands-on learning and collaboration provide spaces where teachers and students can realize their full potential. Learn about the math classroom.

Getting outside has always been integral to the CDS experience. The expanded campus provides more outdoor project and learning space.

Campaign Goals

Our new building will help elevate our STEM program and create ripple effects that benefit the entire school and surrounding community. The Art of Science Campaign seeks to raise $1.2 million to offset project costs of more than $2.1 million. The campaign supports the following initiatives:

  • Structural upgrades and the creation of more than 1,700 square feet of classroom space dedicated to the teaching of science and math. Learn more about the new math classroom.
  • Outdoor teaching spaces that complement our new classrooms and strengthen connections with the outside world and the natural environment.
  • Expanded STEM facilities that will free up space to reconfigure and improve elementary classrooms.

“With scientific advances playing ever-growing roles in practically every aspect of our lives, ranging from the personal in terms of the food we eat to the global in terms of slowing climate change, engaging with science in order to make good decisions as adults is critical.”

Robert H. Tai, associate professor of education at the University of Virginia

How to Support the Campaign

Please help us expand our capacity for teaching math and science.

There are three ways to give. 

  1. Donate online using the form below. 
  2. Mail a check along with this form to Charlottesville Day School, 320 10th Street N.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 with note indicating Art of Science Campaign.
  3. You can donate stock. For information on how to do so, please click here.

Click here to learn about NAMING OPPORTUNITIES. To discuss making a leadership gift or anything else about this Campaign, please email Head of School Stacey Bruns at [email protected].

Thank you for your support!


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