Skip Averell '64 recalls the impact Jane Woodall had on his life and education.


Capital Day School is dedicated to empowering students in early childhood classes through the eighth grade for success through an enriched curriculum that inspires academic excellence and individual growth. 


The school promotes in students a strong sense of independence and responsibility for themselves and for others.  Capital Day School welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and inspires intellectual curiosity in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment.

Long time Capital Day community member Harry Lee Waterfield II passed away on September 24th. As a father of 4 CDS students and the husband of two time CDS Board Chair Lee Waterfield, he was involved with the school for 40 years.  He coached all four of his children and many CDS Basketball players over 14 seasons. His players remember him as patient, enthusiastic, and dedicated. And yes, he unabashedly shed some tears when his Capital Day Cavaliers finally beat their cross-town rivals, Good Shepherd School.

Harry Lee was a pillar of the Frankfort business community, particularly as the leader of Investor’s Heritage Life Insurance Company. He successfully guided Investor’s Heritage through multiple periods of innovation, culminating with the recent merger with Aquarian Holdings, which will result in some 100 new jobs in Frankfort in the next few years.

Harry Lee was a big supporter of CDS, both financially and philosophically. He was a believer in the importance of a solid educational foundation and a believer that higher education should be accessible to all who work for it. He served on the boards of Kentucky State University, Murray State University, and he served as a member of the board for Lees College Foundation.



Capital Day School

120 Deepwood Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601

Tel:  502.227.7121
Fax: 502.227.7558​



Ukulele and Guitar Lessons

Starting Feb. 6th, Mr. Fleming will begin ukulele and guitar lessons on Thursdays after school.  Ukulele​ (for younger children) will be from 3-3:45pm and guitar will be from 3:45-4:30pm. CDS will provide childcare before the guitar class for the older students. The cost is $10 per class and paid through Smart Tuition. Students will be expected to have their own instrument and keep up with all materials. Please contact john.fleming@capitaldayschool.net with any questions or call 502-229-2420.

Middle School Academic District Competition

CDS will be hosted this year's Middle School District Competition on January 14th and 18th. 

The students did a great job competing!

Nathan Mehaffy- 1st in Math

Nathan Mehaffy- 1st in Science

Cyrus Jaques- 3rd in Social Studies

Ethne Fleming- 1st in Language Arts

Solly Corkran- 2nd in Language Arts

Cyrus Jaques- 2nd in Arts in Humanities

Ethne Fleming- 5th in Arts and Humanities

Bayla West- 3rd in Future Problem Solvers

Maggie McDonald- 3rd Future Problem Solvers

Lucas Gaertner- 3rd in Future Problem Solvers

Athan Barnard- 3rd in Future Problem Solvers

Quick Recall Team placed 2nd

Way to go CDS Academic Team! They have advanced to Regionals!

New 2019/2020 Parent Council Officers

President - Jenny Schenkenfelder

Vice President - Katie Carney

Secretary - Valerie Edgeworth

Treasurer - Jenny Bannister

Officer seat exchange starts with the August Parent Council meeting.

 2019/2020 Board of Trustees

Sheila Mason- Chair

Christina Mazaheri- Co-vice chair

Michael Smithson- Treasurer

Jenny Schenkenfelder-Secretary

Philip Perry '66

Rebecca Turner '68

Rob Hardy

Lisa Broaddus

Angela Saxena

Lee Waterfield- ex oficio

Tim Corkran- Head of School

Julie Clouse-Business Manager

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Head of School Tim Corkran is interviewed by Crit Luallen, CDS Class of 1966.

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 Capital Day’s team of 5 8th graders won Best in Nation in the Verizon App Challenge for their App “Waste Free America”

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