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​



CDS MS Soccer Team (5-8th)

Capital Day will be combining with Good Shepherd to field a middle school soccer team this Spring that is open to 5th-8th graders.  Jason Clarke, who has coached children for the last 8 years, will be the head coach and our own, Ashton Hall, will be one of two assistants. This will be a coed team that is open to kids of all abilities.  The cost is $50 and will be charged to Smart Tuition. Staring Feb 25th, practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30pm at Good Shepherd.  Games will also be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The week of Feb17-21st practices will be here at CDS on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-4pm.

Ukulele and Guitar Lessons

Mr. Fleming is teaching 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

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

Elementary School Academic District Governors Cup Competition

Congratulations to all of our CDS competitors!​


Phillip Kittrell- 1st


Zane Jaques- 1st

Phillip Kittrell- 5th

Social Studies

Ian Pinkerton- 2nd

River Gillis- 5th

Language Arts

Helen Clark- 4th

Arts and Humanities

Zane Jaques- 1st

Audrey Bannister- 3rd

Ella Brown- 4th

Future Problem Solving- 2nd

Cris Petrey

Kat Petrey

Audrey Bannister

Riley Parido

Quick Recall- 2nd

Overall- 2nd

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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