How to Apply


How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Country Day!

Sacramento Country Day is a coeducational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade day school seeking to admit qualified students of all faiths, races, creeds, colors and national origins. We invite applications from students working at or above grade level, students who, in previous institutions, have demonstrated their ability to perform well academically, show a record of good citizenship, and exhibit appropriate social/emotional behavior as well as a commitment to learning.

In order to assist parents to become familiar with our programs, we encourage you to make an appointment with the admission office to tour our campus. We are happy to show you our facilities, including a peek into a variety of classes in session, during the morning of a normal school day. Most applicants find this tour the first step in applying to the school. Once a parent has decided to formally apply, the admission office will arrange for the child to have his or her own visit. The length of the visit will depend on the child’s age; pre-kindergarteners visit for one hour while high school applicants spend a school day with us shadowing the schedule of a designated host.

The admission office at SCDS operates on rolling admission, meaning that we accept applications throughout the year, make decisions on complete applicant files, and admit qualified students as space permits. When a particular grade is filled, we are unable to accept further students to that program; however, we are willing to complete applications in progress and accept new applications in the event that space becomes available. Applicants who are in the process of completing their files, or candidates who are qualified but unable to join us because of space considerations, will, if requested, be “rolled forward” as a candidate for the next year’s grade. At that time we will request updated transcripts and recommendations in order to keep the file current and complete.

An applicant file consists of:

  • a completed, signed application
  • two recommendations sent directly to the SCDS admission office from core academic teachers
  • copies of the applicant’s year-end report cards for two prior years
  • a copy of recent standardized test scores
  • faculty feedback from the applicant’s visit.
  • completion of an age and grade appropriate entrance screen

Please submit materials to:
SCDS Admission Office
2636 Latham Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864

Hadley Keefe, Director of Admission,
Dana Vargo, Associate Director of Admission,