How to Apply


How to Apply
This is the Start of Something Great!

Are you a parent searching for a Pre-Kindergarten for your budding artist or a Middle School for your science lover? Or are you a student in Middle or High School searching for a school where you can be a leader and pursue what you love (whether that be arts, athletics, academics – or all three)?

Applying to Country Day is the first step in an exciting new journey. Thank you for embarking on it with us.

This year, the priority deadline for admission is Dec. 20. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis, as space permits.

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Application Process

Please complete these steps:

Step 1: Inquire

Completing an online inquiry form allows the admission office to get in touch with your family about admissions events, share information about the application process, answer your questions, and keep you up-to-date about what’s happening at Country Day. Let’s get the conversation started, complete our online inquiry form today. 

Step 2: Apply online 

The 2019 priority deadline for admission to all grade levels is Dec. 20. Those who apply on or before this date will not be charged a $125 application fee. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows and must submit a $125 application fee. Get started with the online application. 

If you don’t already have a CavNET account, you will need to sign up for one before applying.

Once you complete our online application, you’ll receive your “application checklist” which outlines the supporting materials required, dependent upon your child’s grade. These materials may include items like grades/transcripts, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, etc. 

Step 3: Attend an Admissions Event

Join us for one of our Admission Events. Throughout the year, we host a variety of events and meetings intended for prospective families and students. We also attend several local community events. Wherever you are, we want to get to know you.

Step 4: Schedule a visit to campus 

Parents applying to Country Day are required to complete a tour and parent interview. Every student also is required to complete a student visit. 

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

We host Pre-K and Kindergarten Playdates to give our Lower School team an opportunity to get to know your child in a fun, group atmosphere. Pre-K and Kindergarten families with applications completed by the priority admissions deadline will be contacted about playdates in January. 

Grades 1-2

Your child will be invited to spend half of a school day (from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) shadowing a current student in their current grade level. During the visit prospective students learn, play and explore right alongside our current students. Grade 1 and 2 applicants will be introduced to our Head of Lower School or our Learning Specialist and may have a brief meeting with them or be observed while they play. 

Grades 3-5 

Your child will be invited to spend a full school day (from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) shadowing a current student in their current grade level. They will be included in all the day’s activities and projects. 

Grades 6-12 

Applicants in Grades 6-12 are also invited to spend a full school day (from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) shadowing a current student in their prospective grade level. Middle and High School students will move through campus alongside their student ambassador. Grade 6-12 applicants will also complete a writing sample during their visit and have an informal conversation with a member of the admissions team, which serves as their “student interview.” 

 Contact admissions directly to schedule your visits. 

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Schedule a Visit
Get to know Country Day by touring our campus

HS Classroom setting

Come see for yourself how Country Day students shine as they think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately, each and every day.

To schedule a personal tour of campus, please complete this inquiry form or email admissions directly. We also welcome you join us for any of our upcoming admission events.

Get to Know the Admissions Team