Application Process


Step 1: Inquire

Completing an online inquiry form allows us to share information about admission events and answer your questions about the application process. 

Submit an inquiry to create your personal CavNET account and let’s get the conversation started!

Step 2: Apply online 

The 2023-24 priority admission deadline for all grade levels is February 15, 2023. Application fees are waived prior to this date. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis and the standard $150 application fee will be applied. Complete your online application

Step 3: Upload Application Documents & Request Teacher Recommendations

Once you have completed our online application you’ll have access to your child’s application checklist through your CavNET account. The checklist outlines documents required for applications, are dependent on grade level, and include grade reports, standardized test scores and teacher recommendations. Please upload grade reports and standardized test scores directly to your child’s checklist. Teacher recommendations must be requested directly from the checklist.

Step 4: Complete a Student Visit Day

Candidates complete a student visit and assessment as part of the application process. This is an opportunity for us to get to know your child and for them to experience what makes Country Day special. Lower School candidates accomplish a playdate experience or classroom visit, while Middle and High School candidates attend classes, meet current students and get acquainted with faculty. 

Step 5: Schedule a Parent Interview

We look forward to scheduling a parent interview, and this may be accomplished during an initial parent tour. Interviews typically take 30 minutes and can be completed either in-person or virtually.

Contact admissions directly to schedule your interview. 

Step 6: Candidate Decision

Completed applications will be reviewed by the admission committee. Once an admission decision is reached you will be notified by our office.

Candidates completing applications by the February 15, 2023 priority application deadline will be notified by March 7, 2023.