Schedule a Visit
Get to know Country Day by touring our campus
Come see for yourself how Country Day students shine as they think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately, each and every day.
What to Expect on Student Visit Days
As part of the admission process, we ask student candidates to accomplish an “official” admissions visit.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten applicants complete their visit through a playdate. This 60 minute get-together is a chance for little ones to participate in grade-appropriate classroom activities on their own with age-peers. A child-friendly assessment by a Country Day faculty member is part of the playdate. While children visit, parents are invited to an adjacent reception.
1st and 2nd Grades
1st and 2nd grade applicants are invited to visit with age-peers from 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. during a regular school day. Visits include a brief educational assessment.
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
Applicants in 3rd through 5th grades are invited to visit with age-peers from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. during a regular school day. Visits include a brief educational assessment.
6th through 12th Grades
Applicants in 6th through 12th grades are invited to visit from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. during a regular school day. Visits include accomplishment of a student writing sample and interview.
Drop-off and Pick-up: Please arrive for drop-off and pick-up in the Admission Office (center building, doors labeled). In order to maintain the flow and integrity of classroom activities we ask that parents say goodbye to visiting students in Admissions and allow us to escort them to class.
Lunches: Country Day offers a delicious catered lunch program to enrolled students, and we’re often able to treat candidates to lunch on the day they visit. Applicants are also welcome to bring their own lunches, and we’ll clarify this detail during visit arrangements.
What Do Students Think About Country Day After Visiting
- “I really like it here! My current school is all indoors, and at Country Day everyone has a chance to hang out together in the quad.”
- “I like the smaller classes here.”
- “Country Day students are welcoming. Here there’s a longer lunch break, and kids seem to have more freedom.”
- My visit’s going great! I learned a few new words in Spanish, and the teachers focused on each of us individually.”
- “I really liked history class here, especially the connections between the past and modern events. My current school doesn’t do that.”
- “This seems like a great learning environment with a wide variety of academic and elective classes.”