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.
21. Applications received after this date will be
considered on a rolling basis, as space permits.
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 2018 priority deadline for admission to all grade levels is
Dec. 21. 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
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.
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.
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
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