Thank you for your interest in applying to Community Day School; our Admission Office is here to work with you every step of the way. Please follow the process below to help us get to know you and your family.
Step 1: Inquire
If you are interested in learning if CDS is the right fit for your child, please complete our online Inquiry Form and our Director of Enrollment Management will contact you within 24 hours.
Step 2: Exploratory Phone Call or Zoom Meeting
Step 3: Tour the CDS Campus
Visiting Community Day School is the best way to discover the dynamic community and academic vitality that make CDS a special place. After your exploratory meeting with Sarah DeWitt, we invite you to explore our beautiful campus and meet with our faculty, students, administrators, and families (all visitors on our campus over age 12 must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and comply with other health and safety protocols that will be shared with you). If an in-person visit is not possible, please ask about virtual tour options.
Step 4: Submit an Application
Step 5: Visit Day
Applicants are invited to visit CDS to help our faculty get to know your child. Applicants to our Kindergarten participate in a school visit in January in our classrooms, which enables our teachers to observe how each child interacts in a group setting and provides insights about a young child's readiness to attend Community Day School. Applicants in Grades 1-7 spend a full day at the school with their grade level participating in regularly scheduled activities. The decision about whether these visits will happen in-person or virtually will be shared with families later this year.
Step 6: Welcome to CDS!
CDS sends acceptance notifications in February, and enrollment contracts and deposits are due in early March. This year we welcomed a record 74 new students to our CDS family and look forward to continued growth for the 2022-2023 school year!
If you'd like to learn more about our admission process, please e-mail Director of Enrollment Management Sarah DeWitt or call 412-521-1100, Ext. 2114.