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Admissions Process


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

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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: Virtual tour or event

Visiting Community Day School is the best way to discover the dynamic community and academic vitality that make CDS a special place. Given our health and safety restrictions in the fall of 2020, we invite you to explore our beautiful campus virtually and meet online with our faculty, students, administrators, and families. You will first talk with Director of Enrollment Management Sarah DeWitt, who will discuss our curriculum, explain a “day in the life of a CDS student," and answer your questions. Please contact Sarah at 412-521-1100, Ext. 2114 or sdewitt@comday.org to arrange a tour—or schedule your own virtual visit here. Or make plans to attend one of our upcoming virtual admission events, for families or just parents!

Step 3: Submit an application

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now being accepted. Click here to apply online.

Step 4: Readiness assessment or visit day

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In a typical year, applicants are invited to visit CDS to help our faculty get to know your child. Applicants to our Early Childhood program and kindergarten participate in a school visit 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. We are currently reimagining these experiences and will share information with our applicants. 

Step 5: Welcome to CDS!

CDS mails acceptance letters in February, and enrollment contracts and deposits are due in early March.

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.

Contact Us

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Sarah DeWitt, Director of Enrollment Management
Email • 412-521-1100, Ext. 2114