Admissions Timeline

SEPTEMBER 2024
Parent Only: Private In-Person or Virtual tours of school, by Appointment beginning 9/15/23

OCTOBER 2024
Parent Only: Private In-Person or Virtual tours of school, by Appointment

Kindergarten Informational Meeting (TBD) 

NOVEMBER 2024
Parent Only: Private In-Person or Virtual tours of school, by Appointment
November 30
Deadline for Priority Enrollment Applications
(Siblings & Alumni Families)

DECEMBER 2024
Parent Only: Private In-Person or Virtual tours of school, by Appointment

JANUARY 2025
Parent Only: Private In-Person or Virtual tours of school, by Appointment through 1/15/24

January 15
Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

January 31
Deadline for Completed Applicant Files (Families New to CDS) inclusive of:

  • Application

  • Teacher recommendation (threes and older)

  • Record of a parent tour of the school

  • Release of previous school records, IEPs, and evaluation/therapy reports if applicable

FEBRUARY 2025 
February 2
Priority Enrollment Notifications Posted (Returning, Siblings & Alumni Families)

February 9
Deadline for Return of Priority Enrollment Contracts

MARCH 2025
March 1
Enrollment Notifications Posted for Families New to CDS

March 8
Deadline for Return of Enrollment Contracts for Applicant Families New to CDS

APRIL 2025
THURSDAY, APRIL 24th 
NEW Parent Reception for New Families followed by a Parenting Workshop with Dr. Rene Hackney “Learning Through Play”