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Parent-Only School Tour

Individual tours of the school for parents-only are scheduled, by appointment, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October through December. Please call the Admissions Office at 703-356-9149 or email the Director of Admissions, Lorrie Hallahan, lhallahan@countryday.org, to schedule this tour, or submit an online inquiry.

Open House

In addition to or in lieu of a parent-only tour, parents may attend an Admissions Open House. The Open Houses occur on the weekends and are for parents only. You may register for an Open House online.


Applications for the 2018-19 school year are made available on the CDS website in October 2017. To apply, please submit a completed application along with a non-refundable $80 application fee. Applications must be submitted online. The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Please contact Lorrie Hallahan to inquire about remaining availability for the 2018-19 school year before applying as many of our classes are fully enrolled.


The school asks for teacher recommendation forms for all children who are applying to the Threes, Fours and Kindergarten program who currently attend a school or child care program. These forms are to be sent directly from the teacher or director to Country Day School and are due January 31, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. Teacher recommendation forms can be found under Admissions Forms.

Admissions Notifications

A completed file is composed of 1) an application and fee, 2) a teacher recommendation form for those children applying to the Threes, Fours or Kindergarten program who are currently enrolled in a program, 3) record of a parent tour of the school or attendance at an Open House, and 4) release of previous school records, IEPs, and evaluation/therapy reports if applicable. Files must be completed before January 31, 2018 for an admissions notification to be emailed the beginning of March for the 2018-19 school year. Please direct questions regarding your program and contract notification to our Admissions Team at admissionsteam@countryday.org.

Upcoming Admissions Events