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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 early January, and by special request outside of these dates. If interested in scheduling a tour please submit an online inquiry form, and a staff member will be in touch. Should you have additional questions you can reach our Director of Admissions, Lynn Hall, at 703-356-9165 or by email at lhall@countryday.org .

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 specified weekends during the fall and winter and are for parents only. You may register for an Open House online by accessing our online inquiry form.


Applications for the 2020-21 school year are available on the CDS website. To apply, please create an applicant login account and submit a completed application along with a non-refundable application fee. Applications must be submitted online.


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 for the upcoming school year. Teacher recommendation forms can be found under Admissions Forms.

Admissions Notifications

A completed file is composed of

  1. An application and non-refundable fee.
  2. A teacher recommendation form for those children applying to the Threes, Fours or Kindergarten program who are currently enrolled in a program. For applicants to the Fours program who are NOT currently enrolled in a program, participation in a one-hour play date at Country Day in January.
  3. Record of a parent tour of the school or attendance at an Open House.
  4. release of previous school records, IEPs, and evaluation/therapy reports if applicable. Files must be completed before January 31 for an admissions notification to be posted at the beginning of March for the upcoming school year.

Applications, updates, and Admissions decisions are managed through the online portal. Please direct questions regarding your program and contract notification to our Admissions Team at admissionsteam@countryday.org.

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