Step 1:Please review our admissions process and learn the step-by-step process involved in becoming a part of our esteemed private school. We can’t wait to hear from you and your growing scholar!
Learn more about CDS by reviewing the website and contacting the Admissions Office for more information at 314-469-6622 or email@example.com.
Contact CDS to schedule a tour with the Director of Admissions. The tour will let you experience CDS in person and give you a better understanding of our program and curriculum. Schedule a tour by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete an online application and provide CDS with any other supplementary information regarding your student's education history. CDS requires records from previous schools and a teacher recommendation to complete the student application.
Upon submission of your application and receipt of all supplementary materials, CDS will contact you to set up a visit day for your student. The student visit allows CDS to get to know your student better and learn more about his/her skills and interests.
The length of the classroom visit depends on the age of the applicant:
- Toddler applicants: 30 minute visit (with parents)
- Preschool applicants: 1/2 day visit
- Kindergarten-Sixth Grade applicants: Full-day visit
Once CDS has received a completed application including any supplementary materials needed and the potential student has finished his/her visit, the CDS Admissions Committee will meet to make a final decision on acceptance. Families will receive notice of acceptance through phone and written documentation. In the event that a student applies and is accepted to a class that is already at capacity, the student will be placed on a waiting list and notified when space becomes available.
Once a student is accepted, the family will then receive an Enrollment Agreement and additional forms to complete. In order for a student to attend classes, the school must have received a signed Enrollment Agreement, tuition payment (amount based on payment schedule), and all enrollment forms must be complete. A student is not considered officially enrolled until a signed Enrollment Agreement is received by CDS, which must be counter-signed by the Head of School. Once this has been done, the Agreement will be returned to the family.
If your family is interested in applying for need-based financial aid the process begins once a completed application has been submitted to CDS. For more information about need-based financial aid visit the financial aid page.