Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in Carolina Day School! We are looking forward to working with you and getting to know your family during the admission process.

Create your My CDS account to apply and begin your next steps. Once you have applied, a detailed checklist with action items will be provided.  From there, your My CDS account helps you stay informed during the admission process.

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How does the admission process work?

To see an overview of the admission process, please select the entry point that applies to your child—Lower School (PK3–5), Middle School (Grades 6–8), Upper School (Grades 9–12), or Key School (Grades 2–8). 

Application Fees  

  •  $75 application fee per applicant

Admission Deadlines

All components of the admission process must be completed by the deadlines below. We suggest that families apply as soon as possible since the availability of enrollment spaces, financial aid funding, and merit awards (for Upper School students) may be limited.