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We sincerely thank you for your interest in Carolina Day School. We welcome your inquiries and stand ready to assist you!

Please reach out, we would love to hear from you! You may contact any member of the team directly via phone or email. Feel free to complete an inquiry form on application online. We look forward to assisting you!

The health and safety of our community are of utmost importance, therefore we are offering personalized virtual tours during the school day and in-person tours beginning at four o'clock on weekdays. For in-person tours, social distancing paired with other best practices will be followed to protect yourself and others. To schedule your tour please call 828-407-4442 or email us at

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Experience Academics at Carolina Day

Select a division for a short video that shows CDS teaching and learning in action.

Lower School

“Their imaginations are just on fire.”

Kindergarten students study the continent of Antarctica and build a research station, sparking interest and better understanding of the larger world around them

Lower School

“When I see students starting to say 'Oh. I have purpose through my word, and power through my word, 'that's one of the most exciting things for me."

Grade 5 students learn, develop, and apply writing skills to help them communicate their ideas effectively. 

Wildcat Story Time Online

Little ones are invited to join Willy the Wildcat, our lovable school mascot, for story times with special guest readers.

Watch a wildcat story time

Middle School

CDS Middle School

Middle School

“The complexity of that prepares them for a world we are entering where disequilibrium could be the norm.”

Middle School students apply principles of heat transfer to design an efficient mug, then assess what they’ve learned to imagine solutions for larger problems.

Key School

I've Got The Key

Upper School

“A lot of physics is counter-intuitive, so it is important for students to not only be presented with the laws but also with how the laws are applied.”

Upper School students take an in-depth look at Newton's-Laws.

Meet the Admission Team

Cara Bledsoe

Admission Associate, Contact me for interest in grades Pre-K through 8!

Meredith Daniels

Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

Elaine Dephouse

Key School Director of Admission, Contact me for interest in Key School grades 2-8!

Aileen Mitchner

Admission and Financial Aid Associate, Contact me for interest in grades 9-12!