Admission

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At Carolina Day, we encourage, empower, and educate.

A Carolina Day School education prepares students for an ambitious, purpose-driven life, well past their time here on campus—for a future world with jobs, careers, and challenges that are being developed even as they learn. We know that how students learn is as important as what students learn.

We look forward to sharing all that is special about the Carolina Day community with you. Please reach out to any member of the team directly. Feel free to complete an inquiry form or application online. We look forward to assisting you!

To schedule your tour please contact the appropriate team member.

Inquire NowLearn About the Admission Process

Meredith Daniels

Meredith Daniels

Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
mdaniels@carolinaday.org
School: (828) 210-9157

Cara Bledsoe

Cara Bledsoe

Admission Associate, Contact me for interest in grades Pre-K through 8!
cbledsoe@carolinaday.org
​​​​​​​School: (828) 274-1758 ext. 141

Elaine Dephouse

Elaine Dephouse

Admission Associate, Contact me for interest in Key School grades 2 through 8!
edephouse@carolinaday.org
School: (828) 274-1758 ext. 335

Aileen Mitchner

Aileen Mitchner

Admission and Financial Aid Associate, contact me for interest in grades 9 through 12!
amitchner@carolinaday.org
​​​​​​​School: (828) 274-0759 ext. 318

Upcoming Admission Dates & Deadlines

Upper School Open House
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Lower School Open House
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Lower School - Oreck Library - Oreck
Middles School Open House
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Key School Open House
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Admissions Pre-K & K Play Visits
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Lower School - Oreck Library - Oreck
US the next great adventure! (for 8th graders)
all day
Financial Aid Application Deadline for Returning Students
all day
January Decision Deadline for PK-11
all day
Middle School Adventure Day
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January Decisions Delivered
all day
Lower & Middle School Open House
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Upper School Open House
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Key School Open House
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SNOW DATE: Lower & Middle School Open House
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SNOW DATE: Upper School Open House
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SNOW DATE: Key School Open House
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Admissions PreK & K Play Visits
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Lower School - Oreck Library - Oreck
Returning Students Financial Aid Contracts Posted
all day
SNOW DATE: Admissions PreK & K Play Visits
all day
Lower School - Oreck Library - Oreck
March Decision Deadline (PK-11 and Key School)
all day
March Decision Day
all day
Welcome Wildcats Party
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Campus Map

First page of the PDF file: CDScampusmapAug2021

Finding Admission

The Admission office for Lower and Middle School is in our Lower School. The Admission office for Upper School is in our Upper School Building. Please look for reserved parking for admission visitors in the parking lots in front of the Lower School Love Hall Building and Upper School Building.

Key School's admission office is a short walk across campus; our team will guide you.

Directions to Carolina Day school 

Experience Academics at Carolina Day

Unable to visit our campus right now? Watch our videos to see CDS teaching and learning in action.

Visit our Academic pages to watch videos about teaching and learning in our Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, and Key School.

On our website, you can learn more about Carolina Day through our videos, but an in-person visit is the best way to get to know us, so don't hesitate to call us for a tour. 

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