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Virtually Tour CDS

We sincerely thank you for your interest in Carolina Day School. Just as our teachers have pivoted into remote learning, our Admission Team is still able to provide a virtual experience for you. We welcome your inquiries and stand ready to assist you! To reach our office, you may email or call us at 828-407-4442 (voicemails are being forwarded to our emails). You may also contact any member of the team directly via email. We wish you and your family well and we look forward to assisting you!

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Learn About the Admission Process

Experience Academics at Carolina Day

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

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. 

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

Trip Cogburn

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Meredith Daniels

Middle School Admissions Associate

Elaine Dephouse

Director of Admissions - Key School

Carole Hilderbran, CFP®

Director of Tuition Assistance, Upper School Admissions Associate

Michelle Nailen

Assistant Director of Admissions, Lower School Admissions Associate