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For more information or to schedule a personal visit, call us at 828-407-4442.

Lower School Inside the Classroom

Thursday, April 12, from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. in Love Hall 

We invite parents to drop-in and join our Pre-K through grade 5 faculty and students in action from 8:30 to 10:00. You will be able to choose the classes you attend. Current parents and faculty will also be on hand to answer questions. 

This event is for parents interested in applying to CDS and current parents interested in learning more about the next grade. Learn more and sign up.




Our Team

Grades Pre-K/5   
Michelle Nailen 

Key School Grades 2-8
Jennifer Middlemas 


Grades 6-8
Debbie Ashe 


Grades 9-12
Trip Cogburn

Financial Assistance          
Carole Hilderbran  
Reservations: 828-407-4442


  • Application fee is waived for applications received by October 31.

  • Completed applications received by November 15 receive a Winter Decision.

  • Completed applications received by February 1 receive a Spring Decision. 

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