Thank you for your interest in our program. Helping your child become a Capital Day School student is a multi-step process detailed below. 


The admissions process consists of the following steps:


 1.  Parent visit

We welcome the opportunity to meet and for you to ask questions that you may have.  We have monthly open houses and conduct many individual meetings. Please call 502.227.7121 to schedule an appointment or e-mail Beth McDonald, Head of School at beth.mcdonald@capitaldayschool.net or , Admissions Administrator at office@capitaldayschool.net.


  2 . Completed Application

Returning the completed application along with the $65.00 one time, nonrefundable payment.  The application and fee must be received prior to the student visit and interview. For Lower and Middle School students, we ask you to include two teacher references and an academic transcript from the current school year.


  3 . Student Visit

         A . Preschool Orientation: Preschool teachers make observations of the students in small groups while parents attend an orientation.  After the student separates from parents, the teachers hope the children will communicate with them, cooperate during cleanup time, and follow simple directions and listen to a story as part of a group.

          B . Lower and Middle School testing and interview: Older students complete a readiness or academic screening report, as well as an informal conversation/interview with a teacher. A half or full-day classroom visit is recommended, but not required.


  4 . Admissions Decisions

When the above steps have been completed and we have determined that your child is a good fit for Capital Day, a contract packet is offered. It includes a copy of the student handbook, a “Get to Know my Child” form, and a contract. Enrollment is official when the “Get to Know my Child” form and the offered contract is signed and returned with the enrollment deposit. In the event that a contract is not offered, clear communication about the basis for this will be offered.


  5 . Tuition Assistance

Some families qualify for financial aid. Aid awards for preschool are very limited; aid awards for K-8 rarely exceed 50% of the tuition. Families who require financial aid can defer turning in their contract until getting their aid amount.