Frequently Asked Questions
Below are important dates to consider as you go through the admissions process:
January 15: Application Deadline (for first round applications JK-12)
January 15: Application Materials Due (JK & K)
February 3: Admissions ISEE Testing Day (grades 5–12)
February 23: Admissions Decisions Notifications (JK & K)
March 1: Application Materials Due (grades 1-12)
March 2: Admissions Responses Due (JK & K)
April 6: Admissions Decisions Notifications (grades 1–12)
April 13: Admissions Responses Due (grades 1–12)
Founded in 1941, Country Day was the first independent school in Charlotte and remains the largest independent, coeducational college preparatory school in the area and among the top 20 in the country. We offer students and their families an unsurpassed opportunity to prepare for the future—an opportunity grounded in the strength of tradition and shaped by generations of visionary leaders. Recognized for our academic excellence, acclaimed IB and international studies programs, state-of-the-art technological resources, and opportunities in arts, athletics, community service, and leadership development, we are committed to lifelong learning, hands-on experiences, individualized attention, and a caring, inclusive community. Learn more about Country Day and our legacy of forward thinking.
Throughout the school year, our parents are invited and encouraged to participate in a wide range of opportunities to foster balance and well-being with their children, including educational workshops, community book discussions, and special guest speakers. We also have a variety of parent support groups that help strengthen student programs, build community, and provide additional support through fundraising. Learn more about the Country Day parent experience.
Many activities are planned to help all children with the transition into Country Day. Buddy students are assigned to all rising students in grades 1–12. We try to match personalities and interests in making buddy assignments. Students and faculty are very welcoming and enjoy having new students in their classrooms.