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Carolina Day School seeks to enroll students of the highest caliber – academically and personally – and to attract students of different religions, races, nationalities, and economic backgrounds. We look for students who demonstrate a willingness to participate and a desire to do their personal best – students with a variety of talents and interests who will contribute to a dynamic learning environment.

Students are selected through a process that includes a review of previous school performance, teacher recommendations, admissions testing (click here for testing requirements by grade), and an in-person interview. In addition, it must be evident that the student recognizes and appreciates the high standards of behavior and responsibility required of a Carolina Day School student.

To request information about Carolina Day School, contact Michelle Nailen, Assistant Director of Admission, at (828) 274-0757 or by email at mnailen@CarolinaDay.org. To inquire about the Key School, contact Lynne Pennington, Key School Director of Admission, at (828) 274-0758 ext 335 or by email.

Click below to hear from parents of Carolina Day School about why they make the investment for their children’s educations.

CDS Supports the NAIS Anti-Discrimination Policy —
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.