Our Application Process

Step 1: Learn More About St. David’s Episcopal Day School

We invite you to read about St. David’s Episcopal Day School on our “Who We Are” page. Please call our office at 484.588.5643 or send an email to admissions@sdeds.org to schedule a private tour at your convenience.

2018 Open House Dates include:

October 24th and November 14th at 9:30

November 3rd at 1:00

Please email admissions@sdeds.org to RSVP.

Step 2: Submit An Application for Admission & the $50 Application Fee

If you are applying for admission for more than 1 child, please fill out multiple application forms. Applications are accepted for current families, siblings, and parishioners from November 12th through December 10th. New applications are accepted December 10th through January 7th. Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered based on availability. All new applicants, including siblings and parishioners, are required to participate in a parent and child meet and greet visit at the school during the weeks listed on the application timeline.

For the upcoming school year, please click here to apply: 2019-2020 School Year Application.

Step 3: Attend a Parent and Child Meet and Greet Visit  

Building a strong relationship with your family is our pleasure. We strive to create a supportive network where you and your child are a valued aspect of our community. When we have received your application and fee, we will contact you to schedule a meet and greet visit at the school. Prospective students and at least 1 parent/guardian should attend the meet and greet. Please read below to know what to expect during your visit. Please note that the meet and greets are for new applicants only.

2-Year Old Program Meet and Greet

New applicants to our two-year old program sign up for a time to participate in a playgroup setting with other parents, children, and faculty. Prior to the meet and greet, parents complete a “getting to know you” questionnaire online.

Nursery School and Pre-Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Applicants to our nursery school programs (threes and young 4s) and pre-kindergarten sign up for a time to participate in a private meet and greet. During this time, prospective students participate in educational games and tour the classroom, while parents meet with faculty to get to know each other.

Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Applicants to our kindergarten sign up for a time to participate in a private meet and greet. During this time, prospective students participate in an educational screening focused on all areas of development, while parents meet with faculty to get to know each other.

Students in our Kindergarten Enrichment program participate in a meet and greet visit prior to the first day of school in August, after acceptance is granted in an AM or PM session.

Step 4: Respond to Admission Letter and Complete the Enrollment Packet  

Following the meet and greet visit, acceptance letters are mailed to the address listed on the application. Instructions are included in the letter on how to complete the enrollment process online and submit the initial tuition deposit of $100. When these items are received, the student’s placement at SDEDS is secured. The tuition deposit is applied to the first tuition payment of the school year. However, it is non-refundable should you decide that your child will not attend St. David’s Episcopal Day School. In the event that SDEDS receives more applications than there are spots available in the program, a wait list will be created. Notice of wait list status is communicated via mail. Prospective students on a wait list will be notified as soon as an enrollment spot in their program is available.

Step 5: Mail in Final Documents   

The last step in our process is to mail in the following items no later than August 15th, 2019: Birth Certificate, Proof of Immunizations, Child Health Form, Emergency Medical Plan for allergies and/or asthma, if applicable.

 

We reserve the right not to admit students to St. David’s Episcopal Day School without these documents on file before the start of the school year.

Application Timeline:

November 12th: Applications open for current families, siblings, and parishioners

December 10th: Application deadline for current families, siblings, and parishioners

December 10th: Applications open for new families

December 10th to December 17th: Sibling and parishioner meet + greet week

December 17thL Admission letters & re-enrollment contracts sent for current families, siblings, and parishioners

January 7th: Re-Enrollment contracts due for current families, siblings, and parishioners

January 7th: Application deadline for new families

January 1st to January 31st: New applicant meet and greet visits

January 31st: Tuition assistance applications due

By February 1st: New student admission letters & enrollment contracts sent

By February 13th: Tuition assistance award letters sent

February 15th: Deadline to respond to admissions decisions for new applicants

 

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

St. David’s Episcopal Day School does not discriminate in the administration of educational programs, admission, financial aid, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, ethnic or national origin (including limited English proficiency), sexual orientation, ancestry, or citizenship.