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.

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 11th. Applications for new students are accepted beginning December 9th. Applications submitted after our deadline of January 13th are considered based on availability. Applications submitted before January 13th receive priority status. No application will be considered complete without the $50 non-refundable application fee. The fee can be paid via credit card or a check made out to SDEDS. Please note that an application opens a file for your child but does not guarantee admission into a program.

For the upcoming school year, please click here to apply (2020-2021 School Year Application), or fill out the application form below.

Step 3: Attend a Parent and Child 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 visit at the school, if necessary. Prospective students and at least 1 parent/guardian should attend the visit. Please read below to know what to expect during your visit. Please note that the visits are for new applicants only and include time in the classroom and a parent interview. Older students participate in a brief screening.

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  

Acceptance letters are mailed to the address listed on the application in January of 2020. 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 overall tuition amount 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.

*Per Pennsylvania Code, each child enrolled in a childcare group shall be immunized in accordance with ACIP standards (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices). SDEDS requires all students to be fully immunized according to these standards.

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 11th: Applications open for current families, siblings, and parishioners

December 9th: Applications open for new students

January 13th: Application deadline

January 31st: Admission letters mailed

Mid-Feb: Tuition Assistance award letters mailed

By February 14th: Deadline to respond to admissions decisions

 

 

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.