Our Application Process
Step 1: Learn more about St. David’s Episcopal Day School and schedule a visit.
We are looking forward to meeting you and telling you more about our day school. Please call our office at 484.588.5643 to schedule a private tour at your convenience.
We also encourage you to register online for one of our open house events scheduled for October 22nd at noon and December 10th at noon. On November 4th at 11:00, we cordially invite you to attend the Main Line Parent Education Fair that we are hosting at our school.
To submit an online inquiry, please click here.
Step 2: Submit an application for admission and $50.00 application fee.
At St. David’s Episcopal Day School we are committed to providing small class sizes to promote individualized attention and hands-on engagement. For this reason, we have limited space in each program and encourage you to apply early. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through our deadline of January 15th, 2018. Below is a breakdown of age requirements by academic program and number of students admitted to each.
|2018- 2019 Program||Age Requirements||Number of Students|
|Twos||Age 2 by September 1st||10|
|Nursery School||Age 2 years, 7 months* by September 1st||12|
|Pre-Kindergarten||Age 4 by September 1st||14|
|Transitional Kindergarten||Age 5 by October 31st||14|
|Kindergarten||Age 5 by September 1st||14|
You have 2 options for submitting your application for admission.
PAPER APPLICATION: If you would prefer to fill out the application and mail it in, please download the form here and follow the instructions at the top of the form. A check made out to “St. David’s Episcopal Day School” in the amount of $50.00 must accompany your application.
Please note, your application opens a file for your child but does not guarantee admission for your child. The $50.00 application fee is non-refundable.
ONLINE APPLICATION: Please click the link and fill out the following form: 2018 – 2019 Application
Step 3: Schedule a private “meet and greet” session at the school.
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 private “meet and greet” session with you, your child, and our faculty. During this meeting, your child will participate in fun learning activities while parents/guardians will have the opportunity to discuss their child’s educational/developmental needs and goals.
Step 4: Sign and submit an admission contract and initial tuition deposit.
Following the meet and greet, a letter of acceptance will be issued along with an admission contract. Please complete and sign the admission contract and submit the initial tuition deposit of $100.00. When these items are received, your child’s spot at our school is secured. The tuition deposit is applied to the last 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.
Step 5: Mail final documents for your child’s file.
The last step in our process is to mail in the following items no later than August 15th, 2018:
- Birth Certificate
- Emergency Contact Form
- Proof of Immunizations
- Medical 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.
Formal educational assessments and teacher orientations will be conducted in August and early September prior to the start of the school year.
Our Affordability Commitment:
At St. David’s Episcopal Day School we are committed to providing high-quality education in an inclusive environment, and we are proud to offer affordable tuition and financial assistance to those in need. Please visit our tuition assistance application page to learn more and to submit an electronic application.
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, sexual orientation, or citizenship.