Completed Application Form
The application form is available online or may be obtained from the Admissions Office.
A non-refundable fee of $75.00 must accompany each application for admission.
Students applying to grades PK-5 should give the two evaluation forms (provided by Westchester) to current, most recent teachers, or teacher's assistants. The forms should be returned to the Westchester Country Day School Office of Admissions in the envelopes provided.
Middle & Upper School
Students applying for grades 6-12 should give the three evaluation forms (provided by Westchester) to a current or most recent English teacher, Math teacher, and a third teacher of the student's choice. The forms should be returned to the Westchester Country Day School Admissions Office in the envelopes provided.
Please provide current or prior school transcripts and report cards. Feel free to include any additional information that you have.
Rising Pre-K students are expected to be 4 by August 1st of the intended school year. For rising Pre-K students, the Gesell Development Observation is administered to determined developmental readiness. The Admissions Office will contact all applicants to arrange these times.
Rising Kindergarten students are expected to be 5 by August 1st of the intended school year. For rising Kindergarten students, the Gesell Developmental Observation Assesment is individually administered to determine developmental and academic readiness. The Admissions Office will contact all applicants to arrange these times.
First and Second Grades
For rising first and second grade students, the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) is administered. PALS is designed to measure children’s knowledge of important literacy fundamentals and can be used as a diagnostic tool to provide teachers with explicit information to help guide their teaching. The Admissions Office will contact all applicants to arrange these times.
For applicants to grades 3-12, Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Comprehensive Testing Program is utilized. The ERB examines the student's performance in reading comprehension and math. An essay is also given to assess the student's writing ability. The topic is appropriate to the grade level. The Admissions Office will contact all applicants to arrange these times.
The student's family is asked to visit Westchester; in addition, Lower, Middle and Upper School students are encouraged to shadow during the school day with a current student. The Admissions Office will help arrange school visits.
To schedule a visit or for more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 336.822.4005.
Westchester Country Day School welcomes students in grades Pre-K through 12 without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic group. Westchester does not discriminate in its admission and educational policies, indexed tuition program, athletic and other school administered programs, or in the recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff.