Westchester Country Day School considers it a vital part of our mission to make our college preparatory program available to talented and ambitious students throughout the Triad regardless of the family's ability to pay. With this goal in mind, WCDS offers the following avenues for bright students and their families to join our school.
Tuition assistance at Westchester is awarded to K-12 families based upon financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the family's ability to pay and the child's educational expenses. A standardized approach, used by Westchester and the majority of independent schools, determines this need. The company that processes the applications for tuition assistance is School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS):
In order to apply for Tuition Assistance, each family (new and returning) must do the following annually:
- Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online at http://sss.nais.org/ and submit to SSS.
- Submit the most recent I.R.S. Form 1040 to the Westchester Business Office.
For more detailed information, please see Tuition Assistance Program.
Lily Blackman Promise Grants
Lily Blackman was a bright and caring Westchester kindergartener whose time was cut short when she lost her battle with cancer in the fall of 2011. To honor her memory, Promise Grants are awarded to incoming pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students with great potential. Promise Grants fund a percentage of tuition and are renewable throughout the Lower School years as long as the student remains in good standing. To apply for a Lily Blackman grant:
- Complete a Westchester Country Day School application.
- Complete the Lily Blackman Promise Grant application.
- Upon completion of the Grant application, interviews will be scheduled with a selection committee.
- Grant notification will be included in the enrollment package.
Contact the Admissions Office with any questions.
Established in 2013, these scholarships are awarded to rising 6th and 9th graders who are new or returning to Westchester and who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character, and well-rounded participation in school and community. These scholarships fund full tuition for the recipients and are renewable for the Middle or Upper school term as long as the student remains in good standing in the division. To begin the Merit Scholarship application process, please contact the Admissions Office.
Peters Family Scholarship
The Peters Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide merit scholarships for rising seniors at Westchester Country Day School in honor of the legacy left at Westchester by the Peters’ children: Elise ’03, Anthony ’05, and Nicole ’08.
The Rick Wilson and Cres Wilson Scholarship Fund was established to provide need based tuition assistance for students at Westchester Country Day School.
Third Child Discount
Westchester is pleased to offer a 20% discount to a family with three or more children enrolled at WCDS.
WCDS offers a variety of payment plans including monthly bank drafts spread over 10 or 12 months, bi-annual payments, or payment in full.
Please contact the Admissions Office at 336.822.4005 for more information on or to apply for any of these programs.
A Message for Prospective Student-Athletes
As a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), Westchester Country Day School does not actively recruit or give preferential treatment to athletes to play sports at our school. In accordance with NCISAA rules: "The NCISAA operates under the basic premise that student athletes do not receive preferential treatment in the awarding of financial aid/scholarships from member schools. While the NCISAA understands that every school has individual criteria in the distribution of aid, no player may receive any form of financial aid for athletic participation. Most importantly, schools may not require participation in athletics as a condition for the allotment of financial aid."
Westchester Country Day School does not provide athletic scholarships for student-athletes.
Westchester Country Day admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, tuition assistance program, athletic and other school-administered activities.