Your interest in the St. David's application for admission indicates your commitment to providing the best possible education for your child. We are thrilled that you are considering St. David's as an educational option for your child and would be pleased to have you apply. 


Admissions Guidelines

St. David's School seeks students who will contribute to and benefit from the school's college-preparatory program. Students are selected for admission to the school on the basis of academic potential, school achievement, interest in and readiness for the school's programs, as well as a willingness to contribute to the school community. St. David’s School best serves those who are prepared and motivated to meet the requirements of a challenging academic program.  Admission is based on the completed application, the results of the admissions assessment or testing, teacher evaluations, and previous academic record.

St. David's is open to all qualified students and is committed to its admission policy as non-discriminatory on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, nationality or ethnic origin, and to administering its policies and programs accordingly.

Application Process

We encourage you to initiate the application process at your earliest convenience, noting important dates and deadlines. Be assured, that the admission process will provide a thorough and impartial evaluation of your child's application.

1. Request Information

The first step in applying is to complete an Online Inquiry. If you have submitted an online inquiry, please check for an existing admission portal account.

Whether you want to simply request information, or choose to apply for admission, this form is the first step. Upon completion of the form we will send you information regarding the application process, as well as upcoming admissions events. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@sdsw.org or 919-782-3331 for more information, or see the links below for general information regarding the application process and timeline.

2. Schedule a campus tour

The best way to discover St. David's School is by visiting the campus! We invite you to schedule a tour to visit the campus and experience St. David’s during the school day. A campus tour is led by a member of the Admissions Office and is a great opportunity for families to see the campus "in action." All tours must be coordinated with the Admissions Office.

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3. Apply Online

We want to get to know your child and your family! In order to do so, we ask that parents of applicants submit the following information to initiate the formal application process:

  • Household Information
  • Student Information
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • $75 application fee

In addition, students applying to grades 5 through 12 are asked to complete a Student Questionnaire. 

Please log in to your admissions portal account to access these forms.

4. Schedule a student visit day

A classroom visit day is required for all students applying to grades 1 through 12 as part of the application process. A visit day is an opportunity for a student to experience the St. David's School community first-hand. All students are hosted in their current grade, with the exception of 9th grade applicants, who visit with a current 9th grade student. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your child’s classroom visit day.

5. Submit student records and recommendations

Teacher Recommendation Forms:
Applicants to Pre-Kindergarten through grade 4 are asked to submit a Teacher Evaluation Form completed by their current teacher.

Applicants to grades 5 through 12 are required to submit three Teacher Evaluation Forms completed by the following current teachers: English/Language Arts, Math, and a Community Coach or Activity Leader.

Academic Records:
Students apply to grades 1 through 12 are required to submit academic records for the two most recent academic years, including  progress reports, report cards or transcripts.

Please log into your admissions portal account to access these forms.

6. Schedule admissions assessment or testing

Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 4:

Applicants to Pre-Kindergarten through grade 4 are required to participate in a prescheduled on-campus group assessment and visit with other applicants. Please refer to the Admissions Calendar for pre-scheduled Group Assessment dates and contact the Admissions Office to reserve your child's space.

Grades 5-12:

Students applying for admission into grades 5 through 12 are required to complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) consists of verbal and quantitative ability tests, mathematics and reading comprehension achievement tests, and an essay that demonstrates a student's writing skills. Visit the ISEE website for additional information or to schedule your child’s ISEE testing.

Testing Dates