Frequently Asked Questions

While this is not an exhaustive list of all the questions you are likely to have during the admissions process, here are a few that are most commonly asked. If you have additional questions, or would like to speak with a member of our admissions team, please contact the Admissions Office at 919-782-3331.

When does the admission process begin?

The admissions process begins in the fall and continues until posted notification dates listed below. Following initial notification dates, all applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. Families interested in the initial round of consideration should consult our Admission Calendar for important application deadlines.

Regardless of the time of year, a family is always welcome to contact us for information or an appointment, and to submit an application.


What are the 2020-21 Application Deadlines and Dates?

Is there an age cut-off for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten?

We do not have a cut-off date to enter the Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten program. Our Pre-Kindergarten students are typically 4 turning 5, and our Kindergarten students are 5 turning 6. We rely on our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Admissions Assessments, as well as other submitted application materials, to help determine readiness for both.

What is required to apply?

Please refer to St. David’s Application Process.

What are the regular school hours?

Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4 begin their day at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.

Students in grades 5 through 8 begin their day at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

Students in grades 9 through 12 begin their day at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

The exception is Wednesdays, when students in all grades, PK through 12, have a late start when school begins one hour later. In addition, students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8 may attend After-School Care until 6:00 p.m. on a regular or drop-in basis. There is an additional fee for this program.

Can I visit the campus?

Certainly! Campus tours and student visit days are an important part of the Admissions process and are strongly encouraged! All tours and visits are scheduled through the Admissions Office. Dates for Admissions Tour & Information Sessions can be found on our Visit page. Visiting campus is the best way to see St. David’s School in action and experience all that St. David's can offer your child and your family.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes. The purpose of the St. David’s School Tuition Assistance Program is to enroll qualified students who could not otherwise afford to attend, thus maximizing the strength of the student body. All Tuition Assistance awards are made on the basis of a family’s demonstrated financial need. For additional information, please refer to Affording St. David’s.

If I apply for tuition assistance, will it affect my child’s chances of acceptance?

No. The process for requesting tuition assistance is completely separate from the admissions process, and all tuition assistance information is held in complete confidence.

Do you have a dress code?

Students are expected to attend school properly attired in clothes that are neat, clean, and in good repair. A St. David’s School student is expected to accept this responsibility, and the school depends upon the cooperation of parents, and the entire school community in adhering to the spirit of this code. Specific details for each are included in the Family Handbook.

Lower Schools students do wear school uniforms, which are available though Lands' End School Uniforms.