Admissions Criteria

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Kentucky Country Day School admits motivated, average to superior students. The admissions process identifies students who demonstrate the motivation and ability to fulfill Kentucky Country Day School’s academic and social requirements. All applicants will be evaluated on the following information by Kentucky Country Day School’s Admissions Committee:

  • Developmental age determined by The Gesell Development Screening administered by Square One;
  • Observations made by faculty and Admissions Committee during the prospective student’s classroom visit;
  • Performance on the CPAA
  • Written confidential teacher recommendation from current preschool;
  • Mission appropriateness of both the student and student’s family;
  • Contribution to the best possible balance in classroom, grade level, and division;

Kentucky Country Day School suggests that students applying to junior kindergarten or kindergarten turn four or five, respectively, prior to June 1 of their year of admittance. Applications of children with birthdays between June 1 and August 31 of the respective years may be accepted. However, younger applicants must demonstrate appropriate developmental, social, and academic readiness profile in order to be accepted into the higher level.  Keep in mind that the youngest applicants are rarely accepted at the JK level.

When grade levels approach optimum numbers, preference is given to applicants who are faculty children, active alumni children, and siblings. Kentucky Country Day School’s acceptance of any student is contingent upon the successful completion of the applicant’s current grade. Students are admitted on a yearly basis, and, at the midway point of the second trimester, all students who are in good standing both academically and socially will be invited to reenroll for the following school year. Local, mid-year transfers are discouraged after February.

 

Class Day 2012

Grades 1–12

All applicants will be evaluated on the following information by Kentucky Country Day School’s Admissions Committee:

  • Previous academic achievement and conduct;
  • Standardized test scores: The CPAA (grades 1 -3) or ERB: Comprehensive Testing Program 4 (Grades 4–12);
  • Student essay;
  • Observations made by faculty and Admissions Committee during the prospective student’s classroom visit and testing;
  • One written confidential teacher recommendation from the prospective student’s current primary classroom teacher (Grades 1–4);
  • Two written confidential teacher recommendations from the prospective student’s current teachers (mathematics, social studies, science or English) (Grades 5–12);
  • Community achievements, involvement, awards, and honors;
  • Mission appropriateness of both the student and student’s family;
  • Contribution to the best possible balance in classroom, grade level, and division.

When grade levels approach optimum numbers, preference is given to applicants who are faculty children, active alumni children, and siblings. Kentucky Country Day School’s acceptance of any student is contingent upon the successful completion of the applicant’s current grade. Students are admitted on a yearly basis, and, at the midway point of the second trimester, all students who are in good standing both academically and socially will be invited to reenroll for the following school year. Local, mid-year transfers are discouraged after February.