The Process

Canton Country Day School encourages prospective families and their children to schedule a campus visit,  tour our facilities, observe students in their daily learning environment, talk with faculty members, and share your educational goals with our Admission Director. Please allow at least 1 hour for this first visit.  As a result of your visit, we will arrange the appropriate next step(s) in the admission process.

Canton Country Day School offers a rolling admissions process. A completed application is required to formally begin the admission process. Please complete the application and submit it directly to the Admission Director. A medical physical must be on file within 30 days of enrollment.

Student Visitation and Assessment

Preschool:  A visit will be scheduled with either our class of 3 and early 4 year old students (PK) or with our 4 and early five year olds (JK). This provides an opportunity for the student to explore our preschool environment and for parents to best understand our preschool curriculum. This visit takes approximately 1/2 hour. If your child is currently attending another preschool or childcare facility, we will request that you complete a transcript release form.  The child must be 3 years of age by their first day of school and completely toilet trained without the aids of diapers, pull-ups or training pants.

Kindergarten:  Kindergarten assessments are traditionally scheduled in the early months (January, February, and March) of the new year. To accommodate families and working parents, the assessment activities are arranged for small groups, on both selected Saturday mornings and during the school week. The assessment allows us to best understand the prospective student in a variety of social and academic activities. Parents are asked to complete a questionnaire about their child and sign a transcript request form to obtain information from the student’s current educational provider. Individual assessment may also be scheduled for students applying later in the school year.  Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age by September 30 of the school year.

Grades 1 through 8:  Students are scheduled to spend two consecutive days at Canton Country Day School. This will allow them to experience a wide range of classroom and extra activities. This visit is also used to assess the student’s academic and social development through the use of teacher observation, student participation, and selected formal assessment tools. Copies of the student’s past academic transcripts and a current confidential teacher evaluation are also utilized.


All student applications and assessment materials are presented to the school’s admission committee for review and acceptance.  A formal letter of decision is then mailed to the student’s parents. It is our policy to move promptly through the admission process. The time necessary to complete the process will vary according to length of time it takes to complete the applicable visit and gather all required information.