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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. Following initial notification dates, all applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. We ask interested families to consult our Admission Calendar for first consideration. Quite often, relocating families will not begin the process until closer to summer or during the summer months. Regardless of the time of year, a family is always welcome to contact us for information or an appointment, and to submit an application.

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 between the ages of 4-5, and our Kindergarten students are between the ages of 5-6. 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 7:50 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.

Students in grades 5 through 8 begin their day at 8:05 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

Students in grades 9 through 12 begin their day at 8:05 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" (9:00 a.m. for all grades). 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 Group Tour & Information Sessions are listed under Dates and Deadlines. Visiting campus is the best way to see St. David’s School in action and get a good glimpse of all that the school can offer your child and your family.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes. The purpose of the St. David’s School Financial Assistance Program is to enroll qualified students who could not otherwise afford to attend, thus maximizing the strength of the student body. All Financial 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 financial assistance, will it affect my child’s chances of acceptance?

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

Do you have a dress code?

Yes. The dress code varies a bit with each division and is intended for students to be comfortable but appropriately dressed. For more information, please review our Dress Code in the Divisional Family Handbooks.