Admissions Events


Register for Admissions events here or email the admissions team with any questions or concerns!


  • January 2018 Thursday - January 4, 2018
    • Open House 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Tuesday - January 9, 2018
    • Lower School Admissions Tour 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM
    Thursday - January 11, 2018
    • New Student Application Deadline 12:00 PM
    Thursday - January 18, 2018
    • Lower School Admissions Tour 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM
    Monday - January 22, 2018
    • Grade 6 Applicant Visit Day
    Tuesday - January 23, 2018
    • Grade 6 Applicant Visit Day
  • February 2018 Thursday - February 1, 2018
    • Grade 2 Applicant Visit Day 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Friday - February 2, 2018
    • Grade 1 Applicant Visit Day 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Tuesday - February 6, 2018
    • Grade K Applicant Visit Day 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Wednesday - February 14, 2018
    • Financial Aid Application Deadline

Admission Criteria and Process


Admission to Seattle Country Day School is based on a variety of criteria. The Admissions Committee makes every effort to accept children whom we believe will thrive in this special learning environment.

We look for evidence of the following characteristics: 

  • Intellectual energy and curiosity
  • Independent thought and depth of ideas
  • Creativity in the child's approach to problem-solving
  • Interest in multidimensional structure of objects, ideas, and relationships
  • Divergent thinking and a fascination with novelty
  • Intellectual need for the differentiated SCDS program
  • Social skills and emotional maturity
  • Citizenship and character 

In addition, the Admissions Committee may take into consideration other factors, including:

  • Diversity
  • Gender balance in each class
  • Sibling and alum status

The admission process at Seattle Country Day School is designed to provide parents with the opportunity to learn more about our school, our philosophy, and our community. We encourage you to ask questions and gather information and we will assist you along every step of the way.

Kindergarten

  1. Schedule Wechsler Intelligence Scale test. Results should be sent directly from the examiner. Students applying to SCDS must score in the top 3% on the full scale score of the WIPPSI-IV. See Testing Information for details.

  2. A Parent Visit is required. Either take a tour or attend our Open House on January 4, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  3. Complete the application via Ravenna.

  4. Request teacher evaluation from a current teacher. The teacher can upload the teacher evaluation via Ravenna

  5. Submit the $60 non-refundable application fee by check, payable to SCDS, on or before January 11, 2018. The application fee is processed after we receive qualifying test results.

  6. Student Visit Day will be assigned after the application is complete.

Grades 1-4

  1. Schedule Wechsler Intelligence Scale test. Results should be sent directly from the examiner. Students applying to SCDS must score in the top 3% on the full scale score of the WISC-V. See Testing Information for details.

  2. A Parent Visit is required. Either take a tour or attend our Open House on January 4, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  3. Complete the application via Ravenna.

  4. Request two teacher evaluations. One evaluation should be completed by a current teacher. The teacher can upload the teacher evaluation via Ravenna.

  5. Request a current transcript. School transcripts can be uploaded to Ravenna, sent in the mail (SCDS Admissions, 2619 4th Avenue N, Seattle WA, 98109) or emailed to admissions@seattlecountryday.org.

  6. Submit the $60 non-refundable application fee by check, payable to SCDS, on or before January 11, 2018. The application fee is processed after we receive qualifying test results.

  7. Student Visit Day will be assigned after the application is complete.

Grades 5-8

  1. Schedule Wechsler Intelligence Scale test. Results should be sent directly from the examiner. Students applying to SCDS must score in the top 3% on the full scale score of the WISC-V. See Testing Information for details.

  2. A Parent Visit is required. Either take a tour or attend our Open House on January 4, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  3. Complete the application via Ravenna.

  4. Submit standardized test results. Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT), Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), or another approved standardized test.

  5. Upload Student Essay and Student Activity Forms to Ravenna.

  6. Request two teacher evaluations. One evaluation should be completed by a current teacher. The teacher can upload the teacher evaluation via Ravenna.

  7. Request current school transcripts. Transcripts can be uploaded to Ravenna, sent in the mail (SCDS Admissions, 2619 4th Avenue N, Seattle WA, 98109) or emailed to admissions@seattlecountryday.org.

  8. Submit the $60 non-refundable application fee by check, payable to SCDS, on or before January 11, 2018. The application fee is processed after we receive qualifying test results.

  9. Student Visit Day will be assigned after the application is complete.
Seattle Country Day

2619 4th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone 206-284-6220 

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