Admissions Process

Our Admissions Process


If you are ready to apply for admission, please complete our ONLINE APPLICATION.

The first step toward admission to Kalamazoo Country Day School is completing our ADMISSIONS INQUIRY. Inquiries will be sent to one of our Directors.

Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit the school, attend classes and meet with one of our Directors.

If you have questions about our Admissions Process, or would like to schedule a visit, please contact one of our Directors at 269.329.0116 or by EMAIL.

Upon receipt of the application, student/parent questionnaires, and previous school records, a prospective student is asked to spend a day at Kalamazoo Country Day School (at their current grade level). During the course of the visit, an individualized assessment, which includes a writing sample, is completed with the classroom teacher. The student also meets with one of our Directors who typically administer the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test.

The application portfolio is reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which is composed of the Head of School, Directors, and faculty members from the Lower and Middle Schools. In all instances, Kalamazoo Country Day School retains the right to determine, at its sole discretion, whether or not to select a student for admission or to re-enroll a student.

Kalamazoo Country Day School admits qualified students and we seek, value, and appreciate a diverse student body. The school does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic program, or other School administered programs, on the basis of gender, sexual preference, race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin, ancestry, or physical or mental disability unrelated to the ability to work or enjoy the benefits of the School’s programs, facilities, or services.

Successful completion of the current academic school year and recommendation of the faculty are required for re-enrollment. The school may, when necessary, issue a provisional contract for academic or behavioral reasons when it is deemed necessary and in the best interests of the student or the school.