Citizen, Scholar, Steward
Thank you for considering Kentucky Country Day School. We’re the home of a dynamic community of 812 students engaged in an outstanding program that ranges from rigorous academics to fine arts and athletics.

We are happy to welcome prospective families to our campus. In-person tours will be offered during the school day by appointment. So that we can maintain a safe school environment, we are asking prospective families to follow the guidelines below:

  1. Tours may be scheduled online or by phone; we are not able to accommodate drop-ins.
  2. Anyone attending the tour is required to wear a mask.
  3. The admissions team will practice social distancing during tours, and we ask our visitors to do the same.
  4. Please cancel your tour if you are feeling ill or have a fever.

Click here to schedule a visit.


We believe that KCD will provide your child with an extraordinary educational experience. Please contact us at any time at 502-423-0440 or admission@kcd.org for more information or to set up a visit with our admissions staff.

Admission Criteria

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  • Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    Students applying to Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten must turn four or five, respectively, prior to June 1 of their year of admittance. Applications of children with birthdays later in the respective year may be accepted, but younger applicants must show an appropriate developmental, social, and academic readiness profile in order to be accepted into either level. 
    The admission process identifies students who demonstrate the motivation and ability to fulfill our academic and social requirements. The KCD Admission Committee will evaluate all applicants on the following criteria:
    1. Developmental age determined by the KCD Office of Admission
    2. Observations made by faculty during the prospective student’s classroom visit
    3. Written, confidential teacher recommendation from current preschool
    4. Compatibility of student and the student’s family with our school mission
    5. 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 siblings of other KCD students, children of active alumni, and faculty children.

    Students are admitted on a yearly basis. At the midway point of the second trimester, all students in good academic and social standing will be invited to re-enroll for the following school year.
  • Grades 1–12

    All applicants for grades 1–12 will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    1. Previous academic achievement and conduct
    2. Standardized test scores 
    3. Observations made by faculty during the prospective student’s classroom visit
    4. One written confidential teacher recommendation from the prospective student’s current primary classroom teacher (grades 1–6)
    5. Two written confidential teacher recommendations from the prospective student’s current teachers (mathematics or English) (grades 7–12);
    6. Community achievements, involvement, awards, and honors
    7. Compatibility of the student and student’s family with KCD’s mission and values
    8. 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 siblings, children of alumni, and children of faculty. KCD’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 re-enroll for the following school year.

    Local, mid-year transfers are discouraged after February.
KCD firmly supports the principle that the admission of students, the employment of staff, the operations of the program, and the governance of the school be open to all who are qualified, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

The Admission Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Marche Harris

    Marche Harris 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    502-814-4309
  • Photo of Amy Purkiss

    Amy Purkiss 

    Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
    502-814-4375
  • Photo of Kate Loewen

    Kate Loewen 

    Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
    502-814-4315
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.