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Regular Decision Applications

Regular Decision applications may be the best choice for families who are weighing a variety of educational options. After reviewing Early Decision applications in December and concluding re-enrollment in January, KCD will determine how many spots are open for Regular Decision applicants. The deadline for Regular Decision Applications is May 27, 2020.

Regular Decision Application

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  • Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    1. We highly recommend a tour before beginning the admission process.
    2. Complete and submit an admission application to the Admission Office from December 21, 2019–May 27, 2020, to be considered in the Regular Decision pool. A $60, non-refundable fee is required for all applications.
    3. Call the KCD Office of Admission to set up your child’s Gesell Developmental Screening. It is necessary to have an application on file with KCD in order to set up a Gesell Screening.
    4. Give the signed confidential teacher recommendation form (provided by KCD) to your child’s current teacher. Your current teacher will return the form directly to us.
    5. KCD will visit your child at their current preschool for observation.
  • Grades 1–12

    The admission process identifies students who demonstrate the motivation and ability to fulfill our academic and social requirements. The KCD Admission Committee will evaulate all applicants on the following criteria:

    • Developmental age determined by the KCD Office of Admission
    • Performance on the CPAA for kindergarten admission
    • Observations made by faculty and the Admission Committee during the prospective student’s classroom visit
    • Written, confidential teacher recommendation from current preschool
    • Compatibility of student and the student’s family with our school mission
    • 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.

Admission Criteria

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  • Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    KCD suggests that students applying to junior kindergarten or kindergarten 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 evaulate all applicants on the following criteria:
    1. Developmental age determined by the KCD Office of Admission
    2. Performance on the CPAA for kindergarten admission
    3. Observations made by faculty and the Admission Committee during the prospective student’s classroom visit
    4. Written, confidential teacher recommendation from current preschool
    5. Compatibility of student and the student’s family with our school mission
    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 (CPAA for grades 1–3 and ERB: Comprehensive Testing Program 4 for grades 4–12)
    3. Student essay
    4. Observations made by faculty and the Admission Committee during the prospective student’s classroom visit and testing
    5. One written confidential teacher recommendation from the prospective student’s current primary classroom teacher (grades 1–4)
    6. Two written confidential teacher recommendations from the prospective student’s current teachers (mathematics, social studies, science, or English) (grades 6–12);
    7. Community achievements, involvement, awards, and honors
    8. Compatibility of the student and student’s family with KCD’s mission and values
    9. 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.

Contact Us

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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 85-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.