We believe in a personalized approach to the admission process. Our school offers individual or small group tours. During your visit you will also meet with an Admission Officer who will answer any questions you may have and share what makes our community special.
Your admission officer is also able to meet with your family remotely via Zoom to provide a virtual tour and answer any questions you may have.
Every year we award over $6,000,000 in tuition assistance. Tuition Assistance is a need based program available to students entering 6th grade and above. We prioritize students entering High School and remaining funds are allocated to students in Middle School.
For early childhood applicants (PK3, JK4, and SK5) we have a playdate assessment. Children applying to grades 1st through 4th will take the Miami Country Day School admission assessment. Children applying to 5th grade and above we prefer the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) but will also accept the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test).
Yes. Every year we have more applications than spaces available. If an applicant is accepted, but there are no available space, the applicant will be placed in the waitpool of qualified applicants and should a space become available, we will reach out.
Yes. We know plans can change. If you submit the application and you are unable to compete the process for the incoming school year, please reach out to your admission officer. We will gladly roll over your application to the following year and assists you in completing the process again. You will also have an option to roll over the application to the following year if your child is placed in the wait pool and a space does not become available.
The admission committee takes great care and consideration while reviewing applicants. They are guided by the school mission and the core values of honor, respect, wisdom and compassion to build a diverse and vibrant community. The approach to admissions is holistic and the intent is to determine that a student will be successful at Miami Country Day School. We look for students who possess the social, emotional and intellectual abilities to thrive, be happy, become a lifelong learner, and contributing members of our society.