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Applications for the 2025-2026 school year are now available online.
As the deadline of January 31st has now passed, applications for the 2024-25 school year will be accepted on a rolling basis and most likely be for a spot in the wait pool.
At MCDS, we take pride in our independent school status and the opportunities it allows us to provide a truly exceptional education. While we don't participate in Step-up/ or Family Empowerment Scholarship for unique abilities, we are excited to offer a robust tuition assistance program that helps support and enrich the lives of many families within our community.
We believe in fostering a positive learning environment where students can thrive, and we invite you to explore the details of our tuition assistance program on our website.

How to become a Spartan?

During the admission process, you will meet people that will help shape your family’s future at Miami Country Day School. Our personal approach to the admission process allows us to get to know your family and explore why MCDS is the top choice for so many families. Together we ensure our mission and core values match your vision for your child’s educational journey. Our admissions application takes 20 minutes to complete.

Early Decision is available to siblings of current students, children of alumni, and families who select Miami Country Day as their first choice, in grades which are entry points. For more information, and to request your application be considered for Early Decision, contact your admission officer.

We encourage you to contact our admissions team with any questions at or (305) 779-7230.
    • How to become a Spartan?

PK3, JK4, SK5, and 1st

Step 1

Complete the online application to get started.

Completed Checklist Admission Decision
Early Decision November 30th December 18th
Regular Decision January 31st February 28th

Step 2

Schedule your virtual interview. During the interview, share your family values, as we believe it is essential in understanding your child's needs and aspirations. In turn, we will provide information about our curriculum, and specialized offerings specifically for your child.

Step 3

Provide the principal and current teachers recommendation forms (available in your electronic checklist) and previous and current year’s report cards (or progress report).

Step 5

Schedule your child’s Activity Day. Your admission officer will share upcoming on-campus Activity Day dates and registration information.
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