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Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available online. 

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

Step 1

Complete the online application to get started.

Completed Checklist Admission Decision
Early Decision November 30th December 15th
Regular Decision January 31st March 1st

Step 2

Schedule the parent and applicant interview. Share your family values with us during your interview and learn more about courses offered specifically for your child. Interviews are offered virtually and in person.

Step 3

Upload your child’s Admission Videos.
MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD ADMISSION VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
Our goal is to get a snapshot of your child, not a rehearsed performance. While these videos are important, they only represent part of your child’s application process to Miami Country Day School, and they will not solely determine the admission decision. There is absolutely no preparation required, and there is no such thing as perfection. We will be observing a variety of factors, and the tasks we are asking your child to perform are design for a wide range of early childhood applicants of different ages. No professional camera or hair and make-up crew required!
Fine Motor Skills Video
  • Please prepare a video that showcases your child's Fine Motor Skills
  • Examples include but are not limited to: holding a pencil, drawing, painting, or cutting with scissors
Gross Motor Skills
  • Please prepare a video that showcases your child's Gross Motor Skills
  • Examples include but are not limited to: hopping on one foot, running, or jumping
Speech Articulation
  • Please prepare a video that showcases your child's Speech Articulation
  • Examples include but are not limited to: singing the ABC's/favorite song, playing "Show and Tell" using his/her favorite toys, role playing with a parent or sibling
Please keep each video to under one minute and upload to your application checklist on the MyCountryDay Parent Portal. Preferred formats - .mov or .mp4. We will contact you to schedule your parent interview and your child’s visitation day.

Step 1

Complete the online application to get started.

Completed Checklist Admission Decision
Early Decision November 30th December 15th
Regular Decision January 31st March 1st

Step 2

Schedule the parent and applicant interview. Share your family values with us during your interview and learn more about courses offered specifically for your child. Interviews are offered virtually and in person.

Step 3

1st through 4th – Your admission officer will reach out to coordinate the assessment.
5th – Miami Country Day School will be test flexible for 2022-2023 admissions. We will accept standardized test scores from the 2020-2021 school year. For example: ERB, FSA or any other State or School administered standardized assessment.
If you do not have a previous test score to share or you wish to register to take the ISEE At Home CLICK HERE.

Step 4

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

Step 1

Complete the online application to get started.

Completed Checklist Admission Decision
Regular Decision January 31st March 1st

Step 2

Schedule your parent interview. Let’s get to know each other better. Share your family values with us during your interview with an Admission Officer or a Country Day Alum. Contact your admission officer or our main admission number. Interviews are offered via skype or in person.

Step 3

Miami Country Day School will be test flexible for 2022-2023 admissions. We will accept standardized test scores from the 2020-2021 school year. For example: ERB, FSA, ACT, SAT, SSAT, PSAT, PreACT or any other State or School administered standardized assessment.
If you do not have a previous test score to share or you wish to register to take the ISEE At Home CLICK HERE.

Step 4

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

Step 1

Complete the online application to get started. There are very limited spaces available in our Learning Resources Program, so we encourage you to complete the process as soon as possible. To learn more about our Learning Resources Program click here.

Step 2

Provide a current psycho-educational evaluation (completed within two years). The Learning Resource Program is designed for students with above-average intelligence and a diagnosed language-based learning difference.

Step 3

Provide the principal, English and math teacher recommendation forms (available in your electronic checklist) and previous and current year’s report cards.

Step 4

We will contact you to schedule your parent interview and your child’s visitation day.
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