A TK-12 Christ-centered,
College Preparatory School

Admissions Process

Our admissions process is designed to help you learn more about us as you discover if Covenant Day School is the right fit for your family. It is our pleasure to work with families as they begin the admissions process and our desire is to make it a hassle-free experience for you.

Admissions Steps

Visit CDS

We would love to show you around our campus! Contact the Admissions Office at 704-847-2385 to schedule a private tour.

Submit an Application

Submit an online application with a non-refundable application fee ($100 for TK/K and $150 for grades 1-12). 

Students must be 5 by August 15 to apply for Kindergarten and October 15 to apply for Transitional Kindergarten.  The Admissions office will determine TK or K placement based on the individual assessment of each child’s developmental readiness.

Complete Admissions Screening

The Admissions Office will arrange and pay for individual admissions testing for TK-12. Testing typically begins in December preceding enrollment in August. The Admissions Office and/or our testing agency, ABC Educational Services, will contact each family to arrange for testing and to confirm test dates.


In order to learn more about the unique strengths, interests, and challenges of each student, we would like to hear from current teachers, principals, and your pastor. Teachers, principals, and pastors may complete recommendation forms online. Please provide an accurate email address in the application so that we may send the online forms to them.

  • Preschool teacher recommendation (TK/K)
  • Lower school teacher recommendation (grades 1-5)
  • Math teacher recommendation (grades 6-12)
  • English teacher recommendation (grades 6-12)
  • Principal/school counselor recommendation (grades 6-12)
  • Pastor’s recommendation (grades TK-12)

Send us your Transcripts/student records

Please have your current school send an official transcript or copy of student records using this form. (The Transcript Release Form may also be downloaded and printed from the application, as well as from the link below.)

Family Interview

Covenant Day School will call your family to schedule an interview with the Associate Admissions Director. For prospective students in grades 6-12, the student will also be included in the interview. An essential component for admission is the requirement that one or both parents be professing Christians as evidenced by their confession of faith in Jesus Christ alone as Savior. As such, the interview will be conducted to verify a Christian testimony from one or both parents and ascertain agreement with the school’s statement of faith.

Admissions Decision

First round admissions decisions will be emailed on February 21, 2020, for TK/K and on March 27, 2020, for grades 1-12.

Need More Information?

We invite you to call the Admissions Office at 704-847-2385 for more information or if we may be of any assistance. Thank you for your interest in Covenant Day School.

Covenant Day School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Dates & Deadlines

October 1: Applications are received for the 2020/21 school year

November 1: Admissions Open House

January 15: Application deadline to be considered in the first round of admissions decisions*.

February 1: All TK/K supporting documents are due. (Please note that teacher recommendations may not be submitted before December 1.)

February 21: First round of decisions are emailed for TK/K.

February 28: TK and K contracts due back to Covenant Day School.

March 1: Supporting documentation, including transcripts and recommendations, are due for applicants in grades 1-12.

March 27: First round of decisions are emailed for grades 1-12.

April 3: Contracts for grades 1-12 are due back to Covenant Day School.

*Covenant Day maintains rolling admissions; there is no deadline for applying. However, in order to be considered in the first round of acceptances, applications must be received by January 15.

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