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Admissions Process

We would love to speak with you about how CCDS can help your child reach their highest potential. Our Director of Enrollment will guide your family through the admissions process, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that CCDS is the right fit for your child. Contact our Enrollment Office today.

Admissions Steps

Canton Country Day School encourages prospective families and their children to schedule a campus visit, tour our facilities, observe students in their daily learning environment, talk with faculty members, and share your educational goals with our Admission Director. Please allow at least 1 hour for this first visit.  After your visit, we will arrange the appropriate next step(s) in the admission process. Call the Office at (330) 453-8279 ext. 131 to schedule a tour.



An application for admissions must be completed as a part of the admissions process. Also, you will be asked to complete a transcript request form that will allow CCDS to review all past and current records. There is a $52 application fee. 

* The transcript request form is a part of the application. An application will not be considered complete until all records are received and reviewed.

Early Learning:  A visit will be scheduled with our Preschool or Junior Kindergarten classrooms. This provides an opportunity for the student to explore our early childhood environment and for parents to better understand our curriculum.   The child must be three years of age by their first day of school and completely toilet trained without the aids of diapers, pull-ups or training pants. Visits are generally scheduled for two consecutive days from 8:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Kindergarten:  Kindergarten assessments allow us to best understand the prospective student in a variety of social and academic activities. Individual assessment may be scheduled for students applying later in the school year.  Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age by August 1st of the school year.

Grades 1 through 8:  Students are scheduled to spend two consecutive days at Canton Country Day School. This will allow them to experience a wide range of classroom and extra activities. During the visit our faculty will assess the student’s academic and social development through the use of teacher observation, student participation, and selected formal assessment tools. Additional visitation days may be scheduled if requested by the CCDS faculty. 

All student applications and assessment materials are presented to the school’s admission committee for review and acceptance.  A formal letter of decision is then mailed to the student’s parents. It is our policy to move promptly through the admission process. The time necessary to complete the process will vary according to length of time it takes to complete the applicable visit and gather all required information.