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Class in session at Scottsdale Country Day School The information contained in this document is meant to help answer general enrollment policy questions. This does not constitute all policies and are subject to change by the SCDS governing board. Please do not hesitate to contact the SCDS office at 480-452-5777 or with any questions or items that may need further clarification.

How to Apply


  • Enrollment Timelines

Please complete an application online or call 480-452-5777 for availability. Enrollment applications open on December 1st. Class in session at Scottsdale Country Day School

  • Kindergarten Enrollment Policy

A child must turn 5 on or before August 31st of the school year attending without an entrance test. A child turning 5 between September 1 and December 31 of the current school year must take an early entrance test for the Kindergarten program.

  • Sibling Enrollment Policy

Each potential student must have an enrollment application submitted. Should there be a wait list, if a sibling receives an offer of placement, the sibling on the wait list will automatically be moved to the top of the list. If the sibling who is given an offer of acceptance does not officially enroll or withdraws from the school before the start of the school year, priority status will be revoked for the waitlist student.

  • Kindergarten Full Day

SCDS standard Kindergarten program is a full day program. Classes run from 8:30am-3:30pm except for scheduled half days. There is no tuition for the KG program.

  • Open Enrollment

Open enrollment period from December 1-31 is NOT first-come, first served. If, for any grade level, the number of applicants exceeds the number of openings, there will be a lottery to determine enrollment and waitlist numbers on the second Friday in January at 3:30pm in the main office of SCDS. Waitlist numbers are determined by the date/time that an application is accepted.

Only applications submitted during the OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD are included within that lottery pool. Offers of acceptance will be emailed on the second Friday in January.

  • How Our Waitlist Works

When your application reaches the top of the list and a spot becomes available to you, the school will contact you immediately. It is not possible for us to determine your child's chances of being offered a spot. Once our classes are full, any spots that open up are the result of student withdrawals or non-acceptance of an offer of acceptance by the given deadline.

Typically a number of spots open up before the start of school, however SCDS has no way of predicting how many or in which grade. Your child may move up or down on the wait list as this occasionally happens. Class in session at Scottsdale Country Day School

  • Tours

Please contact SCDS at or 480-452-5777 to schedule your in-person tour. Potential students are welcome to attend with his/her parent.

  • Applications Eligible for Priority Status

The following types of applications are eligible for "Priority Status":

1. Current student in same school
2. Applicants during open enrollment period with siblings already attending SCDS
3. SCDS Faculty / Administrator child
4. Active status SCDS board member child

A "sibling" is defined as an immediate family member of the applicant, or a blended family member of the applicant. The applicant must have a sibling currently enrolled at SCDS during the current school year. If the sibling withdraws from the school before the applicant is offered enrollment, priority status will be revoked.

Priority status does not guarantee placement. All policies and deadlines must be adhered to for placement.

If SCDS employment is terminated by employee or employer or if the SCDS board member's service on the board ends before the applicant attends the first day of school, priority status will be revoked.

  • Admission Standards

SCDS does not have admissions standards, as we are a publicly funded charter school. However, students may be required to complete summer work in order to meet graduation requirements and/or to prepare them for the academic rigor of the school.


Scottsdale Country Day School admits students of any race, color, national and 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, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


SCDS complies with A.R.S. 15-184 (A)(E)(I) and 15-828 enrollment requirements.