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Step 1 - Application

After submitting the application, you will receive further information about the following steps. 

Step 2 - Teacher and Parent Information Forms

No one knows your child like you do! To help us better serve your child and family, parents will be asked to complete the following Parent Questionnaire and return it to the Admission Office. 

Grades 1-4 Parent Questionnaire

Your child's current homeroom teacher will be asked to complete a Teacher Information Form for the grade in which he or she is applying. We encourage teachers to email or mail these forms directly to GDS after the first marking period.

It is the family's responsibility to give this form to your current teacher(s). 

Grades 1-4 Teacher Information Form


Step 3 - Admission Testing

All applicants to grades 1-4 are required to take an age-appropriate admission test. The Admission Office will contact you to schedule this testing. 


Step 4 - Report Cards

Parents will need to request a copy of the applicant's current grades and a copy of grades from the two previous years (if applicable). After December 1, you will complete and sign a Transcript Release form and deliver it to your child's current school.

Transcript Request

Step 5 - School Visits

Each applicant is required to visit our school for a full day. Visits allow applicants to experience a typical day of school at GDS. Students will visit their current grade, and complete a short writing, math, and reading assessment. Applicants will also have the opportunity to meet with one of our Middle School Administrators. Once the application has been submitted, we will contact you to schedule the visit. 

Notification Dates

Applications for Lower School are accepted throughout the year if there is space available. Initial decisions for completed applications are made at the first of February, and continue throughout the spring and summer on a rolling basis. Once all parts of an application are completed, you can expect a decision within 2 weeks. Admission decisions are made separately from decisions about need-based financial assistance.

We want this process to be as easy as possible for you and your family. We realize that different families have different needs, and we have designed our admissions process to reflect that knowledge. Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make. The faculty and staff at Greensboro Day School look forward to helping you in any way we can.
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.