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How to Apply

We're excited to work with your family to complete your child's application to PCDS!

The online application for admission to the 2023-2024 school year is available.

To initiate an application, first complete the candidate information form to establish your myPCDS account and access the Admissions Portal. (If you already have an account, you'll be directed to log in.)

Overview and Helpful Information

All Applicants Must Have

Phoenix Country Day School seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.

Important Dates

Campus Tours
Mid-September to February 1
Application available 
October 1
Financial Aid application 
November 1
Open House
November 6
A Conversation with PCDS Leadership
November 6
Upper School Admissions Assessment
January 7 or 14
February 4
Middle School Admissions Assessment
January 14 or 21
February 4
Lower School Admissions Assessment
January 14 or 28
Pre-k and Kindergarten Playdates
January 14 or 28
Individual Readiness Assessments
Various dates available in January & February for grades Pre-k, Kindergarten, and 1
Shadow Classroom Visits
(Grades 9-11)
Various dates available in November - February
Shadow Classroom Visits
(Grades 1-8)
Various dates available in January - February
Applications due
February 1
Admissions decisions 
March 3