Applying to GCDS

Admissions & Tuition

Online Application

Learn More About the Admissions Process

The admission process at Glenwood Country Day School is committed to working closely with each family applying to determine whether or not the applicant will be well-served by our program.

Admission decisions are reached with input from members of the faculty and administration. Each applicant is thoughtfully and thoroughly considered in light of admission criteria and the mission of the School. All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.

Glenwood Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person’s status as a qualified candidate with a disability in the administration of its educational program, admission policies, staff hiring and other administered programs.

Visiting Campus

The school visit is the most important part of the admissions process. Your visit will include a tour, curriculum presentation and an opportunity for you to share with us what makes your child unique. It is a chance for us to get to know your child and for your child to get to know us.

Glenwood Country Day School is a very individualized school, and it is important to us that we match well with all of our students.


Registration begins in September for the following year. While our rolling admissions policy provides flexibility for many, it also means families should register as quickly as possible, as we begin to fill seats immediately.

GCDS Tuition

Program Schedule Times Tuition
2 Year Old Program Full Day 6:30-6:30 $14,000.00
3 Year Old Program Half Day 9:30-12:30 $7,800.00
3 Year Old Program Full Day 6:30-6:30 $12,500.00
3 Year Old - Academic Day Only Program Full Day 9:30-3:00 $11,000.00
Pre-K Program Half Day 9:30-12:30 $7,800.00
Pre-K - Academic Day Only Program Full Day 9:30-3:00 $11,000.00
Pre-K Program Full Day 6:30-6:30 $12,500.00
Transitional K Program Full Day 6:30-6:30 $14,000.00
Transitional-K - Academic Day Only Program Full Day 9:30-3:00 $11,000.00
Kindergarten Program Full Day 6:30-6:30 $14,000.00
Kindergarten - Academic Day Only Program Full Day 9:30-3:00 $11,000.00

**All Day When Academic Program is Closed

The Application Process


Submit Application

Parents should complete the online application form and submit a fee of $50.00. Click here to get started.



Educational Director, Mrs. Poland, will contact parents to discuss their child’s needs


Personal Tour

Learn about our program, tour our campus and get answers to your specific questions



Find time to complete a comprehensive GCDS educational assessment for your child



Once applicant receives an Enrollment Letter they will submit the Tuition and Enrollment Agreement with the enrollment deposit (The student’s space will be guaranteed upon receipt of the agreement and $500.00 deposit)

  • I read to these friends every Tuesday and they are the most polite, caring and attentive children for this age group that I have ever worked with. Jeannie
  • Love the place, they treat my kids like family. Nick
  • When Mrs. Poland gave me a tour of GCDS, I felt like she was the owner of the school. Her compassion shown through. Beth
  • Being a resident of Columbia, it was refreshing to place my child at Summer Adventures Camp. Lee
  • It was refreshing to have my child at Summer Adventures Camp on 40 wooded acres. Jonathan
  • Having a class size of only 6 is why my child goes to GCDS. Jennifer