Upper Elementary Students

We understand that you have a lot of choices when it comes to finding the right educational environment for your child.  If you’re on this page, hopefully it means the information on our other pages appeals to your personal goals and philosophy and you’re ready to consider joining our community.  We want to make that process simple for you!  

On this page we share our application requirements and admissions calendar (so you can understand where you are in the cycle).  Don’t forget to look at our Tuition and Financial Aid page, and our online applications are always available. Please give us a call (919-489-9045) or submit an inquiry to schedule an appointment to visit campus and observe a classroom in action!

Application Requirements

 Admissions Calendar for the 2023-24 School Year

beginning in October 2022: Individual campus tour & observation appointments available (includes a meeting with our Head of School).

January 13, 2023: Application Deadline to be considered for first round of admissions (and financial aid)

Late February 2023: Families who applied by the January deadline will be notified about their acceptance. (When your child is admitted, you will be sent a tuition contract along with your offer letter. You will then have a deadline to secure your child's place by signing the contract and paying the Acceptance Fee. See Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information.)

April 14, 2023: Application Deadline to be considered for remaining openings, as available

Early May 2023: Families who applied by the April deadline will be notified about their acceptance.

After this period, a space may become available for the upcoming school year, and new applications will continue to be accepted for our waiting pool.  Applicants will be admitted from the waiting pool to balance age, gender, and diversity of each class.

Deadlines to submit complete TADS application:

January 8, 2024: Current families

January 12, 2024: Prospective families wishing to be considered in the first round of admissions


Later financial aid applications can be accepted with later admissions applications. Any remaining funds will be awarded to those who qualify as admission is offered to the applicant.