We use cookies to improve your online experience. To learn more please refer to ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

  • Welcome to Country Day School

    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

    Boys reading

  • Encouraging Development in a Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage growth, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first

    Girl reading

  • Inspiring Every Child

    We attract talented, experienced and world class faculty and staff

    Student looking at book with teacher

  • Encouraging Success

    Students are part of a global learning community that includes peers and teachers from around the world.

    Girls in art class

  • The Panthers Teams

    We promote team effort, dedication and pride to achieve focused goals

    Girls playing football

  • Inspiring Creativity

    We inspire and celebrate the arts as a channel for growth and education

    CDS Country Day

  • Keep Informed

    Check our news, blogs, calendars and communications

    Outdoor area

  • Join Our CDS Family

    It will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family to our campus


  • Request More Information

    Contact us now and visit our beautiful campus

    Outdoor area

Early Childhood Application

To apply to enter in Pre Kinder, Kinder and Preparatory, you will need to submit the required documentation listed below. Upon receiving all the documents, an evaluation will be scheduled for your child, as well as an interview with the parents and the Primary Principal. We will invite your child and you to the Sneak Peek that takes place during the school year, between August and June.

  • To apply to enter Pre-Kinder, children have to be at least 2 years and 4 months old by August.
  • To apply to enter Kinder,  children must be 4 years and 4 months by August.
  • To apply to enter Preparatory, children must be 5 years and 4 months by August.

A student admitted to the Early Childhood program would have to demonstrate proficiency in the English language or the potential for becoming proficient. A non-English speaking student admitted to Early Childhood will participate in the ELD (English Language Development) program. 

How To Apply To Early Childhood

You must provide all of the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Submit a complete application form along with a payment of $50 that you can pay online
  3. A completed EC Parent Questionnaire (You can find the PDF below)
  4. Students' report or report card, if available, and submission of results of evaluations or special testing.
  5. A letter of recommendation from a current teacher, if available
  6. A letter of recommendation from Country Day School parents. For families coming from outside of Costa Rica, a letter of recommendation from their employer, lawyer, respective embassy or organization, or another credible source.

Once the student has completed the application process, has been admitted, and will be enrolled, please submit these documents:

  1. Copy of student's birth certificate and copy of student's passport bio page 
  2. Copy of parent's ID or passport bio page
  3. Copy of vaccination/immunization record (required by Costa Rican law)
  4. 1 Passport size photo (digital)
  5. Letter of financial solvency from the current school  

Dates and Deadlines

We accept applications throughout the year depending on space availability in the School. However, to guarantee a place for your child at the start of a new school year the following application deadlines apply:

  • 2022-2023 Fall Semester Application Deadline: August 1st, 2022