Admissions Process

Admissions Summary

Through the admissions process, Park City Day School identifies students who demonstrate sound academic potential, intellectual curiosity and creativity, an emerging self-reliance, and sincere concern for the needs of others; and who can benefit from and contribute to our educational community. In the academic and behavioral assessment of a student's fit for our school, the admissions process carefully considers the interests and needs of prospective students and their families in order to ensure a mutual and long-term "fit" between the School and students. 

Each qualified child will be admitted on a space-available basis. Beginning in early March, after the re-enrollment period for current students, new applicants will be offered admission into classes with vacancies.   Park City Day School reserves the right to accept students at its sole discretion.  Applicants will be considered after all application requirements are met, beginning with a first round of admissions decisions in early March and thereafter within two weeks of a completed application.

Admissions Process & Requirements

List of 5 items.

  • Application

    The admissions process officially begins with the submission of a completed online application for enrollment and a $75 non-refundable application fee. Current immunization records and birth certificate, previous school records for students applying for grades 1-8, and teacher recommendations are required in addition to campus visit, admissions assessment and family interview.
  • School Tour

    All applicants and their parents/guardians should visit the School. This important part of the admissions process allows the School and family to become better acquainted. School tours are scheduled by appointment by contacting the Admissions Office at 435.649.2791  or at
  • Admissions Assessment

    Students applying for grades 1-8 are assessed during their shadow day visit and through submission of previous standardized testing scores. Applicants for Early Childhood (Preschool, Junior Kindergarten) and Kindergarten complete a group or individual admissions observation prior to acceptance. Contact the Admissions Office at 435.649.2791 to arrange observation appointments. Please allow an hour for the scheduled Early Childhood observation, a morning visit for students applying for grade 1, and a full-day visit for those applying for grades 2-8. 
  • Family Interview

    Applicants and parents will interview with the Head of School, Admissions Director or appropriate Division Director.  The interview usually takes place in the context of the family's initial visit to campus and during each applicant's visit for a shadow day at school. This interview is an opportunity for parents to ask questions and for the School to get to know the family better.
  • Admissions Shadow Day

    We encourage prospective students to spend a day with their prospective classes. This "shadow day" visit gives the student and family a better sense of the culture of Park City Day School and provides the School a chance to assess student fit and readiness.  Visits should be scheduled in advance with the Admissions Office at 435.649.2791.

Admissions Process Summary & Timeline

  1. Online application submitted, teacher reference(s), previous school records, current immunization records, and birth certificate copy received. 
  2. Applicants for Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten must be age 3, 4 & 5 respectively by September 1 to be considered.  Preschool students must be out of diapers. 
  3. Early Childhood Observation Visit (Preschool, Jr Kindergarten and Kindergarten).
  4. Lower School/Middle School "Shadow Day" visit with assessment (grades 2-8).
  5. Admissions Committee considers new student applications beginning March 1 for the following school year.
  6. Notification of admissions decisions within two weeks of completed application, beginning the first week in March.
  7. A student is considered pre-enrolled when the $1,500 non-refundable tuition deposit has been paid and a completed and signed enrollment contract is submitted. 

Park City Day School

3120 Pinebrook Rd.
Park City, UT 84098

Admissions Criteria

  • Mutual fit: Impressions during the interview and shadow day demonstrate that student and family fit with the mission and culture of the School.
  • Readiness: Assessment of student, previous records, and teacher references indicate grade-level readiness 
  • Availability: Gender ratio balance in each grade and space availability support student's enrollment

Park City Day School seeks a student body that is diverse and well-rounded, and the school does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identiy, citizenship, ethnic or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered programs.

Park City Day School