Lower School Admissions Process

Through the elementary and middle school years, our experienced teachers unlock each child’s potential through differentiated academics, foreign languages, athletics, arts, STEM and enriching field trips.


Parents and students are invited to schedule a guided tour of our beautiful campus or attend an open house to learn more about our program.


Fill out and submit an application for your child.


First-grade applicants participate in a teacher-led 90-minute activity session with other applicants.

Second through fifth-grade applicants must visit Loudoun Country Day School for a full day. During the classroom visit, grade level assessments will be administered in reading, writing, and math by the classroom teacher.


Each applicant must provide a transcript of his or her academic record from their current school and a recommendation from a teacher who has taught the applicant. LCDS provides online recommendation forms.

Click here for the first-grade applicant recommendation form.

Click here for the second-eighth grade applicant recommendation form.

Please submit the Parent’s Authorization to Release Student Records form directly to your child’s school. All records or transcripts must be sent directly from the applicant’s school to LCDS.

Applicants for first through eighth grades must complete the WISC-V, a long-standing cognitive assessment administered by a licensed clinical psychologist. Results should not be more than a year old.

Applicants for first-grade who have not reached their sixth birthday at the time of testing should provide the results of the WPPSI evaluation, administered by a licensed clinical psychologist. A list of area psychologists who provide this service is available in the Admissions office.

Summer applicants must complete the grade-level assessments administered during a visit to the school.

Application Timeline

  • Late Fall – February 1st
    Applications are accepted for first consideration. Late applications and mid-year enrollment applications are considered upon space availability.
  • January – February
    Prospective students attend scheduled activity sessions or classroom visits. All documentation, including testing results, recommendations and transcripts are due.

Enrollment consideration is given upon completion of the admissions process and receipt of all necessary documentation. In accordance with AISGW guidelines, notification of admission decisions shall be no earlier than March 1, 2019.

Admission Events

  • Sunday Open House, 2-4pm
    Meet our faculty, tour our campus and learn about our guiding philosophy and student opportunities.
    January 13, 
    February 10, 
    March 3
    Register for an open house
  • School Day Tours
    See us in action! Visit LCDS on a school day for an inside look at life as a member of our community of learners.
    9am, Early Childhood
    10:30am, 1st-5th Grades
    1pm, Middle School
    October 22,
    November 5,
    April 1
  • Meet the Middle School
    5th-8th grade students and families are invited to tour and learn about LCDS’s engaging middle school program.
Nonprofit / Independent
Preschool — 8th Grade
Fax: 703.771.1346





20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA 20175