Welcome from the Admissions Directors

Thank you for your interest in Carrollwood Day School.

As you explore the many opportunities Carrollwood Day School offers students and families, please know that the admission office is here to help in any way we can. Our school meets the needs of many, but not all children. We believe that it is just as important for families to thoughtfully choose the right school for their children as it is for us to carefully select each new member of our student body. We strive to make our admission process extremely personal and individualized to help you determine if CDS is the “right fit” for your child and family. 

Visiting our website is a great first step in the admission process, but the best way to learn about Carrollwood Day School is by visiting our campuses. We host admissions events at both campuses in the Fall: the small scale VIP series at the Bearss Avenue Campus and the ECC Open Houses at the Early Childhood Campus. Families are also welcome to schedule a personal tour at either our ECC or Bearss Avenue Campus throughout the year.

We hope you will take advantage of one of these opportunities to visit. There’s nothing like seeing our children and teachers in action to give you an immediate sense of what makes CDS great.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.


Michelle Caceres                                         Dawn Schweitzer      
Director of Lower School Admissions       Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions

CDS Admissions Viewbook

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Carrollwood Day School embraces and celebrates the rich diversity of our students, employees, and families from all backgrounds. As an International Baccalaureate continuum school, CDS strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where each person is valued. We work to intentionally develop cross-cultural competency and appreciation of differences within all constituents. We value the influence of a wide range of experiences and perspectives in our classrooms, relationships, and interactions as we prepare our students to contribute to a diverse and interconnected world.

Non-Discrimination Policy

CDS admits qualified students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin and is non-discriminatory in all policies and school administered programs.