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Part of the admission process at Country Day includes student testing or evaluation. There are several opportunities throughout the year for students to be tested and evaluated on Saturdays from November through April. Please note there are different types of tests/evaluations depending upon the entering grade/program of the student.


Students entering Early Childhood through grade 2 will participate in an evaluation conducted by Country Day faculty members. Students entering grades 3 – 4 will take an Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). All families with students entering Early Childhood – Grade 4 must schedule an evaluation or testing date and time by calling (513) 979-0220.

Date Test/Evaluation Type Registration Deadline
Dec. 9, 2023

Kindergarten - Grade 4 OLSAT

By reservation
Feb 24, 2024

EC, Montessori, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten - 4 Evaluation

By reservation

April 13, 2024

EC By reservation


All applicants to grades 5 through 12 must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Applicants may take the ISEE paper test in a small group setting at Cincinnati Country Day School or other school test site. ERB register now for the ISEE graphicApplicants also have the option of taking the ISEE Online at a Prometric Testing Center or via ISEE's Testing at Home option. To register for the ISEE paper or online tests, or for more information, click the icon to the right.

Time Test/Evaluation Type Registration Deadline
Nov. 18, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ISEE October 28, 2023
Feb. 10, 2024 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ISEE January 20, 2024
April 13, 2024 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ISEE March 23, 2024

Cincinnati Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age (40 or over), national origin, ancestry, or military service/veteran status in the administration of its educational programs and policies, admission decisions, tuition aid programs, employment practices and benefits, athletics, or other school-administered programs.

September 30 is generally the birth date deadline for enrollment in a specific grade level.


To be considered for need-based tuition aid from Country Day, interested families must file the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and upload all requested documents.

The form can be found at:

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