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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,070
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Carrollwood Day School

An IB World School, Carrollwood Day School is known for excellence in academics with an emphasis on character development enriched by a wealth of arts, sports, and extracurricular programming. Students flourish in a rich continuum of learning that begins in preschool and will last a lifetime. CDS's signature STEEM program combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and entrepreneurship education.

"Education with Character" is the foundation of the culture at CDS. Faculty, staff, coaches, and parents partner to create an inclusive school community where students feel safe, supported, and connected.

Carrollwood Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
94 responses
Average ACT
28
63 responses

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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. 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.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • International Day
    22%
  • Sports events
    22%
  • Senior speeches
    17%
  • District theater competitions
    13%
  • IB Project Presentations
    13%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Parent Seminars
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,084
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    55%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $13,720
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $60,936
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $978
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $222,100
    National
    $184,700

    Carrollwood Day School Reviews

    89 reviews
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    I am a junior heading into my senior year here at Carrollwood Day School. I have attended since middle school and through high school. Overall I have been very satisfied with my time here and have received an education with great depth from teachers who really care about the well-being of their students. The college readiness at this school is very good. Since it is a smaller school, they are able to give more attention to their students. The school is an IB school, and due to that a good amount of effort needs to be put into your work. There is a slight competitive nature among some of the students. Having a smaller school makes it feel like a tight-knit community, however, it can seem like you see the same people a lot and group "cliques" can make it hard to branch out and meet new people. Overall, I really appreciate what I have gained from this school.
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    Carrollwood Day School is an excellent school with a top level education that includes outstanding caring teachers, a challenging IB program, balanced activities and academics, and a strong influence on caring for others. My daughter is in 7th grade and started there in fifth grade, it is the best school she has been in during her entire education. The teachers will challenge the student while offering support and encouragement! The program is well rounded and my daughter is able to excel there while managing training for competitive tennis after school five days a week! Homework is balanced and being well rounded while academically successful is completely possible! The administration is wonderful and communicate with parents easily! My daughter loves her education and will be above and beyond prepared for college in a few years!
    Awesome academics, teachers, & extra curricular activities. CDS is such a warm & happy place where my daughter loves to go every day & has had a successful educational experience! It’s a truly amazing place!