The following items must be completed and submitted as part of the application process:


This should be completed on-line through TADS.

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Teacher Recommendation(s)

Two recommendations are required for students applying to Grades 1 through 8. One recommendation is required for students applying to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten. To download the forms, click the grade(s) you are interested in applying for below:

Transcript or School Records

Required for students applying to Grades 1 through 8 only.

Application Fee

The application fee for 2020–2021 is $75. If this presents a financial hardship, please contact the Admissions Office at 919-383-8800 ext. 130.

Student Visits & Testing

Students applying to grades TK-1 are invited to spend a 1/2 day at Triangle Day School, and students applying to grades 2–8 are invited to spend a full day at Triangle Day School. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see TDS in action and get a sense of our community. Visiting students will be assessed individually for academic ability and in a class setting for social/emotional development. They will also have a buddy for the day. Parents should contact Deb Newlin, Director of Admissions, at 919-383-8800 ext. 130 to schedule a visit once the student’s application is complete.

For students applying to grades 6 – 8 – Students applying to Middle School must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Parents must register for this test on-line at Please note that the registration deadline is three weeks in advance of the test date. Children may take the ISEE at the most convenient test site for the family.

Admissions Deadlines

The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 school year is January 24, 2020.  Applications received after this date will be considered if there are spaces available.

Notification Deadlines*

Families applying for grades TK-K will be notified about admission on February 14, 2020.
Contract and Deposit for grades TK-K due March 6, 2020.

Families applying for grades 1-8 will be notified about admission on or before February 28, 2020.
Contract and Deposit for grades 1-8 due March 20, 2020.

Enrollment is contingent upon completion of previous grade and receipt of final transcripts.

*These notification deadlines are used by all schools in the Triangle Independent School Consortium and apply to families who met the January 31st deadline.