What Sets Alexandria Country Day & Independent Schools Apart?

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Enrollment Information

Tuition for 2018-2019: $5,990
Tuition Assistance is available and is awarded on the basis of need. Please call for more information.
A Meal Plan is available from Piccadilly or students can bring a packed lunch.

Non-refundable registration fee: $250.00
Activity fees vary from $315 - $365 depending on grade level (fee includes a technology fee, art fee, yearbook fee, Parent Club dues, and classroom fees, which  go toward fees and activities throughout the school year).

2018-2019 Enrollment Information

The following page shows the table for our yearly tuition and student fees being charged, including an explanation of how fees are utilized.  The table shows current fees and will be updated as needed when fees change. 

The Classroom Fee includes the cost for field trips, class parties, a school carnival booth, and teacher appreciation luncheon/gifts.  All other fees are self-explanatory, i.e., Art Fee for art supplies.

There are 2 options available when paying online application fees.  
* Credit Card with a 3.6% fee
* ACH (checking account) with no additional fees assessed

Economic Hardship Waivers include either a reduction or waiver of fees dependent upon documentation verifying the need for assistance.  Examples of such documentation include:  proof of unemployment benefits or public assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid, or documentation showing children in foster care.  Each waiver request will be reviewed on a case by case basis, based upon documentation submitted.  No records will be withheld for failure to pay a fee.

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Enrollment & Activity Fee Breakdown Chart

Open Enrollment Begins February 21, 2018
Registration fee: $250

The link below will take you to our online Application for Admission. This link is for students who are new to ACDS. You will need to choose the Apply Now button. You will need to provide some personal information and choose Applying for Year: 2018-2019.

Once you get logged in, choose the form titled “18-19 Application for Admission”. Fill in the requested information. To navigate through the form, use the next button at the bottom of each page. You will be required to pay $259.00 application fee. You may use a credit card or click the radio button next to CHECK and enter the credit card information OR your banking information.

You will be notified of the date/time for the required screening or placement test, depending on the age of the child you are enrolling.

Once your child is accepted to ACDS, you will receive a link to another form to finish the enrollment process. This form will allow you to pay the classroom fees, etc.

Please let us know if you have any problems with the forms.  

In the meantime, please send copies of birth certificate, social security card, and current shot record to the school by mail or you can drop them off to the school.

Thank you so much and we look forward to having your family join our ACDS family!

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Admission Requirements

• The following documents are required to complete the online application:
Please mail or deliver the below items to ACDS (5603 Bayou Rapides Rd.-Alexandria, LA 71303).

-Copy of Birth Certificate
-Copy of Social Security Card
-Copy of current shot records
-Copy of report card (current and last school year)
-Copy of standardized test scores are required for grades 1 through 8

*Previous School Record Request 

• We will review all of your documentation along with your application. There may be a short interview or evaluation with your child to determine academic need. Students in second through eighth grades will be required to take a placement test, which will be administered at the school. There is a fee associated with the placement test. 

• The admissions process for PK3 - 1st grade includes a screening for developmental readiness. The screening is done on our campus by certified teachers.

Placement tests and screenings will scheduled by the school after your registration is complete.

After School Programs

• ACDS offers After-School Care for PreK3 – 8th grade students. The hours are 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

• Study Zone is an after-school tutorial program which is available for 3rd – 8th grade students. The program is under the direction of ACDS teachers.

Alexandria Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, disability or any other type of protected category in violation of state or federal law or regulation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Kim Roberts
ACDS Director of Admissions

ACDS School
5603 Bayou Rapides Rd.
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 448-1475

Open Enrollment

ACDS Open Enrollment
2018/2019 School Year
PK3-8th Grade
Starts:  February 21, 2018
$250 Registration Fee

Contact Kim Roberts, Admissions Director at (318) 448-1475 for more information

Annual Fund Drive

Because of you, over 400 ACDS students are “Growing Bright Futures” and becoming creative, innovative future leaders.  Your generosity ensures that Alexandria Country Day School continues to provide the best education in Central Louisiana.  On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and financial support.

Our goal is to reach out to the Cenla community and share our exemplary traditions of education and character.   Even though we empower over 400 students now, there are still so many we would like to share the Alexandria Country Day School difference with through scholarships and financial assistance.

CLICK HERE to support our efforts or return your gift to:
ACDS/ 5603 Bayou Rapides Rd./ Alexandria/ LA/ 71301/ Attention “Growing Bright Futures”.




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Donations may be made by cash or by credit card. Checks should be made payable to ACDS and mailed to ACDS Annual Fund Drive, 5603 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303. You can make a credit card donation by clicking on the give online button and following the instructions on the secure gift form. All donations to the annual fund drive are tax deductible as allowed by law. ACDS is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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Welcome to Alexandria Country Day School

Alexandria Country Day School was founded in 1969, and is an independent, coeducational school. We are non-sectarian, and serve grades Prekindergarten 3 through 8. ACDS offers a challenging curriculum as well as many opportunities to excel in athletics and in the arts. Many of our alumni go on to become National Merit Scholars and are accepted and win scholarships to some of the finest universities in the nation.

Contact Us:

5603 Bayou Rapides Road.
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: 318-448-1475
FAX: 318-442-7924
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