What Sets Alexandria Country Day & Independent Schools Apart?

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Click HERE for What Sets ACDS Apart PDF

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

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


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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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Alexandria Country Day School

Over $114,000 was raised through our 3rd annual event.  
Funds will directly benefit our students, teachers and classrooms through...
rofessional development for our teachers
*Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM) teaching materials purchases
*ACDS gym renovation debt contribution
*Additional ACDS building improvements

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