Country Day may be turning away prospective students this year for the first time in three years.

Grades four, six, seven and nine are all full and any more students seeking admission to these grades will be placed on a waitlist, according to Lonna Bloe- dau, director of admissions.

As a whole, Country Day opened this year with a total enrollment of 469 students, one more than last year. As of Sept. 7, there were 474 students enrolled.

In the high school, enrollment was 135 as of Sept. 7, compared to last year’s 131.

None of the four high-school classes have dropped in size, and five new international students joined the freshman and sopho- more classes.

The lower school lost a total of 25 students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, second, third and fifth grades, but large numbers of new students in the middle school led to “incremental growth in the right direction (overall),” Bloedau said.

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