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Greensboro Day School
5401 Lawndale Drive    
Greensboro, North Carolina  27455  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day 12 950 students


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Founded:   1970

Mission:  Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world

Guiding Principles:

We commit to provide our students:

  • challenging and inspiring academic programs that support students in achieving their potential in college and life
  • a socially and economically diverse community that honors and nurtures relationships among students, faculty, and community
  • exceptional extra-curricular opportunities that enrich the educational experience
  • global perspectives that cultivate respect for others and promote stewardship of the environment

Grades served:  Transitional Kindergarten – 12

Affiliation:  Families of all faiths are welcomed and encouraged to share their traditions with the school community.

Student Enrollment:  Just under 900 students

Faculty:  106 full-time faculty - 61% have advanced degrees and average 19 years teaching experience

Faculty/Student ratio:  1:8

AP Courses Offered:   18 (21 advanced/ 2 honors)

One laptop for every student in grades 6-12; Computer lab for grades TK-5; Extensiveeducation on safety and use.

College Placement
4-person college guidance staff; 100% of graduates accepted to college; 2011 graduates received over $3.1 million in merit scholarships to 4-year institutions.

Sustainability Vision Statement
Greensboro Day School recognizes that the health and well-being of the planet and all forms of life within it depend on a relationship of mutual enhancement between the human community and the natural world. Our program, facilities, and operations will embrace this vision.

Diversity Statement
We are dedicated to cultivating a principled community of learners that welcomes diversity, including: age, culture, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomics.

Special program features

  • Honor Code:  Student/faculty initiated and maintained program central to school's culture
  • Academic advising system with 1:9 teacher/student ratio
  • Integrated experiential education component:  Week-long service/activities for Grades 9-11; 5-week senior project program; Junior Backpacking trip
  • Comprehensive Student Support Services program with learning resource specialists, math and written-language resource specialists, ESL, and guidance counselors; faculty trained in learning differences
  • Student leadership/community service opportunities through involvement in clubs, student government and service-learning projects

A broad arts program is offered with courses in visual arts, choral and instrumental music, and drama. Advanced training in technical theatre teaches behind-the-scenes skills.

GDS fields 40 sports teams with an average of 85 percent of our students participating in some form of organized athletics in the Middle School, junior varsity or varsity level.

Extended Day
Extended day hours are offered to children in grades TK-5. Before- and after-school hours are provided for all grades.

Summer Program
GDS offers academic and enrichment programs during the summer, as well as sports camps for ages 4-adult.

School Hours:  TK: 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; K-12: 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuition:   $8,200-$18,980

Tuition Assistance:  Financial aid awarded in 20011-12: $2.8 million, 20% of student body

Annual Fund Giving (as of 6-30-2011):  $756,000

Board of Trustees:   24

Accreditation:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools

Diversity Mission Statement