Gaston Day School

2001 Gaston Day School Road
Gastonia, NC 28056-0280
Tel: (704)864-7744
Grades: NS-12 | 503 students
Founded in 1967, Gaston Day School is a nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for grades pre-school through 12 with approximately 500 students and 65 full and part-time faculty and staff.
Gaston Day attracts students from a five county area including Gaston, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Cleveland, and York and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
It is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the North Carolina Association of Independent schools and approved by the North Carolina Department of Education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Academy
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 503 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Gaston Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1835
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $4,550 - $15,450
Admissions Director Davidson Hobson
Admissions Associate Susan Gibson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bloggers Club, Blutopia, Upper School Literay and Arts Magazine, Chess Club, Classics Club, Drama Club, French Club, Girls on the Run, Middle School Literary Magazine, Peer Mentoring, Public Debate Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Government (middle and upper schools), The Point, yearbook, iGem (International Genetically Engineered Machines) Bloggers Club, Chess Club, Classics Club, Drama Club, French Club, Peer Mentoring, Spanish Club, Blutopia, Upper School Literay and Arts Magazine,
Girls on the Run,
Middle School Literary Magazine,
Public Debate Club,
Science Olympiad,
Student Government (middle and upper schools),
The Point, yearbook,
iGem (International Genetically Engineered Machines),

School Notes

  • Founded in 1967, Gaston Day School is a nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for grades pre-kindergarten through 12 with approximately 500 students and 65 full and part-time faculty and staff. Gaston Day attracts students from a five county area including Gaston, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Cleveland, and York and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the North Carolina Association of Independent schools and approved by the North Carolina Department of Education.
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