Hickory Day School

2535 21st Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601-0286
Tel: (828)256-9492
Grades: PK-8 | 131 students
Hickory Day School instills in its students a love of learning in a unique environment that emphasizes academic excellence, critical-thinking skills, and global perspectives.
We develop individual talents, skills, and abilities by promoting active participation in a wide range of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities within a supportive, nurturing environment.
We foster a sustained love of learning allowing students to acquire a critical mass of significant knowledge by exploring themes of inquiry, which have global relevance and importance.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 131 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Hickory Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Monday-Thursday = khaki and collared shirts; Fridays = jeans/casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,000
Tuition Notes See web site for complete tuition details per grade level. The tuition rate varies depending on grade level.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Richard Seay


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballCross CountrySoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Envirothon, Science Olympiad, Sunshine Singers choir Art Club, Envirothon, Science Olympiad,
Sunshine Singers choir,

School Notes

  • The admissions committee looks for a love of learning and parental commitment to the IB program of the school. An admissions assessment is made for every applicant. This assessment involves both literacy and numeracy skills.
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The average acceptance rate in Hickory, NC is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).