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Notes for Prospective Students
Greensboro Day School opened its doors in 1970, the result of
the dreams and hard work of dozens of parents who challenged
themselves to build the best education possible for their children
and for generations of children to come.
Few of those parents
expected a school of 95 students to grow so quickly into the leader
in independent education that it is today.
build a socially and economically diverse community that honors and
nurtures relationships among students, faculty and community within
a dynamic educational environment...
is one we have gladly accepted
Our academic programs are designed to engage, challenge, and
In our Lower School, we know that every child is unique, and every
child learns differently.
Our differentiated-instruction approach
enables us to teach children the way they learn best and move them
along at their own pace.
It’s a personalized approach
requiring our teachers to understand how each student processes
ideas, and to modify their teaching techniques to address each
student’s needs.We’re educating students for a world
that will be constantly changing.
To stay at the forefront of that
change, we are continually adapting and updating our programs.
is about more than just technology—we incorporate the latest
research on child development in our teaching to be sure
we’re employing the best instructional practices.
The Middle School at GDS is ideal preparation for the challenges
and fast pace of the Upper School.
Our program incorporates the
latest research on adolescent brain development.
This enables us to
introduce challenging material and concepts with the right blend of
independent and collaborative learning.
Freedoms expand, teaching
students the responsibility that goes with them.
But students also
receive the continuous support that makes them confident in their
abilities.Greensboro Day School students are at home learning
By Middle School they are accustomed to
constantly evolving technology, and they utilize the latest
programs for homework and projects as part of their preparation for
Along with classes that include History in Film, Marine Science,
and Cabaret , we extend our Upper School classroom boundaries
through technology: teachers moderate online discussions, post
videos of class lectures, develop class web pages, and tweet
The wide variety of classes and approaches
mean our students pursue their interests and take those interests
as far as they want.
But whatever they take— regular classes,
advanced classes—it’s always challenging and
in-depth.With trips from Australia to New York City to India, our
students take learning beyond the classroom.
Seniors spend four
weeks off campus testing a possible career.
Juniors push their
limits for five days backpacking through Pisgah National Forest.
Sophomore Service Week jumpstarts students’ drive to really
make a difference.
And freshmen choose from nearly 20 different
activities for WoW (Without Walls) Week.