Hickory Day School

2535 21st Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601-0286
Tel: (828)256-9492
Grades: PK-8 | 111 students
Hickory Day School instills a love of learning as a hallmark of academic excellence in an enriched learning environment, inspiring knowledgeable, principled and compassionate students reflecting 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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 111 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Hickory Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
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
Tuition Notes See web site for complete tuition details per grade level. The tuition rate varies depending on grade level.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Richard Seay


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports SoccerSoccer


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Sunshine Singers choir 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.

Profile last updated: 10/23/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Tabernacle Christian School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Stephen Lutheran School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tabernacle Christian School (1.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hickory
     St Stephen Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: KG-8 | 178 students
    0.9 miles
    2304 Springs Rd Ne
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • Hickory
    Grades: PK-12 | 109 students
    1.6 miles
    1225 29th Avenue Dr Ne
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • Conover
    Grades: K-12 | 99 students
    2.2 miles
    4643 County Home Road
    Conover, NC 28613
  • Hickory
    Little Folks School East
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 62 students
    2.3 miles
    410 21st Street Se
    Hickory, NC 28602
  • Hickory
    University Christian High School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
    2.7 miles
    602 7th Avenue NE
    Hickory, NC 28601

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