Charlottesville Day School

  • At Charlottesville Day School, students discover the joy of learning and demonstrate a positive attitude towards lifelong intellectual, moral, and social growth.
  • Children at CDS develop the self-confidence, imagination, and skills to live fulfilling lives and to realize their individual potential.
  • CDS provides a supportive educational environment that fosters respect for others, develops well rounded interests, rewards sportsmanship, and cultivates interpersonal skills.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students184 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Charlottesville Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: NS-8 | 106 students
    2.1 miles
    120 Waldorf Sshool Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434) 973-4946
    2.1 NS-8
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-12 | 560 students
    5.6 miles
    175 Hickory St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434) 220-7330
    5.6 PK-12
  • Charlottesville
    Peabody School
    Peabody School Photo - Middle School orchestra students prepare for their spring music performances and the Music in the Parks competition.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 215 students
    5.4 miles
    1232 Stoney Ridge Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434) 296-6901
    5.4 PK-8
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-12 | 885 students
    3 miles
    2132 Ivy Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 296-5106
    3 PK-12
  • Blacksburg
    Grades: K-8 | 123 students
    119.6 miles
    2500 N Main St
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
    (540) 552-6693
    119.6 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Adore this school. Kids are nurtured, supported, and challenged all at the same time. Both our excited to start each day.
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CDS is a Godsend. My daughter has flourished academically and socially in the very student-centered, nurturing environment. The teachers are top-notch and the experience has been a breath of fresh air. She runs into the building because she's so excited to go to school!
- Posted by
The best school in Virginia. Amazing Faculty!
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This is the top school in Charlottesville. Too many wonderful things to write. Schedule a tour. Seriously. My reason for writing: Much of the information listed in this database is incorrect: The CDS campus is conveniently located DOWNTOWN at 320 10th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, which is diagonal from the old Martha Jefferson Hospital building. CDS serves preschool through middle school. (2 years old through 8th grade)
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