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Davidson Day School is located at exit 30, off I-77, close to the Lake Norman area as well as Charlotte. Our mission is to foster academic excellence through collaboration, creativity, and character development, and these elements are woven into everything we do. We deliver an exceptional student experience for children from 2 years old through 12th grade, with attention to our core values: Meaningful connections. Our faculty, staff, and coaches build genuine relationships with students in their care, seeking to understand how they think, feel, and learn.
A secure, supportive learning environment. We prioritize physical, emotional, and intellectual safety in every academic and social environment.
Enriching experiences. We cultivate curious, well-rounded students. Our academic and extracurricular programs help students discover and explore their interests.
Integrity. We have high standards for honorable and respectful behavior. We expect our community members to be compassionate and contribute to the well-being of others.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 448 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,090
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Learning & Enrichment Center available to all students
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
448 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Davidson Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform from 3 yrs to 8th grade; dress code for 9th-12th grade)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early Childhood tuition is different from K-12. Please see web site for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Trent Brown
Admissions Associate
Caitlin Barndt



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Debate Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, Guitar Club, Honor Council, Math Olympiad, Outdoors Club, Photography Club, Science Club, Student Ambassador Program, Student Government Association
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 448 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,090
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Mecklenburg County, NC is $14,342 for elementary schools and $13,473 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mecklenburg County, NC is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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