Gaston Day School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (704)864-7744
2001 Gaston Day School Road
Gastonia, NC 28056
  • Founded in 1967, Gaston Day School is a nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for grades pre-school through 12 with approximately 500 students and 65 full and part-time faculty and staff.
  • Gaston Day attracts students from a five county area including Gaston, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Cleveland, and York and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • It is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the North Carolina Association of Independent schools and approved by the North Carolina Department of Education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Academy
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Average SAT score1280
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes$4,550 - $15,450
% on Financial Aid
49%
Admissions DirectorDavidson Hobson
Admissions AssociateSusan Gibson

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Bloggers Club, Blutopia, Chess Club, Classics Club, Drama Club, French Club, Girls on the Run, iGem (International Genetically Engineered Machines), Middle School Literary Magazine, Peer Mentoring, Public Debate Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Government (middle and upper schools), The Point, Theatre Arts, Upper School Literay and Arts Magazine, Yearbook Bloggers Club, Blutopia, Chess Club, Classics Club, Drama Club, French Club, Peer Mentoring, Spanish Club, The Point, Theatre Arts, Yearbook, Girls on the Run,
iGem (International Genetically Engineered Machines),
Middle School Literary Magazine,
Public Debate Club,
Science Olympiad,
Student Government (middle and upper schools),
Upper School Literay and Arts Magazine,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1967, Gaston Day School is a nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for grades pre-kindergarten through 12 with approximately 500 students and 65 full and part-time faculty and staff. Gaston Day attracts students from a five county area including Gaston, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Cleveland, and York and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the North Carolina Association of Independent schools and approved by the North Carolina Department of Education.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  10/14/2017
Gaston Day has been an excellent choice for our family. School faculty and staff have gone out of their way to make our transition into the high school comfortable and welcoming. The teachers are energetic and interested in the needs of each child. Thanks to the smaller size, they are able to individualize learning effectiveness. Instilling intellectual passion is also important and the teachers and staff model that for the students. I feel confident that we have found the perfect school!
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5  10/14/2017
Choosing Gaston Day School for our son has been the best decision we have ever made. From the first time we set foot on campus, it has felt like home. The hospitality shown by students, faculty and staff, and families is second to none, the academics are challenging and teachers support students' learning, the food is top notch (an important component to a growing boy), and the campus and athletics facilities are beautiful. The campus grounds are breathtaking and allow for an outdoor classroom experience with authentic learning opportunities. For a school of its size the advanced academic classes, music, art, theater, and sports opportunities are exemplary. We look forward to watching our son grow academically, athletically, and as a citizen of the community through his experience at Gaston Day School. Gaston Day is living its mission and values and we are proud to be a part of the Gaston Day family.
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