Hickory Day School

  • Hickory Day School instills in its students a love of learning in a unique environment that emphasizes academic excellence, critical-thinking skills, and 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedtesting accommodations, reading specialist, mathematics specialist
Year Founded1993
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students130 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeHickory Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Monday-Thursday = khaki and collared shirts; Fridays = jeans/casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,000
Tuition NotesSee web site for complete tuition details per grade level. The tuition rate varies depending on grade level.
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRick Seay
Admissions AssociateSara Gane
Endowment Size$0.1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, SoccerArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Clubs, Chess Club, STEM Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Sunshine Singers choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Running Clu

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.

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  • Hickory
    Grades: PK-12 | 486 students
    3.6 miles
    3260 6th St. Dr. NW
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)324-5405
    3.6 PK-12
    486
  • Hudson
    Grades: PK-12 | 126 students
    13.5 miles
    239 Mount Herman Rd
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828)726-0055
    13.5 PK-12
    126
  • Spartanburg
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    67 miles
    384 S Spring St
    Spartanburg, SC 29306
    (864)585-3046
    67 NS-8
    122
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     St Stephen Lutheran School
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    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    0.9 miles
    2304 Springs Rd Ne
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)256-2166
    0.9 PK-8
    168
  • Hickory
    Grades: PK-12 | 97 students
    1.6 miles
    1225 29th Avenue Dr NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)324-9936
    1.6 PK-12
    97

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The average acceptance rate in Hickory, NC is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).