Hickory Day School

Tel: (828)256-9492
  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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

Student Body

Total Students129 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
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
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
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRick Seay
Admissions AssociateSara Gane
Endowment Size$0.1 million


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Clubs, Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Sunshine Singers choi

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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