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 Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students128 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 18%
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 Size13 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 DirectorRichard Seay

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Envirothon, Science Olympiad, Sunshine Singers choir Art Club, Envirothon, Science Olympiad,
Sunshine Singers choir,

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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