Spartanburg Day School

At Spartanburg Day School, there is a difference. Our community provides each student with an unparalleled education. Here, they are known. They feel safe to take risks, own their learning and achieve their personal best. Our students are confident learners who are prepared to meet the challenges of college and of life.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 448 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Spartanburg Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
448 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Spartanburg Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Physics 2, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1260
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Spartanburg Day School offers flexible tuition: 2K-3K: $9,202-$10,223 4K: $9,571-$10,609 Kindergarten: $3,558-$14,230 1-4: $4,195-$16,777 5-8: $4,744-$18,931 9-12: $4,952-$19,807
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bethany Cobb
Endowment Size
$19 million

Sports

School Notes

  • Talk to anyone at Spartanburg Day School-parents, teachers, staff or students-and one of the first words you'll hear is "community." From the first time you set foot on campus, it's apparent that Spartanburg Day School is built on relationships. It's evident in the way the faculty know students, celebrating their strengths and bolstering areas that need improvement. You see it in how students accept and encourage one another, and the genuine warmth with which they welcome new students. Parents in particular talk about the feeling of community among Spartanburg Day School families. "We've all chosen to be here," one mother explains. "We all want the best education for our children."

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We have two children at SDS who started in 4k and are both now in upper School. Our experience in all divisions has been the best! Our current distant learning situation has us loving SDS and the teachers even more. I would not have though possible to love it any more than we already did! The children are continuing to be engaged, challenged, motivated, and supported! We love SDS and all the facility and staff. They are terrific! Thank you SDS!
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5  
I graduated in 2015 from the Spartanburg Day School and completed grades 7-12 at SDS. This place was such a warm community for me. I was appreciated as an individual, a student, a leader, and a friend. I found leadership roles in the Upper School that truly helped me mature and grow. As a rising junior in college, I have found that my education at SDS more than prepared me for a college workload. I learned how to manage my time with my studies and extracurriculars as a high school student. This is an invaluable skill.I am currently interning at the Day School during my summer off from my studies. I feel as though I never left. I hope this is a testament to how much I appreciate this community.
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5  
My daughter has been at SDS since 4K and she will be entering 4th grade next year. I have been so impressed with the advanced curriculum, the quality teachers and with the small class size. In 4K, she went to PE 4 days a week, art 2x a week, and library, Chinese, Computer (Mac Lab) and Music all 1x a week. She could count from 1 to 100 in Chinese at the age of 4...In 3rd grade, she learned the skeletal system and the basics of Algebra in a math/science based class called Frontiers. In addition, she has developed so much confidence. The teachers encourage the kids to ask questions and to be inquirers at such a young age, that very little intimidates them...What a wonderful environment! I look forward to her middle and upper school years at SDS. In addition,their endowed art program is amazing!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 448 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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