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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students448 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 13%
Students by GradeSpartanburg Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1260
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSpartanburg 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 DirectorCasey Bell
Endowment Size$19 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
EquestrianGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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."

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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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