St. David's School

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St. David's School Photo #1 - St. David`s is an independent school in the Episcopal school tradition that prepares young men and women for college and life by challenging them to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue and knowledge.
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St. David's School Photo #1 - St. David`s is an independent school in the Episcopal school tradition that prepares young men and women for college and life by challenging them to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue and knowledge.
St. David's is an independent school in the Episcopal school tradition that prepares young men and women for college and life by challenging them to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue, and knowledge.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 653 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. David's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
653 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
St. David's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced French, Advanced Latin VI, Advanced Latin VII, Advanced Spanish, AP Art and Design, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Composition, AP Computer Science: Principles, AP Computer Science: Programming, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics
Average SAT score
1244
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
uniforms in grades PK-4; business casual wear for middle and upper school

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $11,800 - $26,700
Summer Program Cost
$250
Summer Program Cost Notes
Costs vary per program
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$15,000
Admissions Director
Virginia Matthews
Admissions Associate
Trey Walker

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Honor Council, Intramurals, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Prefect Council, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Theater Production, Visual Arts

School Notes

  • St. David's is an independent school in the Episcopal school tradition that prepares young men and women for college and life by challenging them to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue, and knowledge.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. David's School cost?
St. David's School's tuition is approximately $250 for summer students.
What schools are St. David's School often compared to?
St. David's Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like North Raleigh Christian Academy by visitors of our site.
Does St. David's School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. David's School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. David's School offer?
St. David's School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. St. David's School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for most sports offered.
What is St. David's School's ranking?
St. David's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for St. David's School?
The application deadline for St. David's School is Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is St. David's School located?
St. David's School is located in the North Hills neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. There are 4 other private schools located in North Hills.

School Calendar

View the St. David's School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School
August 13, 2024 (Tuesday)
Fall Break
September 27, 2024 (Friday)
Fall Break
September 30, 2024 (Monday)
Fall Break
October 01, 2024 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My three children happily get out of the car each morning at St. David`s School. With two middle school boys and a lower school girl, we find the small classroom environment, thoughtful rigor that fuels a love of learning, talented and loving teachers, and opportunities for the development of the whole child all to be key contributors to our love of this school. My kids are challenged academically while also learning to think well, love well, and understand the world from a biblical worldview. As a parent who loves to invest in the school, the SDS community as a whole Is source of connection and care for our family. It`s truly a privilege to take part in life at St. David`s school.
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5  
We''ve been at St. David's School for five years now, and to repeat what we tell our friends and family when the subject comes up -- it's the best decision we''ve ever made. We have always had our kids in a quality prep school because we value a top-notch education enough to sacrifice for it. But after years in a school that was not supportive of our faith, we wanted a faith-based school. The sad discovery we made, however, was that many Christian schools did not live up to the academic reputation that we were used to. St. David's changed all that. There we''ve found both challenging academics (even more challenging than the prestigious prep school we had sent our kids to before), and a Christian worldview. Our oldest gained acceptances to several top-tier colleges, and our younger two continue to love their experience as they move through middle and upper school. It has been worth every penny.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 653 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Raleigh, NC is $11,118 for elementary schools and $14,256 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Raleigh, NC is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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