Triangle Day School

As a warm and welcoming community devoted to academic excellence, Triangle Day School ignites intellectual curiosity, fosters compassion and integrity, and nurtures creativity, inspiring confidence in each student to lead a life of purpose.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1991

Student Body

Total Students263 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Triangle Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
Tuition Notes2020-2021 Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: $13,665 Grades 1-5: $15,125 Grades 6-8: $16,990
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDeb Newlin


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
First Lego League Robotics, IMACS, MathCounts, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance Club, Ensemble Music & Band

School Notes

  • Welcome to Triangle Day School
  • As you read about the numerous programs and traditions, time-tested core values, and commitment to excellence that define TDS, I hope that you will further your exploration by visiting campus to see us in action. When you walk through the door, you`ll discover why my wife and I chose Triangle Day School for our three children.
  • Scholarship
  • Academic excellence and intellectual engagement lie at the heart of our mission at TDS. In small classes, thoughtful, creative, and dedicated teachers develop a wonderful rapport with the children, set the bar high, and then support students as they strive to reach their goals. Whether it`s a first grader making a video in Spanish, a fifth-grader researching a city for his entire class to visit, or an eighth-grader presenting her research project to the school community, our students find joy in learning and take pride in achievement. Along the way, they develop a healthy self-confidence which serves them well in high school and beyond.
  • Character
  • While formal classes exist in both Lower and Middle School, our commitment to developing character and instilling our five core values extends far beyond this time. Held to high standards, students understand the importance of integrity and respect. Engaged in close relationships, students appreciate the value of kindness and empathy. Presented with opportunities to lead and to serve, students learn the significance of selflessness and compassion.
  • Community
  • At TDS, every student feels known, connected, valued, and loved. We are small by design, and everyone`s talents matter here. Come wander our hallways, and you`ll see a kindergartener give a hug to a seventh-grader. Within a safe, comfortable environment, students rise to meet challenges and support one another in the process.
  • I look forward to meeting you during your visit to campus. I hope you consider joining the Triangle Day School family.
  • Sincerely,
  • Doug Norry
  • Head of School

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