Admission FAQs

When should I apply?

We begin accepting applications in the fall for admission to the following school year.

Is it too late to apply for the current school year?

We will accept applications at any time for grades where we have openings.

If I apply, when will I be notified about admission?

Greensboro Day School has a rolling admission process. Notifications for the 2017-2018 school year will begin in early February and continue on a rolling basis every two to three weeks.

When can my child take the admission screening?

All applicants to GDS are required to take an age-appropriate admission test. Test times are scheduled by appointment. Please refer to the specific division (Early Education, Lower, Middle, Upper) for the specific list of dates.

How much does it cost to attend Greensboro Day School?

For the 2016-17 school year, Greensboro Day School's tuition is:

Bitty Bengals Full Day $8,500
Bitty Bengals Morning Program $6,500
Junior Kindergarten $10,200
Kindergarten $16,630
Grades 1st - 4th $18,990
Grades 5th - 8th $21,600
Grades 9th-12th $22,500

What types of financial assistance does GDS offer? Does the school give athletic or academic scholarships?

Financial Aid at GDS is based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and is offered in the form of a grant, meaning the money does not need to be repaid. This grant is applied toward tuition and laptop expense only.  A committee of staff members considers all financial aid applications in strictest confidence, awarding grants based on a need analysis provided by Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) and on other special circumstances explained by the family in writing.

Greensboro Day School does not offer athletic scholarships. For more information about our endowments, please click here

The school offers several payment options for families. No loans are available through the school. For more information about financial aid, please click here

Does Greensboro Day School provide bus transportation?

Greensboro Day School offers bus transportation routes in several areas of Guilford and Alamance County. For more information about routes and fees, please visit

Does GDS administer End-of-Grade or End-of-Course testing?

GDS does not administer North Carolina End-of-Grade or End-of-Course testing. GDS does administer standardized achievement tests annually to students beginning in grade 3. These standardized tests provide parents and the school with an objective measure of student achievement and program effectiveness relative to external reference points. This testing is never the focus of our academic program and is not used to determine promotion from one grade to the next. For a more detailed description of standardized testing at GDS, including college admission testing, please click here.
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