GDS Fast Facts
Mission: Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.
We commit to provide our students:
- challenging and inspiring academic programs that support students in achieving their potential in college and life
- a socially and economically diverse community that honors and nurtures relationships among students, faculty, and community
- exceptional extra-curricular opportunities that enrich the educational experience
- global perspectives that cultivate respect for others and promote stewardship of the environment
Grades served: 4-Year Old (preschool) - 12th
Affiliation: Families of all faiths are welcomed and encouraged to share their traditions with the school community.
Student Enrollment: Approximately 875 students
Faculty: 100 full-time faculty - 61% have advanced degrees and average 19 years teaching experience
Faculty/Student ratio: 1:8
AP Courses Offered: 18 (21 advanced/ 2 honors)
One laptop for every student in grades 6-12; Computer lab for grades JK-5; Extensive education on safety and use.
4-person college guidance staff; 100% of graduates accepted to college; 2011 graduates received over $3.1 million in merit scholarships to 4-year institutions.
Sustainability Vision Statement
Greensboro Day School recognizes that the health and well-being of the planet and all forms of life within it depend on a relationship of mutual enhancement between the human community and the natural world. Our program, facilities, and operations will embrace this vision.
We are dedicated to cultivating a principled community of learners that welcomes diversity, including: age, culture, gender, race, religion, faith, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, and ability.
Special program features
Honor Code: Student/faculty initiated and maintained program central to school's culture
Academic advising system with 1:9 teacher/student ratio
Integrated experiential education component: Week-long service/activities for Grades 9-11; 5-week senior project program; Junior Backpacking trip
Comprehensive Student Support Services
program with learning resource specialists, math and written-language resource specialists, ESL, and guidance counselors; faculty trained in learning differences
Student leadership/community service opportunities through involvement in clubs, student government and service-learning
A broad arts program is offered with courses in visual arts, choral and instrumental music, and drama. Advanced training in technical theatre teaches behind-the-scenes skills.
GDS fields 40 sports teams with an average of 85 percent of our students participating in some form of organized athletics in the Middle School, junior varsity or varsity level.
Before- and after-school hours are provided for all grades.
GDS offers academic and enrichment camps during the summer, as well as sports camps for ages 4-adult.
School Hours: BB: 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; JK-12: 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuition Assistance: Financial aid awarded in 20011-12: $2.1 million, 22% of student body
Annual Fund Giving (Fiscal year 2011): $756,000
Board of Trustees: 24
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools