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Greensboro, North Carolina, is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. With a population of just under 300,000, Greensboro is large enough to offer great shopping, restaurants, and culture and small enough that commuting is a breeze.

Greensboro is the largest city in the Piedmont Triad, which also includes Winston-Salem and High Point. You can be in the Blue Ridge Mountains in two hours and on one of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches in three.

Greensboro boasts an impressive selection of local restaurants and craft breweries as well as several farmers markets. The city is also home to a symphony, ballet, a number of museums and theatres, and a performing arts center

The city boasts an extensive network of trails and greenways for walkers, runners, hikers, and bikers, including nearly 50 miles of trails around the city’s three lakes.

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Our Favorite Greensboro Things

Greensboro has a lot to offer! Here are some suggestions for things to do, recommended by the GDS community.

Our Program


Ages 2–5

Nurturing the joys of learning and independence

Lower School

Grades K–4

Encouraging curiosity and love of learning

Middle School

Grades 5–8

Guiding young people from childhood to adolescence

Upper School

Grades 9–12

Helping students discover their passions and prepare for college

GDS is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS).

Greensboro Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability (to the extent that reasonable accommodations are possible), sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other programs administered by the school.

Greensboro Day School does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs, services or facilities, including admissions, enrollment, and access to educational programs offered by the School in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Colorful Greensboro wall mural