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Yes, we have a dynamic, comprehensive, and challenging academic program with unsurpassed facilities, but our real secret is in the interpersonal, ethical, and intellectual foundations we lay for your child’s future success. Access to our intentional model is now easier to obtain through Customized Tuition. Find the Tuition Calculator on this page and begin to explore the possibilities.

In an instant gratification world of Snapchat streaks, Facebook likes and participation medals, Greensboro Day School’s joyful, caring and trustworthy learning community stands apart.

For most children, future success is not rooted in the Quadratic Formula, memorizing the date of the Battle of Bull Run or the Periodic table, but how you manage time, relationships, and yourself. Success is not measured by where you attend college, it’s measured on how well you engage and contribute in teams, how you manage your digital citizenship, your empathy and service to others, and your respect towards those you meet along the way.

This preparation and foundation are why GDS is an educational leader in the Triad and why for 50 years families have invested in their children and Greensboro Day School.

"I chose, 13 years ago, and continue to choose Greensboro Day School for my girls first and foremost because GDS teaches them to be solid people as well as solid scholars. It prepares them not only for college, but for life outside of college. They are nurtured, challenged, supported and encouraged daily to be better than the day before. What more could I ask for?" 

Holly Jones, parent of Morgan '20 and Madi '25.

Customized Tuition

Select your family's gross annual income and your child's upcoming grade level to calculate your customized tuition rate. It is important to note that this estimate is for one child only. Families must complete the FAST application and be extended an offer of admission prior to receiving an official grant.

Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about Customized Tuition.

Tuition Information

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  • Tuition for 2020-21

    No family at Greensboro Day School pays the full cost of a GDS education. Grants, donors, and fundraising efforts limit the parent commitment to a maximum of 90% of the cost of a GDS education. Last year, 28% of GDS families received a need-based financial aid award to offset tuition. Over 2.3 million dollars were distributed to GDS families in financial aid.

    Though some families at Greensboro Day School can afford the full tuition rate, a significant number of families could not be at Greensboro Day School without substantial financial assistance.

    If you believe your family would need financial assistance to attend Greensboro Day School we encourage you to contact Vivian Wilder to discuss your situation. We welcome the opportunity to share with you how we can make this outstanding opportunity for your child available to you.

    Bengal Tots (2-year-olds) *Full-day          $10,200                               
    Bitty Bengals (3-year-olds) *Full-day$9,980
    Junior Kindergarten$10,830
    Grades 1-4$20,475
    Grade 5-8 $23,270
    Grades 9-12$24,475
    * Full-day hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Payment Options and Fees

    Parents are billed the full year's tuition, due in August, and may elect payment schedules of 1, 2, 9, or 12 installments. The 2-, 9-, and 12-month installment plans include an additional service charge. Purchase of tuition refund insurance and student accident insurance is optional. Please contact the Business Office for more information.

    Following is a list of tuition plus service charges associated with the payment plans the School offers. The service charges are added to tuition and billed according to the payment plan chosen.

    2-Month Payment Plan
    GradeTuitionService Charge
    Bengal Tots$10,200$235
    Bitty Bengals $8,500-$9,980$235
    Junior Kindergarten$10,830$249
    Grades 1-4$20,475$471
    Grades 5-8$23,270$535
    Grades 9-12$24,475$535


    9-Month Payment Plan
    GradeTuitionService Charge
    Bengal Tots$10,200$383
    Bitty Bengals$8,500-$9,980$383
    Junior Kindergarten$10,830$406
    Grades 1-4$20,475$768
    Grades 5-8$23,270$873
    Grades 9-12$24,475$918


    12-Month Payment Plan
    GradeTuitionService Charge
    Bengal Tots$10,200$204
    Bitty Bengals $8,500-$9,980$204
    Junior Kindergarten$10,830$217
    Grades 1-4$20,475$410
    Grades 5-8$23,270$465
    Grades 9-12$24,475$490


    Both the 9-month and 12-month plans require auto-debit. If you choose either of these plans, banking information will be required when completing the online enrollment contract.

    Optional Tuition Refund Insurance
    Bengal Tots         $148                   
    Bitty Bengals$123 - $145
    Junior Kindergarten$145
    Grades 1-4$297
    Grades 5-8$337
    Grades 9-12$355

  • Additional Estimated Expenses

    In addition to the cost of tuition, families can expect to spend additional funds on the following (if applicable):
    • School supplies
    • Technology fees
    • Laptop (Upper School only)
    • Bengal Cafe meals 
    • After-school care (Lower and Middle School) 
    • School fund-raisers, raffles
    • Service project collections
    • Book fair purchases
    • Group classroom pictures
    • Yearbooks
    • Teacher gifts/class parties
    • Suzuki lessons
    • After-school activities (i.e., drama, dance, yoga, science, etc)
    • Athletics 
    Please note that additional expenses differ according to grade and student needs/interests.
  • Optional Bus Service

    Route Areas POTENTIALLY Serviced
    Two-Way Fee 
    One Way Fee 
    East Greensboro Area
    West Greensboro Area
    Northern/Southern Shores Area
    Old Irving Park Area
    New Irving Park Area
    Starmount Area/Brassfield
    Sunset Hills Area
    Areas 8 - 10 miles from School             

    Additional child(ren) receives a 20% discount on transportation fees. Third + child will ride free of charge.

    Daily rates for non-regular riders: Both Ways: $20; One Way: $15 for all routes, except Burlington.
  • Need-Based Financial Assistance

    Thank you for considering a Greensboro Day School education for your family. We are committed to making an exceptional education affordable to families from a wide economic range. Enrolling talented and bright children who bring a variety of experiences and backgrounds is essential to our guiding principal of providing our students a socially and economically diverse community. 

    Research has proven that for every $1 invested in a child’s education during their PK-12 years, the average return on investment is $8. Please do not assume that GDS is beyond your reach. From need-based assistance to payment plans, there are several options for you to fit Greensboro Day School into your budget. Currently, 28% of our families receive financial assistance. We are eager to work with you and find a plan that works best for your family. 

    To learn more about Financial Assistance at Greensboro Day School, please click HERE. 
“I felt incredibly well-prepared to enter the college classroom after attending Greensboro Day School. At GDS, I learned good note-taking, reading comprehension, and research skills that prepared me for college-level work. I also learned how to be a responsible, motivated, and self-reliant student. I learned to take initiative, have faith in my abilities, and push myself to do my best. At the same time, I learned how to work collaboratively with my peers and to respect and value the ideas and perspectives that they have to offer. The combination of academic and interpersonal skills that GDS taught me has given me a definite advantage in the collegiate setting.” 

Anna Gilbert '16, K-12 Greensboro Day School
Davidson College

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.