A Greensboro Day School education is an investment in a child’s future. In fact, Greensboro Day School parents believe this investment is so critical they are willing to sacrifice other interests to provide this important opportunity for their children.
Greensboro Day School makes a strong commitment to need-based financial assistance (FA) to support students in grades K-12 who otherwise would not be able to afford tuition. Twenty-seven percent of our families receive financial assistance with an average of 2 million dollars each year being allocated to the financial assistance program.
We do not award merit-based scholarships, artistic scholarships or athletic scholarships. Additionally, all admission decisions are made based on student merit and without regard to a family’s ability to pay tuition. Given the volume of FA applications we receive annually, Greensboro Day School is regrettably unable to accommodate every request for assistance. If a student is offered admission but we are unable to accommodate the family’s demonstrated need, the admitted student will be placed in our FA wait pool. If additional funds become available later in the spring, the Financial Assistance Committee determines how to allocate these funds to the students in the wait pool. Financial aid is awarded without regard to religion, race, national and ethnic origin, or gender.
Basic to our collective approach at Greensboro Day School is the assumption that the primary responsibility for the cost of a child's education resides with the family and that FA must be based on demonstrated need, not on willingness or unwillingness to pay. This means that the family will be expected to draw upon all available sources of support, including use of income from both parents and/or others where appropriate. Like other independent schools, Greensboro Day School uses an outside vendor, Financial Aid for Student Tuition (FAST), to determine financial need.
Each year the need-based FA program at Greensboro Day School gives priority to currently enrolled children. Current families who wish to enroll another child are given priority over new families. However, a second/third child interested in enrollment is not guaranteed a financial aid award.