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A GDS education is an investment in your child’s future.

An independent school education is one of the most important investments you can make for your child. At GDS, students will experience the best, most well-rounded educational program in the region.

GDS is an educational leader in the Triad. For more than 50 years, families have been choosing to invest in a GDS education for their children.

The Value of a GDS Education

Selena Clark
  • Parent

Greensboro Day School has been everything we needed in a school and more.

GDS provides a sense of security and the right type of environment to promote learning. Watching my son’s confidence soar through the encouragement and guidance he receives from his teachers is a true gift.

Ben Stewart
  • Class of 2022

GDS has truly impacted the direction of my life.

I came to GDS at the beginning of my junior year. Since then I've felt nothing but immense gratitude for the relationships I've had with both my peers and teachers. I've been in four different schools, and this surpasses all of them by far. My only regret is I didn't come sooner.

Kathleen Whitener
  • Class of 2022

Being a part of the GDS community has been the best thing that I could ask for.

I was given guidance and support, as well as newfound friendships that I wouldn't change for anything. This a place where students have the resources and environment to grow and evolve into something spectacular.

Holly Jones
  • Parent

I chose Greensboro Day School for my girls because GDS teaches them to be solid people as well as solid scholars. 

It prepares them not only for college, but also 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?

Anna Gilbert
  • Class of 2016

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 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.

2023–24 Tuition

Tuition rates for the 2023–24 school year are listed below. Financial assistance is available based upon a family's demonstrated need and is awarded on a case-by-case basis.*

Grade Tuition
Bengal Tots (two-year-olds) $11,955
Bitty Bengals (three-year-olds) $11,955
Junior Kindergarten $12,795
Kindergarten $19,795
Grades 1–4 $22,645
Grade 5–8 $25,735
Grades 9–12 $27,070

In addition to the cost of tuition, families can expect some additional expenses, depending on grade level and student interests. Some additional expenses might include optional bus service, meals in the Bengal Cafe, school supplies (grades 5–12), tech fee (grades 5–12), textbooks (grades 5–12), after school care or programming (grades BT–8), athletic team fees, or performing arts fees (grades 5–12).

*Financial Assistance is not available in Preschool (Bengal Tots, Bitty Bengals, and Junior Kindergarten).

Financial Assistance

Need-based financial assistance (FA) is available to families in grades K–12, and we are committed to making a GDS education affordable to families from a wide economic range.

Enrolling gifted and talented young people who bring a variety of experiences and backgrounds to the GDS community is essential to our guiding principle of providing our students a socially and economically diverse community.

Approximately 24% of GDS families currently receive financial assistance, and an more than $2 million is allocated for financial assistance each year.

Learn more about financial assistance

Payment Options and Fees

Payment for the full year’s tuition is due in August. Families may select payment schedules of 1, 2, or 12 installments. Installment plans include an additional service charge. Families may also choose to purchase tuition refund insurance and student accident insurance. Both of these are optional.

What Can I Expect to Pay?

If you qualify for need-based financial assistance, you can calculate you estimated tuition range by using the calculator below. 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.

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.

College counselor meets with students