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GDS Fast Facts

Founded:   1970

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

Guiding Principles:
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 815 students

Faculty:  100 full-time faculty - 61% have advanced degrees and average 19 years teaching experience

Faculty/Student ratio:  1:8

AP Courses Offered:   20 (29 advanced/ 1 post-AP level)

One laptop for every student in grades 6-12; Computer lab and I-pad program for grades JK-5; Extensive education on safety and use.

College Placement
College placement: 5-person staff;  Upper School Dean assigned in freshman year; 100% of graduates accepted to college; 2015 graduates received more than $2. 8 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.

Diversity Statement
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 1:10 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 projects

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 80 percent of our students participating in some form of organized athletics in the Middle School, junior varsity or varsity level.

Extended Day
Before- and after-school hours are provided for all grades.

Summer Program
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. – 3:05 p.m.

Tuition:   $6,385-$21,700

Tuition Assistance:  Financial aid awarded in 2014-15: $2.6 million, 28% of student body

Annual Fund Giving (Fiscal year 2014):  $556,430

Board of Trustees:   25

Accreditation:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools

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), or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other programs administered by the school.



Head of School
Mark Hale
Assistant Head of School
Tommy Webb
Upper School Interim Director
Robin Schenck
Middle School Director
Barry Davis
Lower School Director
Gillian Goodman
Director of Admission
Randy Doss
Director of Educational Technology
Dana Smith
Chief Financial Officer
Pam Hemphill


  • 65 acres
  • 61 classrooms
  • Multiple computer labs
  • 9 science labs
  • 2 libraries
  • 600-seat theatre
  • 250-seat studio theatre
  • 4 music rooms
  • Dance room
  • Campus store
  • Photography dark room
  • 5 art studios
  • Multiple playgrounds
  • 3 gyms
  • 7 fields
  • 10 tennis courts
  • Cross country course
  • Track
  • Baseball field

Friendship, Scholarship, Sportsmanship

Wisdom, Community and Respect

“Prowler” the Bengal

Green & Gold






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