Affording a Greensboro Day School Education

Greensboro Day School is committed to making its 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 principle of providing our students a socially and economically diverse community. 
 
Please do not assume that GDS is beyond your reach. From need-based aid to payment plans, there are several options available for you to fit Greensboro Day School into your budget. Curently, 25% of our families receive financial assistance. We are eager to work with you, identifying the payment and possible financial-aid plan that works best for your family.
 
It is important to note that all of our financial-aid awards are based on demonstrated need — the difference between what a family can afford to pay and their child’s total educational expense, and not on exceptional academic or athletic ability. Our need-based financial-aid program begins in Kindergarten. No aid is available for our Early Childhood Program.
 
Please do not underestimate the value of investing in an outstanding education for your child. We welcome the opportunity to join in a financial partnership that will make it possible for your child to attend Greensboro Day School. 

To learn more about our need-based financial aid program, visit this page.

Tuition & Fees

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  • Tuition Schedule 2018-19

    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
    Bitty Bengals half day$7,200$0
    Bitty Bengals full day$9,500$0
    Junior Kindergarten$10,250$241
    Kindergarten$16,950$387
    Grades 1-4$19,550$453
    Grades 5-8$22,100$501
    Grades 9-12$23,100$513
     
     
     
     

      
     






    9-Month Payment Plan
    GradeTuitionService Charge
    Bitty Bengals half day$7,200$0
    Bitty Bengals full day$9,500$0
    Junior Kindergarten$10,250$397
    Kindergarten$16,950$642
    Grades 1-4$19,550$746
    Grades 5-8$22,100$824
    Grades 9-12$23,100$847
      
     


     
     
     






    12-Month Payment Plan
    GradeTuitionService Charge
    Bitty Bengals half day$7,200$0
    Bitty Bengals full day$9,500$0
    Junior Kindergarten$10,250$198
    Kindergarten$16,950$321
    Grades 1-4$19,550$371
    Grades 5-8$22,100$417
    Grades 9-12$23,100$431


     
     
     
     






     
    Both the 9-month and 12-month plans require autodebit. If you choose either of these plans, banking information will be required when completing the online enrollment contract.
     
  • Optional Bus Service

    Route Areas POTENTIALLY Serviced
    Two-Way Fee 
    One Way Fee 
    East Greensboro Area
    $1,665
    $995
    West Greensboro Area
    $1,665
    $995
    Northern/Southern Shores Area
    $1,375
    $825
    Old Irving Park Area
    $1,495
    $900
    New Irving Park Area
    $1,495
    $900
    Starmount Area/Brassfield
    $1,665
    $995
    Sunset Hills Area
    $1,665
    $995
    Areas 8 - 10 miles from School             
    $1,895                                   
    $1,095

     
    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.
  • Lower School Estimated Expenses


    • Initial Supplies $30-$50 (varies by grade)

    Optional Expenses
    • Juice/Milk for the year for lunch $110
    • Cafeteria lunches $4-$5/day
    • After-school care 3:00-4:30 p.m., $8
    • After school care 4:30-6:00 p.m., $8
    • School fund-raisers, raffles
    • Service project collections
    • Book fair purchases
    • Group classroom pictures
    • Yearbooks
    • Teacher gifts/class parties

    Elective/Extracurricular Expenses
    • Suzuki lessons $450. Outside instrument rental prices vary.
    • Guitar/Piano $24 per 30 minute session
    • After-school activities $110 - $300 (i.e., drama, dance, yoga, science, etc)
  • Middle School Estimated Expenses


    • Laptop computer leasing program $300 per student, per year.
    • The average cost for new books is $325 per student, per year. Used books also available at reduced rates. 
    • Field trips $10/trip
    • 8th grade trip meals $25/day
    • Grade t-shirts $10

    Optional Expenses
    • Cafeteria lunches $4.65 - $5/day
    • Athletic personal equipment $75-$150/sport
    • Bake sales, school fund-raisers, raffles
    • Service project collections

    Elective/Extracurricular Expenses
    • Outside band instrument rental prices vary by instrument (appr. $180 - $225). Possible music book/subscription $20.
    • Drama t-shirts $15
  • Upper School Estimated Expenses

    • Tablet computer approx. $1,300 (to be used for 4 years)
    • The average cost for new books is $500 per student, per year. Used books cost 25-40% less.
    • Grade level events which include field trip supplies, college visits, trip meals, specific class expenses average $160
    • Student Activity fee $35

    Optional Expenses
    • Cafeteria lunches approx. $4.65/day
    • Athletic personal equipment $75 - $150/sport
    • Athletic travel when overnight is needed, $20/night for hotel
    • Senior portraits $100+
    • Service project collections

    Elective/Extracurricular Expenses
    • Model UN and Model Congress for 10th-12th grade; the range is $50 if the event is local to $1,000 for travel

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), 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.