CHARLOTTE HAS a variety of options for parents considering enrolling their children in private schools. From sports teams to 3-D technology to programs for students with special needs, each institution has its own strengths. We hope this guide provides information that helps your family make an informed decision.

How We Gathered the Data:
Charlotte-area private schools were sent a link to an online survey. We filled information gaps with 2016-17 data found on schools’ websites. If 2016-17 school-year information was not provided, it is because the school declined to submit the required information or it was not available on the school’s website. Many schools have different ways of reporting SAT or ACT scores. Rather than ask everyone to conform to a certain standard, we printed the scores as given. Survey submissions were edited for brevity, clarity and space. *Tuition is annual unless otherwise noted.

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2017 Guide to Private Schools

Davidson Day School

Map750 Jetton St.
Davidson, NC


Davidson Day School was founded in 1999, just down the street from Davidson College. We are the premier independent school in the Lake Norman area, dedicated to cultivating academic excellence through collaboration, creativity, and character development. Each student is offered an active, challenging learning environment through our broad array of programs. We strive for our students to be:

* Independent thinkers who articulate their ideas with confidence
* Students who advocate for themselves and others
* Engaged students who take intellectual risks
* Critical thinkers who are enthusiastic problem solvers
* Lifelong learners who chart their own paths in college and life
* Respectful, ethical citizens who are adept at addressing global challenges

Now in our 18th year of operation, our current enrollment is 515 students, ranging from 2 years old through 12th grade. Discover why more families are choosing Davidson Day School to prepare their children for college and life.

Additional Information:

Languages Offered: French, Mandarin, Spanish
County: Mecklenburg
Head of School: Gene Bratek
Year Founded: 1999
Grades, Tuition: 2 years-Grade 12, $14,900-$16,400
Enrollment: 525
Class Size: 16-19
Amenities: Financial Aid, Uniform required, Sports, Arts
Recent Varsity State Champions: 7 NCISAA State Championships (3 Football, 3 Girls' Soccer, 1 Boys' Track & Field). 4 NCISAA State Semifinals (1 Girls' Cross Country, 1 Boys' Cross Country, 1 Girls' Basketball, 1 Boys' Basketball). In 2014, we had 9 all PACIS Athletes, 13 NCISAA All-State Athletes, 10 NCAA Athletes, 1 Formula Renault Protyre Driver, 1 Max-Prep National Player of the Year, 1 Parade Magazine Player of the Year, 1 Army All-American Player of the Year.
Athletic Conference: PACIS
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