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Gaston Day School
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  • Private
  • GASTONIA, NC

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,035
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
46%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Gaston Day School

Gaston Day students are all connected by tradition and a strong sense of pride in their school.

We offer an experience that goes far beyond what an ordinary curriculum can.

Founded in 1967, Gaston Day School is a nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for grades Preschool through 12 with approximately 500 students and 65 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Gaston Day attracts students from a five county area including Gaston, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Cleveland, and York and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Academic excellence has become the school’s hallmark: the lower and middle schools score in the top half of the nation’s independent schools on standardized tests; SAT scores on critical reading and math are consistently Gaston County’s highest; and our AP test pass rate is over 80%. Athletics and the fine arts remain integral to the comprehensive education that the school provides.

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Gaston Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
43 responses
Average ACT
30
35 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
  • Fall Festival
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Sunship Earth
    16%
  • Junior-Senior retreat
    13%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Back to School Family Picnic
    6%
  • Graduation
    6%

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Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
505
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$7,645
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 16 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 16 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 16 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$49,460
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$879
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$155,200
National
$217,500

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Rating 4.55 out of 5  108 reviews
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