Small Class Size
Our small class size enables our teachers to form close relationships with students. Our teachers get to know each student, how he or she thinks, and how to motivate each one to reach his or her full potential. We offer strong academics in a small, personal setting, which fosters creativity, collaboration and character development. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to chart their own unique paths in college and in life.
Davidson Day School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees by providing a comprehensive compensation package. A full-time benefits package includes medical insurance, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance, and short and long-term disability for which Davidson Day pays the majority of the monthly premiums. Employees may also participate in the voluntary dental plan and enroll in a flexible spending account. We offer additional voluntary insurance plans through Colonial Life Insurance Company for additional life, accident, cancer, and medical bridge coverage.
Davidson Day also offers eligible employees the opportunity to enroll in a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan. After a one-year waiting period, Davidson Day School will contribute the equivalent of 3% of the employee’s salary based on the eligibility requirements, entry dates, and payment terms outlined in the Plan.
Employees receive paid personal and sick leave as well as paid bereavement leave. Staff also are entitled to a generous vacation allowance and paid holidays.
Davidson Day School is committed to educational excellence. To ensure that DDS meets and exceeds those standards, faculty participate in all DDS professional development programs. In addition, all employees are encouraged to seek out individual opportunities for professional development and present to the Professional Development Committee for approval.
All full-time employees are eligible for 50% tuition remission for their children who attend Davidson Day School. Faculty and staff may also apply for need-based financial aid.
Davidson Day is located just off I-77, at exit 30, in Davidson, North Carolina. Founded in 1999, Our school opened on this beautiful 15-acre campus in the fall of 2007. Our facility serves as a hub for academic inquiry, student life and group assembly. Off a double-height Commons area, each wing/floor houses airy, sunny classrooms and labs for each division. Yates Gym is a full-size, varsity-regulation gymnasium with adjustable spectator seating. Gordon Theater was fully renovated in the summer of 2013 with sound, lights and plush, permanent seating. Eight of our 15 acres are dedicated as playgrounds, athletic fields and a wooded park with waterfront access to Lake Davidson.
With our unique lakeside location and proximity to the Davidson Commons retail establishments at exit 30, our school offers a great learning environment for our students and affords opportunities to take breaks from the classroom, get outside, or mingle in a nearby restaurant.