Head of School

Welcome from the Interim Head of School

Welcome to Davidson Day School! I am honored and thrilled to welcome you to our wonderful community.

At Davidson Day School, we believe in nurturing the whole child, providing a well-rounded educational experience combining rigorous academics, character development, and vibrant extracurricular programs. Our dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators work tirelessly to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.

This year, we aim to build upon our strong foundation of academic excellence by continuing to integrate innovation and creativity into our curriculum in all divisions: Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. As we embrace the ever-changing world, we strive to equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. We continue to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, meaningful connections, collaboration, and creativity, preparing our students to navigate all the lessons they will encounter. 

Our extracurricular programs are designed to complement and enhance our academic offerings. From athletics to performing and visual arts, from student-run clubs to service learning, we offer students a wide range of opportunities to explore their passions, find and amplify their voices, and develop new interests. We aim to help students become well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of self and a genuine enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

At Davidson Day School, we believe in the power of community. Our close-knit family of students, parents, faculty, and staff forms the backbone of our school. We encourage active participation and collaboration, as we firmly believe that the best learning happens when we work together. Whether it be through collaborations with our outstanding parent groups, student-led initiatives, or service learning projects, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and inspired.

I am genuinely excited about our year ahead and all the possibilities it holds for our school community. Together, we will continue to build upon the traditions and values that make Davidson Day School a special place for teaching, learning, and growth.

If there is ever anything I can do to assist you or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out

Warmest regards,

Michael Smith
Interim Head of School
Davidson Day School is an independent private school for students 2 years old through 12th grade in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte.