Tuition and Financial Aid

Davidson Day School fosters academic excellence through collaboration, creativity, and character development.
When you invest in your child’s education, you invest in your child’s future. We’re confident that when your family partners with our Admission team to assess whether Davidson Day is the right fit for your student, you’ll feel confident in your decision to join our community.

The value of Davidson Day goes beyond our rigorous academic curriculum that prepares your child for success in college.

A Davidson Day education prepares students to be and become leaders in our global world by delivering excellent academic instruction and providing an abundance of enriching experiences to allow students to discover and pursue interests in athletics, the arts, academic research, government, and civic and community service.
Davidson Day offers assistance to qualified students on the basis of demonstrated financial need and the availability of School funds.

Financial Aid Steps

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Complete Online Financial Aid Application

    Complete the online Student and School Service for Financial Aid (SSS) at NO LATER THAN February 1, 2020. (Note: these forms are to be filled out online based upon 2018 reported taxes and best estimates for the 2019 tax year.)
  • 2. Securely Upload Most Recent Tax Returns

    Upload your family's tax returns from tax year 2018 and tax year 2019 to the online portal where you've submitted your financial aid application. (This is a secure portal to upload your documents.)
  • 3. Financial Aid Committee Review

    The Financial Aid Committee meets in early March, and then regularly on a rolling basis, to review applications and award financial aid. 

    Prior to consideration, a financial aid application must be completed (Step 1) and tax returns uploaded (Step 2).

  • 4. Review Admission Contract

    Once an award is made and an admission contract is offered, review your admission contract.  

    You may reach out to the Admissions Office with any questions you may have regarding your contract or financial aid award. 

    We ask families to review and sign contracts within two weeks of receipt. Thank you.

2020–21 Tuition and Fees

2020–21 Tuition

Toddler (3 half days) $11,360
Toddler (3 full days) $13,270
Toddler (5 half days) $15,150
Toddler (5 full days) $17,100
Eaglets $17,100
Transitional Kindergarten              $17,100           
Lower School (K-4) $18,940
Middle School (5-8) $19,930
Upper School (9-12) $20,380   

2020–21 Fees

Refund Plan Fee 2.8% of tuition    
Technology Fee
(grades 7-12)
Field Experience Fee
(grades 4-12)
$350 - $675
Yearbook Fee $70
(grades 7-12)
$300 - $1,000

Financial Aid FAQs

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