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

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  • 1. Complete Online Financial Aid Application

    Complete the online Student and School Service for Financial Aid (SSS) at AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. (Note: these forms are to be filled out online based on 2023 reported taxes.)
    *SSS School Code for Davidson Day is 4245
  • 2. Securely Upload Most Recent Tax Returns

    Upload your family's tax returns from tax year 2022 and tax year 2023 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 Enrollment Tuition Contract

    Once an award is made and an enrollment tuition contract is offered, review your child's contract.  

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

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

Financial Aid FAQs

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2024-2025 Tuition and Fees


Early Preschool-5 half days $18,330
Early Preschool-5 full days $20,690
Preschool (3s and 4s) $20,690
Junior Kindergarten (4s and 5s)             $20,690     
Lower School (K-4) $22,900
Middle School (5-8) $24,110
Upper School (9-12) $24,640  


Refund Plan Fee 2.8% of tuition    
Yearbook Fee $70
Technology Fee
(grades 7-12)
Field Experience Fee
(grades 4-12)
$475 - $875
(grades 7-12)
$300 - $1,000

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Davidson Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, or any other category or characteristic protected by law, in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies, employment practices, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Davidson Day School is an independent private school for students 2 years old through 12th grade in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte.