Student Life

Enriching Experiences

From the first day you step on campus, you’ll be welcomed, supported, and challenged to push beyond boundaries. 
In the classroom, you’ll acquire foundational knowledge, pursue your interests and curiosities, and collaborate with others on projects with real-world implications.

Beyond the classroom, Davidson Day offers an abundance of enriching experiences for students from early childhood through graduation.

Our dedicated, professional faculty are also coaches, advisors, trip leaders, facilitators, and friends. Teaching means so much more than the delivery of content; you’ll find our faculty and staff believe in you and believe that every Patriot can and will make a difference in our world.

Patriot Stars

List of 4 news stories.

  • Editors-in-Chief - Olivia Oosterhouse '20 and Tyra Rubin '20

    2019-2020 Yearbook Wins Staff and Individual Awards

    Davidson Day's 2019-2020 Yearbook Staff were recognized as Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence winners for the sixth year in a row. The People Pages were featured in Jostens Look Book as an example of design excellence. The yearbook was awarded second place by NCSMA and first place by American Scholastic. Individual recognitions went to YY Xie '20 for headline writing, Jessie Wiles '21 for Senior Spotlight design, Kate Fleming '22 for feature copy, Brendan Clark '23 for feature copy, Sloane Fuhr '22 for photography, and Editors-in-Chief Olivia Oosterhouse '20 and Tyra Rubin '20 for table of contents design and divider index design. Plus, the whole staff was recognized for the spring supplement that featured multi-page academic coverage. Click HERE for more details.
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  • Wesley Duncan '29 in a National Commercial

    Fourth grader Wesley Duncan recently had the opportunity to play the child version of Jimmie Johnson (wearing the yellow racing suit) in a national Indycar Carvana commercial that came out today, timed to run leading up to the 105th Running of the Indianpolis 500 on May 30, 2021. Jimmie Johnson is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion who partners with Chip Ganassi Racing to drive car No. 48, sponsored by Carvana. Very cool, Wesley!
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  • Winners of Spring 2021 Writing Contest

    Davidson Day's English Department has chosen two winners for the spring Writing Contest:
     
     
    Head of the English Department, Dr. Kerri Hunt, shared: "Thanks to all the students who submitted their work -- we have many promising writers in the Upper School, and it was difficult to pick just two winners!"

    Congratulations, Tara and Ava!
     
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  • Kathleen Moore '23 Nominated for First Round of The Blumey Awards

    Blumenthal Performing Arts holds The Blumey Awards each spring for "Excellence in High School Musical Theater," and each year Davidson Day's Theatre Program proudly takes part in the nominations.
    Since in-person performances were not possible this year, The Blumey Awards held auditions for interested musical theatre actors instead. Three Davidson Day students auditioned -- Kathleen Moore '23, Ashlyn Letarte '24, and Ella Grace Wolfe '22 -- and Kathleen was nominated in the first round as "Best Actress." Next, she will participate in a Musical Theatre Bootcamp and workshop and perform in The Blumey Awards' Opening Number, and then there will be a second round of auditions from which the top six male and femal best actor nominees will be chosen. Well done, Kathleen!
     
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Student Life at a Glance

List of 8 items.

  • 90%

    of 5th–12th Students Participate in Patriot Athletics
  • 28

    5th–12th Arts Classes
  • 57

    Annual 5th–12th Student Life Experiences
  • 100%

    of Students Participate in Community Service
  • 38

    Athletic Teams in 11 Sports
  • 26

    Annual Music & Theater Performances
  • 4

    International Research Sites
  • 22

    5th–12th Student-Led Clubs
Davidson Day School is an independent private school for students 2 years old through 12th grade in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte.

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