Admissions

Kevin Napp | Director of Admissions | 704.864.7744 ext.414

Knapp@gastonday.org

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Application Process

Early School : Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

  • Age Requirement: Applicants for Preschool should be 3 years of age by August 15th of the year they intend to enroll.Applicants for Pre-Kindergarten should be 4 years of age by August 15th of the year they intend to enroll.

  • Submit Application Online– An application fee of $75 is required.

  • Teacher Recommendation Form  –  Only required for students who currently are in a daycare or other school setting. The required form can be emailed to your student’s teacher via your Admissions portal after submitting the online application.  

  • Admission Screening You will be contacted to schedule an on campus assessment in order to determine Preschool or Pre-K readiness. This assessment will be a 1/1, interactive evaluation with one of our Lower School Administrators.

    Gaston Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, Gaston Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national origin, or any other characteristics.

  • Lower School : Kindergarten – 4th 

    • Age Requirement: Applicants for Kindergarten should be 5 years of age by August 15th of the year they intend to enroll.

    • Submit Application Online – An application fee of $75 is required.

    • Teacher Recommendation Form  – The required form can be emailed to your student’s teacher via your Admissions portal after submitting the online application.  

    • School Records – 

      • Needs to be mailed, emailed, or faxed directly from your child’s school to GDS

      • Needs to include all classes completed/in -progress, grades, attendance records, disciplinary records

    • Shadow Day and Admissions Screening – 

      • Kindergarten Applicants – You will be contacted to schedule an on campus assessment in order to determine Kindergarten readiness. This assessment will be a 1/1, interactive evaluation with one of our Lower School Administrators. 

      • Applicants in grades 1 through 4 are asked to spend an entire day at the school, attend class, interact with students, and talk with faculty. As a part of this day, we will also conduct an Admissions assessment  

Gaston Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, Gaston Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national origin, or any other characteristics.

Middle School:  5-8 

  • Submit Application Online – An application fee of $75 is required.

  • English and Math Teacher Recommendation Forms  –  The required form can be emailed to your student’s current math and English  teachers via your Admissions portal after submitting the online application.  

  • School Records – 

    • Needs to be mailed, emailed, or faxed directly from your child’s school to GDS

    • Needs to include all classes completed/in -progress, grades, attendance records, disciplinary records

  • Shadow Day and Admissions Screening – 

    •  Applicants in grades 5-8 are asked to spend an entire day at the school, attend class, interact with students, and talk with faculty. As a part of this day, the student is asked to perform some grade appropriate work in order for the school to better gauge proper placement for the student. (Special arrangements will be made for relocating families who are unable to schedule such visits.)

Gaston Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, Gaston Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national origin, or any other characteristics.

  • Upper School:  9-12 

    • Submit Application Online – An application fee of $75 is required.

    • English and Math Teacher Recommendation Forms  –  The required forms can be emailed to your student’s current math and English  teachers via your Admissions portal after submitting the online application.  

    • School Records:

      • Needs to be mailed, emailed, or faxed directly from your child’s school to GDS

      • Needs to include all classes completed/in -progress, grades, attendance records, disciplinary records

    • Standardized Testing: We will accept the ISEE, PSAT, SAT,PACT,ACT or SSAT

    • Shadow Day:

      •  Applicants in grades 9-12 are asked to spend an entire day at the school, attend class, interact with students, and talk with faculty

Gaston Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, Gaston Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national origin, or any other characteristics.

Indexed Tuition

Gaston Day School believes that socio-economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all families, and the inclusion of a wide range of families is critical to the health of the school. Gaston Day is committed to making our school accessible and affordable to all.  Because of this commitment, the school has implemented an Indexed Tuition plan whereby a range of tuitions is charged based on demonstrated family need. CLICK HERE for a short video.

**Schedule of tuition and fees 2024-2025
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Financial Assistance

Before receiving financial assistance, each applicant must apply and receive admission to the school. The admission and financial assistance process may occur simultaneously.

Simply complete the financial assistance application and provide copies of your current W-2 form(s) and Federal Income Tax Return. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your application to be processed. Faxed or copied applications will not be accepted.

Decisions are made on an on-going basis until funds are depleted. Applicants will receive notification by mail.

Guidelines and Procedures

Once enrolled, financial assistance recipients remain eligible for renewal:

Must maintain a positive relationship with classmates and teachers.

Must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Must display exemplary conduct.

Must actively participate in school related activities

Active involvement of recipient families in the life of the School is also strongly encouraged.

Range of Comprehensive Fees

Early School (half day)$8,360
Early School (full day)$10,365
Kindergarten$5,023 - $18,255
First - Fourth$5,085 - $18,565
Fifth - Eighth $5,640 - $20,400
Ninth - Twelfth $5,925 - $21,325

* 2024-2025 tuition is listed above. The 2025-2026 tuition will be set in January 2025.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do Gaston Day students wear uniforms?

    No, however, the lower school does have a “modified uniform” in which students wear khaki or navy bottoms and a solid colored golf shirt. The middle and upper school students abide by a dress code, established by Student Government. The entire Gaston Day community does, however, participate in “high dress” for significant school events throughout the academic year.

  • Do you have a strong sports program?

    Yes. We compete in twelve different sports, some of which have won state championships. In fact, 70% of middle and upper school students participate in one or more sports. Whether students work out in our multi-million dollar sports complex or cheer the Spartans to victory at our homecoming game, everyone is a true blue fan.

  • Is financial assistance available?

    Yes, we offer financial assistance as well as merit and arts scholarships.

  • What are the deadlines for admission?

    We consider applications for admission to Gaston Day on a rolling basis, depending on available space. Although we review applications for admission throughout the year, we recommend that parents submit their student’s application by February 15.

  • What is the college acceptance rate for Gaston Day students?

    Each year, 100% of our students are accepted into college and universities across the country. In most cases, students are accepted into their first choice college or university.

  • What is your student/teacher ratio?

    We offer small, personal classes to ensure the quality of a Gaston Day education. As such, we have a 10:1 student to teacher ratio, which means the majority of classes contain less than 15 students. Your student will be instructed by highly trained teachers who have, in some cases, received regional, state, and national recognition for excellence.

  • When is the best time to visit Gaston Day School?

    While we encourage you to visit the school any time, it is best to schedule an appointment when school is in session. Parents and students get a better feel for the academic atmosphere of our campus while students are actively participating in classes. When visiting, a family is given a tour of the campus as well as an opportunity to observe classes and teachers.

  • Where do I obtain the application forms?

    Click HERE to fill out the online inquiry. Upon receiving the inquiry, the Office of Admission will send a packet of information. You can apply on-line  HERE . Once an applicant file is completed, the Admissions Committee will place the file under review and notification of admission will be sent by mail.

Next Steps

Get to Know Us.

Let us know you’re interested and we’ll send you everything you need to get  started.

I’m Interested.

Schedule a Tour.

See the full campus, visit the classrooms, and meet the exceptional faculty and staff.

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Apply for Admission.

Ready to enroll? Begin the admission process by submitting an online application form.

Let’s Do It.