Grades 6-12: Required personal technology device (laptop, tablet)
Grades 8-12: Optional international trip
Grades 9-12: AP exam fees, college entrance exam fees (ACT, SAT)
Grade 12: Graduation expenses such as cap and gown, invitations, class rings
Not included in tuition are: after-school care, lunches, bus fees, calculators and other similar school supplies; some local and out-of-town field trips; yearbook or student photos; and individualized programs or special tutoring.
As a mission-based school that prepares young people to confidently make a meaningful difference in the world, CDS is committed to building a socially and economically diverse student body. Investing in your child by providing a Carolina Day School education yields a lifetime of value, and each CDS family invests at a level of affordability.
Socio-economic diversity is integral to a strong and healthy school and CDS vigorously supports a meaningful tuition assistance program to support achievement of our various diversity initiatives. Our commitment to affordability is strong, with approximately $3.8 million in financial aid granted for the 2020-21 school year to approximately 39% of our students enrolled PK3–12. Our financial aid program ensures that we are enrolling the best and brightest students in our classrooms, regardless of ability to pay.
Our financial aid program is good for the entire Carolina Day School community.
For qualified students: access to an exceptional education
For students who don’t receive assistance: outstanding peers are represented in our classrooms, regardless of their ability to pay
If you have questions, please contact Carole Hilderbran, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Application Process
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