CDS At a Glance

Why Carolina Day School?

Carolina Day School, continuing a tradition of excellence in education since 1908, offers an outstanding academic program with a student-centered approach. In our close-knit community, teachers truly know their students as unique and diverse learners. Our teachers engage students in active learning, through which deeper understanding is achieved. Academics, athletics, the arts, and extracurriculars provide a well-rounded, balanced program that engages the whole child.

Carolina Day School

1345 Hendersonville Road

Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Main telephone: (828) 274-0757

Admission telephone: (828) 407-4442

Admission email:

Admission fax: (828) 274-0756

Student Body

Grades: Pre-K/12

Number of Students 2018-19: 650

Gender: Co-ed

Students of color: 16%

Students with Tuition Assistance: 33%

Offered to senior class (class of 2018) in merit scholarships: $4 million+


Number of teaching faculty: 108

Average experience as professional educator: 16 years

Advanced degrees:

51% Bachelors

43% Masters

6% PhD


Divisions: Four, including Key School at Carolina Day, a program for students with language-based learning differences

Advanced Placement offerings: 13


Applications for the 2018–19 school year: 223

New students: 112


Acres: 55 on two campuses

Asheville, North Carolina population: 89,121

Asheville Metro Area population (4 counties): 450,000

Distance to

Downtown Asheville: 5 miles

Asheville Area Airport: 5.8 miles


  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Key School Language Program - Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE); International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council

Accredited - Key Learning Center

  • Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators as an Instructional School and Accredited Training Center

  • International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council as Accredited Training Center

  • International Dyslexia Association


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