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Founded in 1967, Gaston Day School is a non-sectarian, college preparatory institution for grades Pre-S through 12. Throughout our history, nearly 100% of Gaston Day School's graduating classes has entered four year colleges and universities immediately upon graduation. Located in Gastonia, North Carolina, the school serves communities in a five county area: Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland, Mecklenburg and York counties.

School Type:
  • Private Day School
State: North Carolina
City: Gastonia
Affiliation: Non-Religious
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
School Size: 500
Average Class Size: 15
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Full Academic Year
  • Multiple Years
Application Deadline: May
Dresscode: Dress Code Required
Price: $$$
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes
Graduation After 1 Year:
  • No
  • Yes

Gaston Day students are the innovators, engineers, and leaders of the future. Our students learn to think critically and create solutions to the challenges that face our community, both today and tomorrow. The School’s current facilities, equipment, and instruction from our exceptional teachers allow us to provide a high-quality STEM education that prepares students for higher-level science courses in college. Students have the opportunity to take a variety of STEM courses, including Engineering, Research Methods, Calculus, and Computer Science. These courses are taught in state-of-the-art science facilities and a newly renovated makerspace with access to 3-D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines.

Graduation Rate: 100
College Acceptance Rate: 100
University Acceptances:

UNC Chapel Hill, American University, University of California Davis, Irvine, LA, San Diego and Santa Barbara, Carnegie and more

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
Arts Offerings:

Chorus, Studio Art, Drama, Band

Extra Curricular

Blutopia Literary Arts Magazine, Cooking club, Current Events Debate club, 3D Design and programming club, Environmental Awareness club, French club, HOSA, International Club, Junior State of America, Math Club, Newspaper, Pixel People, Creative Brain, Psychology Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, Prom Club, SpARTan Art Club

Community Information
City Population: 81,161
Weather: In Gastonia, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round.
2001 Gaston Day School Road, Gastonia, NC, USA, USA