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Gaston Day School

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At a Glance

Gaston Day School is an independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school located in Gastonia NC.  Gaston Day School serves students and families in Gaston County, the surrounding counties and Lake Wylie area.  The school is perhaps the most well regarded, established of all private schools around Lake Wylie.

Originally founded in nearby Belmont NC in 1967, Gaston Day students of all grades exceed local and national testing averages.  The school also has a strong history of athletics and fine arts as well.  Nearly 70% of all GDS students participate in sports with a similar amount involved in drama, music and the visual arts.

Gaston Day School places an emphasis on students’ academic success and personal growth.  Enrollment is limited to better assure a high quality of education.  Student-teacher ratio is a low 10:1.  The school boasts a 100% college acceptance rate.


Grade Levels

Pre-K thru 12


Gaston Day School supports a challenging, inspiring curriculum to promote academic achievement, critical thinking, creative application, physical development and personal integrity.

The lower and middle schools score in the top half of the nation’s independent schools on standardized tests.  SAT scores on critical reading and math are consistently Gaston County’s highest, and the Advanced Placement test pass rate is over 80%.


Private – GDS offers indexed tuition schedules. Learn more.


2001 Gaston Day School Road, Gastonia NC 28056 – Tele# 704-864-7744 – GDS website

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