Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Richard Seay
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Block scheduling
Double periods
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
International baccalaureate
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We are an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme dedicated to creating globally aware, caring, and compassionate learners.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Honors track

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Drama
Poetry
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

11
Facilities
including: Playground
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education programs Inclusive classroom

Dig deeper


Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 77% 52%
Two or more races 15% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 26%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 05:30 AM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Hickory High
  Hickory Christian Academy
  Asheville School
Parent involvement details We have a very active Parent/Teacher Association, and parents are urged to volunteer in school activities and participate in their child's learning process.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Teachers are trained in preventing bullying in all forms. Handbook policies specifically address this issue, and parents work with the school to prevent bullying.

Awards

Academic award Interscholastic math league awards
Year received 2015
Academic award International drawing competition
Year received 2015

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Latin
Spanish
Staff details Several teachers and families hail from several different nations, bringing a unique and global aspect to the culture of Hickory Day School.

Neighborhood

Transportation options None

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details We offer rolling enrollment. After an initial visit, parents are welcome to apply for their children A $75 application fee must accompany the application. Once an application is received, the school will administer admissions testing upon which an invitation to enroll is based.
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Interview
Transcript
Application fee amount $75
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $5000
Tuition range (high) $9000
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012