Affording St. David's
We strive to make a St. David’s education accessible to students of all backgrounds, regardless of a family's financial means. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer a combination of programs including tuition assistance and merit scholarships in an effort to make St. David's affordable for all families.
St. David's School is pleased to offer the following programs to our families to help with the cost of attending St. David's. Families may choose to apply for one or both programs. Families are not required to complete an application for tuition assistance in order to be eligible for a merit scholarship. In addition, being awarded a merit-scholarship does not prevent a family from applying and qualifying for tuition assistance as well.
We are so grateful to St. David's for the support they have provided. It allows us to afford the education we desire for our children. ST. David's Parent
Through the St. David's Tuition Assistance program, we are committed to making tuition affordable for all families. This program is designed to enroll qualified students who could not otherwise afford to attend, thus maximizing the overall strength of the student body.
We believe the St. David's School experience combines the right mix of challenging academics, Christian faith formation, character and leadership development opportunities, competitive athletics and a second-to-none fine arts program that come together to give our students every opportunity to try new things and expand their imagination for the next leg of their journey. Through the support of generous donors, St. David's School is able to offer five merit scholarships to prospective and current rising ninth and tenth grade students who bolster the composition of the student body with earnest, mission-aligned servant leaders who embrace each opportunity St. David's offers to them.
Award amounts vary, ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 awarded annually per scholarship recipient, and are typically granted for each year during the student's time at St. David's, provided the student continues to meet the qualifications.
Students interested in applying for a merit scholarship should complete an application and submit it either in person or by email to Virginia Matthews, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. The deadline for applying is March 15, 2021.
St. David's School is a member of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA), and as a member acts in accordance to the association's policies as it relates to admissions for student athletes. Therefore, St. David's School does not actively recruit athletes to play at the school and does not provide athletic scholarships for student-athletes.
St. David's School committed more than $1.6 million in tuition assistance for the 2020-21 school year.
Approximately 18% of students receive some level of tuition assistance.
The average need-based award is more than $11,400.
2021-22 Tuition Assistance Application Deadline
- Friday, January 15
Tuition Assistance application deadline for new families
Tuition Assistance Notification Dates
- Monday, February 15
Pre-K and Kindergarten
- Friday, March 5
After initial dates and deadlines, applications for Tuition Assistance will continue to be considered on a rolling basis. All applications for Tuition Assistance are confidential and reviewed in the order in which they are received.