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St. David's "At a Glance"

Founded in 1972, St. David's School has sustained a tradition of academic excellence paired with an authentic biblical worldview.  St. David's has experienced rapid growth and significant development of its facilities in the past 30 years.  The school is an independent Episcopal, coeducational, fully accredited day school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12.
 
Mission statement:  St. David's School is an independent Episcopal school that prepares young men and women for college and life by providing challenging opportunities to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue and knowledge.
 
Vision:  St. David's seeks to serve as a model Christ-centered college preparatory school by equipping its graduates to successfully engage and impact their generation for Jesus Christ.
 
Academics: The lower school (PK-4) provides students with a structured educational setting, while inspiring in them a love of learning and a growing awareness of God in their daily lives.  The middle school (5-8) offers a program that is structured and challenging; at the same time, it encourages students to become actively engaged the learning process. The upper school (9-12) provides a rigorous academic program and abundant extracurricular opportunities, including standard, advanced, honors and 19 Advanced Placement (AP) courses to create a profile of learning best suited to each student's interests and aptitudes.  
 
Enrollment:  More than 620 students
 
History:  The school was founded in 1972 as Hale High School, serving grades 9-12.  Through the years additional middle school grades were added. In 2003 grades K-4 were added and the school changed its name to St. David's School.  A Pre-Kindergarten program was added in the fall of 2012.
 
Accreditation: Dually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
Member of NAIS, NAES, SACS, SAIS, CESA, ERB and the College Board.
 
Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:8
• Upper School average class size: 12
• Middle School average class size: 14
• Lower School average class size: 14
• Over 75 percent of the Upper School faculty, and nearly 50 percent of the faculty school-wide, hold an advanced degree
 
Athletics:  
• Winner of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia) Cup (Division 2A).  
• 37 athletic teams in 18 different sports
• Middle school, junior varsity and varsity offerings, with eligibility beginning in grade 6.
• Numerous state championship teams, including 2013 2A boys' tennis, 2012 and 2013 2A girls' tennis, 2011 and 2012 2A volleyball and 2010 2A boys' soccer. 
 
Arts:
• Fall play and spring musical annually
• Three full bands and jazz ensemble, four choirs, show choir, barbershop quartet, and student-led praise band
• Lower School choral music and visual arts programs
• Robust visual arts program including ceramics, drawing, painting, graphic design and photography
 
Extracurricular Activities:
• Honor code and student-led honor council.
• Varied and active club program, grades 5-12
• Prefect leadership board
• Community service opportunities across all divisions.
 
Tuition:
• $9,500 for Pre-Kindergarten ($10,500 for extended Pre-Kindergarten)
• $12,950 for Kindergarten ($13,950 for extended Kindergarten)
• $16,450  grades 1-6
• $18,650 grades 7-12
• Need-based Financial Aid is available
Board of Trustees
  • Mr. Joe Knott, chairman
  • Mr. Cliff Benson Jr.
  • Mr. Cliff Benson III
  • Mrs. Pamela Bunn
  • Mr. Neal Coker
  • Mr. Paul Conway
  • Mr. Tom Ellis, member emeritus
  • Mrs. Donna McClatchey
  • Mr. Ven Poole
  • Mr. Jule Smith
  • Mr. Mike Smith
  • Mr. Phil York