TDS at a Glance

Quick Facts

History – Founded in 1991
Affiliation – Non-sectarian
Student to Faculty Ratio – 9:1
Average Class Size – LS: 13, MS: 11
Students of color – 30%
Financial Aid – 21% of students receive financial assistance
Mascot – Tornados
Colors – Purple & Gold


202 students (TK – 8)
LS – 140 (one class per grade level)
MS – 62 (two classes per grade level)


30 (60% hold advanced degrees)

Accreditations & Memberships

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Member of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)


17-acre campus
2 classroom buildings
Athletic fields
Art studio with kiln room
2 Science labs
Computer lab; 14 Smart Boards
3 Smart TVs
3D Printer
Sets of iPads
Chromebooks (1:1 Middle School)

Athletic Teams (MS)

Baseball (boys)
Basketball (boys, girls)
Cross Country (co-ed)
Golf (co-ed)
Soccer (boys, girls)
Tennis (boys, girls)
Ultimate Frisbee (co-ed)
Volleyball (girls)


Chess Club
Art Club
Math Counts
Odyssey of the Mind
Compost Club
Walking Club

Additional Offerings

Before School Care
After School Enrichment Program
Chorus (LS, MS)
Field trips at every grade level