TDS at a Glance

Quick Facts

History – Founded in 1991
Affiliation – Non-sectarian
Student to Faculty Ratio – 7:1
Average Class Size – LS: 14, MS: 1
Students of color – 32%
Financial Aid – 21% of students receive financial assistance
Mascot – Tornados
Colors – Purple & Gold

Enrollment

221 students (TK – 8)
LS – 170 (two classes per grade level)
MS – 51 (two classes per grade level)

Faculty

32 (63% 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)

 

Facilities

17-acre campus
2 classroom buildings
Gymnasium
Athletic fields
Art studio with kiln room
2 Science labs
Library
Computer lab; Smart Boards; 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)

Clubs, Classes, & Activities

Yearbook
Art Club (LS & MS)
Math Counts
Odyssey of the Mind
Compost Club
Walking Club
Science Olympiad
Student Council (3rd-8th)
Dance Club
Coding and Robotics
Forensics
Cheerleading (2nd-5th)
Yearbook
Chorus (LS & MS)
Handchimes (MS)
Geography Bee (4th-8th)
Scripps National Spelling Bee (1st – 8th)
Field Trips at Every Grade Level
Before School Care (TK-8th)
After School Enrichment Program (TK-8th)

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