Affording TDS

We initially chose TDS due to the small class size and teacher:student ratio, the emphasis on character education in a secular environment, and the welcoming “community” feel that we experienced from our very first visit. Over time, our affection for TDS has only grown…Current Parent

We are committed to enrolling the most dynamic student body possible, regardless of families’ ability to pay the full tuition. Admissions decisions are made prior to evaluating families’ financial need, which is calculated by TADS without regard to race, gender, ability, ethnicity, or religion.

In addition to Financial Aid from TDS, we participate in the Students to Scholars program, as well as the Opportunity Scholarship Program through NCSEAA.


If you have questions about tuition or financial aid, please contact:

Deb Newlin
Director of Admissions
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2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Grade Level Tuition
TK/K $14,090
Grades 1-5 $15,575
Grades 6-8 $17,465
Additional Fees
Application Fee $75
Returning students do not pay the application fee
Building Fee $1,000
one-time fee for new students
for additional siblings
Tuition Refund Plan 2.5% of the annual tuition charges
After School Program $21/day
Yearly contracts are available at a lower cost
What is the Tuition Refund Plan?

Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is required unless tuition, fees, and other charges are paid in full on or before July 15th, in which case the plan is elective. This plan provides an allowance of tuition fees in the event of a student’s withdrawal.

The cost for the 2020-2021 academic year is 2.5% of the annual tuition charges, and is due and payable with the first tuition payment of the year.