I am a former student of Spartanburg Day School. If you had asked me in my first year for my feelings about the school I would have told you truthfully that it was an excellent school and I felt very supported by my teachers and the admininstration. However in my second year at SDS the tides turned. I was no longer their star scholarship student due to circumstances beyond my control. I was fair game for harassment by students and some teachers. My time here was miserable and there was no one on the administration who would help me. I am glad I left. I could not have kept my sanity though any more of their constant abuse of power and bullying. Warning do not attend this school unless your household income is 6 figures and you can afford to wear new clothes every day. Do not attend this school if you are an independent thinker and CERTAINLY do not attend this school if you have any sort of disability.
Spartanburg Day School is a private high school in Spartanburg. 474 students go to Spartanburg Day School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Spartanburg Day School is 8:1. Spartanburg High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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State-of-the-art curriculum (Singapore Math for example) coupled with the highest caliber 'staff as people' since my own prep school in NE. Ultra-professional warm not stuff boundaried and exceptional people teacher our kids to be loving respectful and kind. The high-level of parental involvement builds the bridge between school and home. Fabulous learning disability diagnostic testing and referral - not to mention best tutoring. I love this school
The students are the best around. They are eager and excited about school!
This school is amazing it not only treats each student as an individual but really strives to get them ready for college and beyond. My kids are learning Chinese and Spanish do robotics keyboarding and community service projects for the commuity. They have 100% college placement and every child is movtivate to go to college. I could go on and on it just simply rocks!
I teach and am the school nurse at SDS and have been there for 22 years. My daughter also graduated from the day school in 1991. It is a school made up of individuals who care about the students and their families and each other. We do our best to teach our students to be kind be respectful be considerate and be themselves. There are programs in place designed to encourage individualism teamwork and community service. The student's welfare is the primary goal of each teacher administrator and staff member. In most respects the school as a whole works as a well functioning family unit watching over directing providing for and loving each individual under its roof. I know first hand the influence this school has on its graduates as I have watched my daughter grow up - utilizing the best lessons from each of her fine teachers - to become a good citizen with a sincere desire to affect her world positively. I am proud of the part I play in this institution which is far more than that. It is a place that inspires its graduates to achieve selflessly with their community's betterment in mind.
My grandchildren are getting the best education with the best teachers and looking forward to a bright and fulfilling future.
Our three children moved from the public schools to SDS. We have been extremely impressed and pleased with the high quality of instruction and caring at the Day School. Our children each have distinct personalities and learning styles. We were concerned that given the smaller size of the Day School that at least one of them would not be served well. We couldn't have been more wrong. Our children have flourished! Excellent School and Community.
My three children love SDS and can't wait to get to school each day. Small class size is the biggest selling factor for me -- usually 12 students in each one. The IB curriculum is fabulous and encourages big-picture thinking. Terrific faculty and staff. None of my relatives can believe that our 4 year-old and 9 year-old can speak Chinese! Thrilled to be part of this fantastic community.
I love SDS. I've gone there every year since kindergarten but two grades. The local public schools are no comparison to the Day School. I'm a sophomore. The curriculum is very very challenging and I feel like I'm learning more than what I need. The teachers are all very friendly and helpful and are all passionate about their individual subjects. The students are very nice and friendly.
After a very disappointing venture into public school we found the Day School and we have been singing it's praises since. With outstanding teachers staff and administrators along with individualized curriculum my children are flourishing with the new challenges they receive daily. Advanced language arts math science and spanish are strengths along with an extremely advanced fine arts department. How grateful we are to have found such an outstanding school in our community. Our children have friends now from several different cultural backgrounds. The Day School's tuition is higher than most in the area but they offer numerous advanded placement classes in the upper school which other schools may not. Also finacial aid is available. The Day School is an incredible family to join. I know my family appreciates knowing our children are getting the best start possible thanks to the Day School.
Great school. Challenging curriculum with caring teachers push students to attain to the best of their ability. The only downside is the high cost of tuition. Very out of reach for most people. Had to take my daughter out because of the high cost. But the five years she spent at the Day School has prepared her well for public school and has put her ahead academically of her public school peers. The Day School is 2 to 3+ years ahead of public school in some areas of instruction especially English/Language arts. The PE program at Day School was much better than public school. The Day School's music department prepared her for Band in public school. Currently my daughter enjoys Honor Band and Chorus. Public School is 1 year ahead of Day School in Band. Public School teaches elementary French instead of more useful Spanish that Day School teaches.
Besides being very proficient in their field of instruction the Day School's faculty is noted for being extremely caring and supportive of each child in the school. Our children who are now almost all out of college look back on their Day School days as some of their best and a laying a real foundation for their future.
Both of my chidren have been at Spartanburg Day School since they were in pre-school. They are in middle school now and I have watched the school give them a little bit of independence each year to flourish on their own. It is a very challenging curriculum and the average SAT score is over 1300. We also have a high percentage of National Merit semi-finalists/finalists. As far as I know we have 100% college placement -- Davidson Trinity College University of the South at Sewanee and Duke are some of the colleges that our alumni have been accepted to. The school is in the beginning stages of becoming an International Baccalaureate School which will further enhance our curriculum. There is also a wonderful school spirit at our school. The teachers are committed enthusiastic and exceptional. I highly recommend this school!
I went to the Day School for 13 years. After graduation I went to Wofford College and I was well prepared for Wofford. The teachers at the Day School really care about their students and want them to do well. If I had gone to any other school in Sptbg then I don't think I would be doing as well at Wofford.