An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

We exist to Inspire

Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility

Affording Providence Day School


2019-2020 School Year

Transitional Kindergarten $18,600
Kindergarten $20,360
1st-5th Grades $23,950
6th-12th Grades $26,400

A $90 non-refundable fee should be submitted with the application. This will start the admission process.

Tuition includes school supplies for Lower School students, textbooks at all grades, iPads beginning in 4th grade, as well as course and laboratory fees. At various grade levels, additional fees are charged for such items as supplemental reading books, field trips, gym uniforms, and graphing calculators.

There are multiple tuition payment plans. Options include a 3-payment plan and a 10 or 12 month billing plan.

A $2,000 deposit accompanied by a signed agreement, secures an academic placement for an eligible student. The deposit is then credited to the overall tuition costs.

The Tuition Refund Plan is required for all payment plans. This ensures a partial refund of remaining tuition in the event of a withdrawal.

Tuition figures are cited for the 2019-2020 school year.  Figures are subject to change for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Smart Tuition

Providence Day School partners with Smart Tuition to process all Student Billing, Extended Day/Clubhouse and Charger Club membership payments for all families.  To complete your enrollment, you must establish an account with Smart Tuition, unless you already have a child at PDS.

There is no fee unless you choose one of our extended payment plans (10 or 12 month plan). The fee for the extended payment plan is $54 per year, per family.  All families are required to have a Smart Tuition account regardless of which payment plan you choose.


Information for Prospective PDS Families Applying for Assistance for the 2019-2020 School Year

A Providence Day School, education is an investment in your child’s future. The Financial Assistance Committee wants to help you provide your child a quality education at an affordable cost. PDS offers families a variety of financing options, including payment plans and grant assistance.

Financial Assistance
PDS offers grant assistance to qualified students on the basis of the financial need of the family and the availability of funds. All students (TK-12th grades) are eligible to apply for financial aid. While we attempt to meet the financial need of our enrolled students, we also expect that every family should invest in their child’s future by paying a portion of their child’s tuition. PDS is a member of the School and Student Service for Financial Assistance (SSS), which assists Independent Schools in determining financial need.

How Do Families Apply for Financial Assistance?
Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at The PFS should be submitted electronically through the SSS website no later than January 31st.

PDS requires financial aid applicants to submit, directly to SSS, copies of their 2017 IRS 1040 with all supporting schedules, W-2s, 1099s, and a 2018 pay stub, no later than February 1st. Instructions for submitting the documentation can be found at Please note that we are unable to accept tax documents in the admissions office.

Parents are notified of financial aid decisions by letter during the months of March and April. To accept the financial aid, parents must sign the award letter and return it to the Admissions Office within two weeks.

First consideration will be will be given to applications received by the stated deadlines. Applications completed after February 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis depending on the availability of funds. Financial aid will not be granted until all financial obligations to the school are current. 

Could the Request for Assistance Negatively Affect the Chances of Being Accepted for Admission?
Financial aid decisions and admissions decisions are made by two separate committees. Applying for financial aid does not in any way affect a candidate’s selection for admission to PDS. However, financial aid cannot be given until a student has been accepted to PDS.

Do Families Need to Reapply for Financial Assistance Each Year?
Yes. Every family must submit a completed application and demonstrate financial need in order receive aid each year. Renewal of financial aid is given priority and then consideration is given to those returning students seeking aid for the first time. However, even current students must follow the deadlines for submitting all information in order to receive priority consideration.

What Happens if Parents are Divorced or Separated?
In cases of divorce or separation, both the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent are required to provide financial information. Both parents should complete a separate PFS and submit the information to SSS. In addition, both parents need to submit the IRS 1040 tax return and supporting schedules to SSS.

If either natural parent has remarried, PDS will consider the assets of a stepparent, bearing in mind the stepparent’s obligation to his or her own natural children. If either parent or stepparent declines to submit the required information, the decision to award aid and the amount of aid may be affected.

What if I Own My Own Business or Farm?
If you own all or part of a farm or business, a supplement to the PFS called the “Business/Farm Statement” should be submitted to SSS. Please refer to the SSS website for information pertaining to completing this documentation.

Where do the Funds for Financial Assistance Come From?
Providence Day School, not the School and Student Service for Financial Assistance (SSS), provides the funds for all financial aid.

How is Financial Need Determined?
The SSS uses the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) to compute a Report of Family Computation (RFC) for each family. This system considers gross taxable income and non-taxable income, assets, liabilities, family size and the number of students in tuition charging schools or colleges. After an allowance for basic living expenses and taxes, the remaining funds are considered to be discretionary income, a portion of which is available for education. The RFC is used as a guideline in making financial assistance decisions and is not binding on PDS.

The Financial Assistance Committee will also consider the potential for income to be earned by a non-working parent who does not have infants or pre-school age children at home.

Because financial assistance is need-based, the financial assistance committee will not exceed the family’s demonstrated need as calculated through a review of the RFC and the family’s IRS tax information.  If a family has children in other independent schools or colleges, they are expected to apply to those institutions for financial assistance as well.

For More Information

Lisa Knight
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
5800 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270

704-887-6002 |

School and Student Service for Financial Assistance


Transportation for Academic Year 2019-2020
*Routes and fees are subject to change

Morning Schedule:

Service Area Pick-Up Location Departure Time
Myers Park Myers Park Country Club
Auxiliary Parking Lot 
7:20 AM 


Mint Museum

Parking Lot Between 5th & Trade St. / Pine & Poplar St.

Randolph Road

7:15 AM 

7:20 AM


Carmel/Quail Hollow

Ballantyne Country Club

LDS Church - 5815 Carmel Rd

7:05 AM

7:20 AM



131 Main Restaurant

Regal Cinemas

7:00 AM

7:10 AM

Afternoon Schedule: 
(All buses are scheduled to depart at 3:25 pm, estimated arrival times.)

Service Area Drop-Off Location Arrival Time
Myers Park Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Outreach Center 
3:35 PM

Carmel/Quail Hollow 


LDS Church - 5815 Carmel Rd

Ballantyne Country Club 

3:35 PM

3:55 PM



Regal Cinemas

131 Main Restaurant 

3:45 PM

3:55 PM

Contact Transportation
Ben Sigg


Drop-in students may attend as little or as much as wanted on any day(s) of the school week. Students who participate In Extended Day enrichment classes must also register as drop-in students.

Drop-in: $8.50 per hour while your child is in a class, in a structured activity or at play.

The monthly fees are based on the average number of days per month the Extended Day Program is open. If your child stays beyond the scheduled checkout time, you will be billed for the additional time at the rate of $8.50 per hour. If your child is registered as a monthly student, you will not be charged above the set monthly fee for additional hours during teacher workdays and school holidays. This includes days when the program opens at 7:30 a.m. or at 12:00 p.m.


Transitional Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   $330.00
Transitional Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  $460.00
Transitional Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $535.00
Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   $255.00
Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    $355.00
Kindergarten Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    $470.00
First - Fifth Grades Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $275.00
First - Fifth Grades Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $390.00


      Monday           Tuesday             Wednesday      Thursday         Friday      



Games with 
Mrs. Caruso


Cooking with 
Mrs. Balzer


Storytelling with 
Mrs. Hutchison

Gardening and Playground

Circle Time


Free Choice

Cooking with Mrs. Balzer

Outdoor Games Art Centers Free Choice




Cooking with 

Mrs. Balzer

Art and Sewing with 

Mrs. Gupta

Community Meeting

Fun Friday




Art with 
Mrs. Gupta

Games with 
Mrs. Ceven & Ms. Brooks

Study Hall

Sewing with 
Mrs. Gupta

Garden with 
Mrs. Hutchison

Games / Study Hall

Grounded in Character


Study Hall

Cooking with 
Mrs. Balzer


Study Hall

Friday Football

Fun Friday


Contact Extended Day
Lynn Mayhew


The program is open to students in 6th-8th grades who are enrolled at PDS. The annual registration fee is $75 per student.

Fees and Billing
If a student drops in for less than 30 minutes for snack only, the fee is $5. If a student drops in for the afternoon, the fee is $8.00 per hour. Students who attend the Clubhouse Program will be billed the minimum of $10.00 for the month and no more than the maximum of $350.00 per month. For questions regarding registration, schedules, fees or billing, please contact Jennifer Huffstetler (information above). Charges will be listed on your monthly statement. If you would prefer to receive your bill via email, please contact the Business Office. You will receive and invoice from Smart Tuition for all Clubhouse charges or you can view your charges by logging in to your Smart Tuition Account.

Registration for Full Day Activities (school holiday, professional days, etc.)
When school is dismissed at noon or is not in session, Clubhouse students are invited to serve as junior counselors in the Extended Day Program to assist with programs, field trips and special activities. There is no charge for their attendance. We appreciate their service as role models to the younger ones. Parents must call or email Jennifer Huffstetler to register their Clubhouse students to attend on these special days.

Contact Clubhouse
Jennifer Huffstetler