Carolina Day School is Asheville's premier comprehensive independent school. Our goal is to discover the promise, inspire the journey, and celebrate the achievement of every student in our school. We are one school made up of four divisions: Lower School, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade; Key School, for bright students in grades one through eight with language-based learning differences; Middle School, sixth through eighth grade; and Upper School, ninth through twelfth grade. We have nearly 700 students, 100 faculty members, and 3,500 alumni. We are a college preparatory school with a remarkable record of student achievement. Our upper school students average 200 points higher on SAT scores than state and national averages. Our graduates attend the finest colleges and universities in the nation. Even more important, however, is preparing students for a lifetime of responsible citizenship, integrity, ethical behavior, and service to other members of the community at large.