School drive kicking off – Drive will fund scholarships, expansion

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford Day School, a private school in Greensboro for children with learning disabilities, is preparing to launch a $9.2 million capital campaign, The Business Journal in Greensboro reported Aug. 11.

The school houses 132 students in grades 2 through 12 in its facilities but hopes to add younger grades. If fundraising goal are met, the school plans to expand its enrollment to 350 students.

Expansion plans include a new gymnasium and performing arts center and more space for the high school.

School officials hope to begin buidling the gym no later than 2002.

Raising a scholarship endowment is also a priority.

Skip Moore, former vice chancellor at UNC-Greensboro, is helping direct the school’s fundraising efforts.

The school caters to the special learning needs of students in Guilford County. Because of the nature of these needs, ranging from attention deficit disorder to dyslexia, Guilford Day limits each class to no more than eight students.

As a result, keeping the student-teacher ratio low is expensive. Tuition is $11,000 per year. A successful capital campaign will create an endowment of $2 million to provide scholarships. 

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