Tuition & Financial Aid


  • Morganton Day School is tuition-based, receiving no local, state, or federal funding. Multiple payment plans are available for families and are arranged through the business office. Through various fundraising events, MDS works to keep tuition costs down. Contact the school for more detailed information.

Tuition assistance

  • Morganton Day School’s tuition assistance program is need-based and will be made available to applicants of any race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.
  • Tuition Assistance Applications are available here or from the business office and should be completed and returned with the enrollment application. Priority will be given to candidates who have a longer history at MDS over first year applicants. Applications are due the first Friday in May.
  • The Founders’ Merit Scholarship is available to rising 5th to 8th grade students with a strong record of academic excellence, extracurricular activities, community service, and personal initiative. Scholarship recipients will be provided with a 75% reduction in tuition. Access the application forms here. Applications are due the first Friday in May.