Hickory Day School is one of only 15 elementary schools in North Carolina to be authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization as a Primary Years Programme.  We offer students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade a comprehensive college-preparatory,  inquiry-based curriculum in a nurturing environment.  We strive to create globally aware, lifelong learners who are equipped to handle the challenges of the 21st century through many curricular and co-curricular programs including core academics, music, theater, visual art, wellness, fitness, and foreign language.