Morganton Day School is a private, non-profit, independent school serving children from Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, and McDowell counties. Our school community consists of over 100 students, 20 faculty, and many volunteers. For over 35 years, MDS has been committed to ensuring every student excels to their highest potential. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is offered in Junior Kindergarten through fourth grade. The philosophy of concept-based, inquiry learning extends into Middle School, which includes fifth through eighth grades. Exceptional academic goals are achieved by respecting the spirit and individuality of each child and students are encouraged to become globally-minded, active, life-long learners.