A Guide to Private Schools

Application season is here, and with that in mind we have com- piled a comprehensive, detailed guide to most of the area private schools



Courtesy of MCPS

If you’re a parent considering enrolling your child or children in private school, it’s that time of year: decision time. Most applications are due in January for the 2012–2013 school year. Charlotte has plenty of choices, especially for elementary schools. To help you make the most informed choice possible, we put together this resource guide to most area private or independent schools (see sidebar “How We Did This” to find out more). We included loads of relevant info, and we hope this helps you with your decision.

How We Did This

The information in this resource guide was provided by the schools listed. We posted a private survey at our website and asked every area private or independent school to complete it. If a school is not included in this guide, it’s because it declined to participate or we could not track down an appropriate contact person.

If a question was irrelevant to a particular school (such as class size in high school for an elementary-only school) or an incomplete answer was provided, we omitted it. Information for the last two questions (“What’s new?” and “What sets it apart?”) was provided by the schools. We edited for space and clarity.

If you represent a school and have a question about this guide, please send an email to editor@charlottemagazine.com with “Private School Guide” in the subject line.

Guide to Acronyms:

JK: Junior Kindergarten
TK: Transitional Kindergarten
CISAA: Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association
NCISAA: North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association
CACAA: Charlotte Area Christian Athletic Association
SPAA: Southern Piedmont Athletic Association

SAT Scores: Different schools report SAT scores differently. Rather than force schools into a conforming standard, we let the scores stand as reported, with minor editing made for clarity.
 

Adventist Christian Academy

4601 Emory Ln.
704-366-4351
adventistchristianacademy.org

Year founded: 1919
Religious affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Head of school (year started): Gerard Ban (2010)
Earliest grade: Pre-K
Oldest grade: 9th
Enrollment: 90
Percentage nonwhite: 70%
Avg. class size elementary: 20
Avg. class size middle: 22
Avg. class size high: 1
Grade foreign language first offered: 1st
Languages offered:
Spanish
Lowest tuition: $475 per month for 10 months
Tuition oldest grade: $499 per month for 10 months
Percentage of students on financial aid: 40%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
What’s new? Middle school soccer


Anami Montessori School

2901 Archdale Dr.
704-556-0042
anamimontessori.org

Year founded: 1986
Religious affiliation: none
Head of school (year started): Joan Horlbeck (1986)
Earliest grade: Age 3
Oldest grade:
6th
Enrollment: 73
Percentage nonwhite: 15%
Avg. class size elementary: 29
Lowest tuition: $6,630
Annual tuition oldest grade: $9,600
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 12%
Uniform required?
No
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 97%
What’s new?
Expanded space for the elementary school
What sets it apart? Anami Montessori School is recognized by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Anami is known for offering an exemplary Montessori program that closely adheres to the standards Dr. Montessori espoused.


Berean Junior Academy and Preschool

3748 Beatties Ford Rd.
704-391-7800
bereanjunioracademy.org

Year founded: 1933
Religious affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist
Head of school (year started): Henrietta Bishop (2001)
Earliest grade: Preschool
Oldest grade: 8th
Enrollment: 48
Percentage nonwhite: 100%
Avg. class size elementary: 15
Avg. class size middle: 15
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Lowest tuition: $3,500
Annual tuition oldest grade: $3,740
Financial aid offered? No
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 1
What sets it apart? Berean offers a unique Christian learning environment where students can blossom academically as well as spiritually. Berean’s classroom sizes are relatively small with a typical ratio of around 15:1.


British American School of Charlotte

7000 Endhaven Ln.
704-341-3236
britishschoolofcharlotte.org

Year founded: 2004 (in Charlotte)
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year started): Adam Stevens (2008)
Earliest grade: 2-year-old program (school based)
Oldest grade: British Year 11
Enrollment: 132
Percent nonwhite: BASC is a diverse, international school.
Avg. class size elementary: 14
Avg. class size middle: 14
Avg. class size high: 14
Grade foreign language first offered: Pre-K
Languages offered: French, Spanish
Lowest tuition: $8,220
Annual tuition oldest grade: $18,600
Financial aid offered: On a limited, custom basis.
Percentage of students on financial aid: N/A
Uniform required: Yes
Bus Service Offered: No
Annual teacher retention rate: 90%
Sports offered in middle school: Soccer, basketball, baseball, rugby
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
High school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 2
Advanced electives: IGCSE qualifications, International Primary Years Curriculum, International Middle Years Curriculum, English National Curriculum, British Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Soccer, basketball, baseball, rugby
What’s new? School-based 2-year-old program
What sets it apart? International curriculum, English academic curriculum, personalized differentiated learning, school-based early-years program, British teachers, and International General Certificate of Secondary Education qualification


Brookstone Schools

2128 Remount Rd.
704-392-6330
brookstoneschools.org

Year founded: 2001
Religious affiliation: nondenominational
Head of school (year started): Donald Larson (2009)
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 6th
Enrollment: 104
Percentage nonwhite: 1%
Avg. class size elementary: 16
Avg. class size middle: 11
Lowest tuition: Tuition based on sliding scale
Annual tuition oldest grade: Tuition based on sliding scale
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage students on financial aid: 100%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 100%
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 1
What’s new? Brookstone Schools has a new facility. It is now at Amay James Pre-K Center, 2414 Lester St., just off West Boulevard. There is also a new six-week Summer Learning and Enrichment Program.
What sets it apart? Outstanding academics in a Christ-centered environment. Generous scholarships make this an affordable option for parents.

 

 

Cannon School

5801 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord
704-721-7167
cannonschool.org

Year founded: 1969
Head of school (year started): Matt Gossage (2006)
Earliest grade: Junior kindergarten
Oldest grade: 12th
Total enrollment: 880
Avg. class size elementary: 17
Avg. class size middle: 18
Avg. class size high: 16
Percent nonwhite: 20%
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grade foreign language first offered: 3rd
Languages offered: Chinese, French, Spanish
Lowest tuition: $10,495
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $17,535
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 20%
Uniform required? Lower school only; dress code for middle and upper
Bus service offered? 17-19 buses cover four Charlotte counties.
Annual teacher retention rate: N/A
Middle school sports: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, boys and girls soccer, softball, boys and girls tennis, volleyball
Middle school theater productions per year: N/A
High school theater productions per year: 3
Number of musical ensembles: 14
Advanced electives: Digital photography; jazz combo; science fiction and fantasy films; The Voice; fiction and poetry writing  
Number of AP classes: 16
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 80%
Avg. SAT scores for seniors: 1600 scale: 1110-1330; 2400 scale: 1640-1970
Number of seniors with National Merit recognition: 9 in Class of 2011
Number of art studios: 4
Varsity sports: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball
Athletic division or conference: CISAA
Varsity state champions or semifinals in past three years: Girls swimming, softball, girls golf
What’s new? Students use engaging technology in the Virtual World Cafe to converse with classmates and teachers in French, Chinese, and Spanish—not just in the classroom, but during breaks, at home, and even in the car. Two Cannon School graduates from the class of 2011, Avery Olearczyk and Brianna Ratté, spearheaded the placement of only the second solar panel on the city of Concord’s electrical grid. Since late March 2011 a renewable-energy solar panel fitted to Cannon’s middle school building has been producing power. In August, Cannon unveiled the school’s sixth core value, kindness, and challenged teachers and students to make a difference with their choices and actions.
What sets it apart? Cannon School’s educational experience is guided by its commitment to “adaptive expertise,” which inspires students to maintain a novice’s enthusiasm for learning. Adaptive experts bring a trained and engaged mind, a set of strategies, a critical thinking base, and eagerness to every new set of challenges. Learning is untethered at Cannon School. Students are freed from the keyboard and mouse with iPads and tablet computers connected wirelessly to course materials and media-rich tools stored in the cloud.


Charlotte Catholic High School

7702 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
704-543-1127
charlottecatholic.org

Year founded: 1955
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of school: Jerry Healy
Earliest grade: 9th
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 1,429
Avg. class size high: 18
Grade foreign language first offered: 9th
Languages offered: Spanish, French, German, Latin
Lowest tuition: $7,874 (Catholic), $11,398 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $7,874 (Catholic), $11,398 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
High school theater productions per year: 2
Number of musical ensembles: 3
Advanced electives: Computer Applications, Marketing Personal Finance, Computer Programming, Web Design and Maintenance, Honors Ensemble, Drama, Acting Technical Theater, Dance Concert Band, Symphonic Band Photography
Number of AP classes: 14
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 76%
Seniors with National Merit recognition: In the past 8 years, 29 Finalists, 78 Commended Students
Number of art studios: 3
Athletic Conference: Mega7 3A/4A
Varsity sports: Tennis, field hockey, cross country, soccer, volleyball, dance team, football, hockey, softball, baseball, rugby, track, lacrosse, wrestling, swimming, cheerleading
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


Charlotte Christian School

7301 Sardis Rd.
704-366-5657
charlottechristian.com

Year founded: 1958
Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Head of school (year started): Barry Giller (2010)
Earliest grade: JK
Oldest grade: 12
Enrollment: 1,018
Percentage nonwhite: 18.9%
Avg. class size elementary: 19
Avg. class size middle: 18
Avg. class size high: 14
Grade foreign language first offered: JK
Languages offered: Spanish, French, Latin
Lowest tuition: $11,240
Annual tuition oldest grade: $16,125
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 25%
Uniform required?
No
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 97%
Middle school sports: Football, boys and girls soccer, co-ed cross country, volleyball, cheerleading, boys and girls tennis, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, co-ed swimming, baseball, boys golf, boys lacrosse, co-ed track, softball
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
High school theater productions per year: 3
Number of musical ensembles: 17
Advanced electives: Bible, Broadcasting, Comprehensive Fine Arts, CSI Forensic Science (middle school), Leadership
Number of AP classes: 20
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 77%
Avg. senior SAT scores: 2400 scale: 1703
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 1 semifinalist, 2 commended students
Number of art studios: 3
Varsity sports: co-ed cross country, cheerleading, men’s and ladies tennis, volleyball, football, men’s and ladies soccer, co-ed swimming, men’s and ladies basketball, wrestling, baseball, co-ed track, softball, men’s golf
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Football, volleyball, men’s basketball, baseball, track, ladies basketball, wrestling, swimming
Athletic conference: CISAA and NCISAA
What’s new? Creative writing elective in Upper School that features student bloggers; student-led parent conferences in middle school; two teachers certified to teach the Princeton Review SAT Prep class; online blended learning opportunities for curriculum supplementation in Upper School; expanded summer camp programs and after-school enrichment offerings; Daily 5 and Cafe Reading Workshop for students in grades JK-1; and new keyboard instruction program beginning with kindergarten students.
What sets it apart? Charlotte Christian stands out for its 61-year history of excellence in Christian, rigorous, college-prep education and dedication to teaching students how to develop a Godly perspective and biblical worldview. Students in grades 6-12 attend annual spiritual retreats and are required to volunteer in service to the community. Students in all grades participate each year in local and national mission projects and travel on mission trips to other countries. Students have a strong history of achievement in athletics as well as the fine arts.


Charlotte Country Day School

1440 Carmel Rd.
704-943-4547
charlottecountryday.org

Year founded: 1941
Religious affiliation: none
Head of school (year started): Mark Reed (2009)
Earliest grade: Pre-K
Oldest grade: 12
Enrollment: 1,617
Percentage nonwhite: 12.5%
Avg. class size elementary: 24 (2 teachers)
Avg. class size middle: 16
Avg. class size high: 15
Grade foreign language first offered: Pre-K
Languages offered: French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin, Homeric Greek
Lowest tuition: $14,680
Annual tuition oldest grade: $20,815
Financial aid offered? Yes
Uniform required? No (dress code)
Bus service offered? Yes
Annual teacher retention rate: 94%
Middle school sports: cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, boys and girls lacrosse, softball, track and field, golf
Middle school theater productions per year: 2
High school theater productions per year: 4
Number of musical ensembles: Middle school: 3; high school: 5
Advanced electives: Calculus III, Organic Chemistry, Bioethics, Astronomy, IB Diploma Program, Movement for Actors, 3-track visual arts program (2D, Sculpture or Design), Harlem Renaissance, Superheroes and American Culture, dual language in middle school
Number of AP classes: 22
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 83%
Avg. senior SAT scores: CR: 680-560; math: 690-580; writing: 680-560
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 6 Semifinalists, 6 Commended Students
Number of art studios: 11
Varsity sports: Boys and girls basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, dance team, boys and girls indoor track, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls cross country, field hockey, football, boys and girls golf, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, boys and girls tennis, baseball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, softball, boys and girls track and field
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Field hockey, football, boys swimming, girls swimming, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, and boys tennis, volleyball, wrestling, girls soccer, boys cross country, baseball, boys golf, boys track, girls track
Athletic conference: CISAA
What’s new? Organic Chemistry, college-level courses, iPad integration in Lower School PE curriculum, and state-of-the-art middle school science building
What sets it apart? International Baccalaureate diploma program; English as a Second Language program; Comprehensive International Studies program including numerous opportunities for foreign travel and travel immersion beginning in sixth grade; single-gender math classes in middle school; open-participation athletic program, enabling 90% of students in grades 7-12 to participate in team sports; students at every grade level participate in visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, drama, and dance; Big Brother/Big Sister Tutoring Program for the 11th/12th grade; Honor Code that fosters personal growth with integrity and honor


Charlotte Latin School

9502 Providence Rd.
704-846-7252
charlottelatin.org

Year founded: 1970
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Head of school (year started): Arch N. McIntosh Jr. (2001)
Earliest grade: TK
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 1,391
Percentage nonwhite: 14%
Avg. class size elementary: 23 (assistant teachers in all grades)
Avg. class size middle: 20
Avg. class size high: 16
Grade foreign language first offered: TK
Languages offered: French, Spanish, Latin, and Greek
Lowest tuition: $15,350
Annual tuition oldest grade: $19,250
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: Not released
Uniform required? No
Bus service offered? Yes
Annual teacher retention rate: 95%
Middle school sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
Middle school theater productions per year: 2
High school theater productions per year: 3
Number of musical ensembles: 15
Advanced electives: Creative writing, economics, engineering, environmental science, Greek, human rights, Headmaster’s leadership class for seniors, music theory, sports medicine, technical theater, and the CLS Study Abroad and Sister School Program with eight schools in seven countries
Number of AP classes: 14
Percentage of students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 95%
Avg. senior SAT scores: Class of 2011, mid-50%: 1730-2100
Seniors with National Merit recognition: Class of 2011: 21 seniors
Number of art studios: 6
Varsity sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, dance, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate, volleyball, wrestling
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Wachovia Cup for excellence in athletics in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Athletic conference: NCISAA
What’s new? The Horne Performing Arts Center opened in August 2011. This facility features the 740-seat Thies Auditorium (which was renovated); Anne’s Black Box Theater; state-of-the-art acoustics in the new band, orchestra, and choral rooms; a sound-proof Wenger practice room; individual practice rooms; a music library; digital composing capabilities; and an art gallery to showcase the work of Latin’s visual arts students.
What sets it apart? Charlotte Latin School’s mission is to encourage individual development and civility in our students by inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others, and by offering them many growth-promoting opportunities. Charlotte Latin is an inclusive school that is traditional by design yet innovative in implementation. The school provides a strong sense of community and a balanced educational experience based upon academic rigor, exploration of the arts, and athletic participation. The CLS Honor Code and adherence to core values guide the character development of Latin’s students.


Charlotte Preparatory School

212 Boyce Rd.
704-366-5994
charlotteprep.com

Year founded: 1971
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year started): Annmarie Torres (2005)
Earliest grade: Pre-K
Oldest grade: 8th
Enrollment: 320
Percentage nonwhite: 24%
Avg. class size elementary: 16
Avg. class size middle: 16
Grade foreign language first offered: TK
Languages offered: Spanish, Hindi, French, Hebrew
Lowest tuition: $9,970
Annual tuition oldest grade: $16,380
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 15%
Uniform required? No
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 91%
Middle school sports: Boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, boys lacrosse, boys and girls tennis
Number of musical ensembles: 6
Advanced electives: Peer Mediation, Robotics, Leadership, Science Olympiad, World Travels, Multimedia, Cooking, Cartooning, Chess
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, boys lacrosse, boys and girls tennis
Athletic conference: Queen City Conference
What’s new? Currently unveiling a new Strategic Plan, which turns the school’s emphasis to 21st-century learning. Hired a new STEM coordinator, a faculty member who works on further integrating science, technology, engineering, and math lessons into other content areas. Community Garden Project: An interdisciplinary, hands-on, community-wide initiative that teaches students and parents about sustainability, biology and environmental science.
What sets it apart? Eighth-graders and their parents participate in a placement program that includes an on-campus high school fair, interview preparation, and placement counseling. Over the past 8 years, 99% of our graduates have matriculated to one of their top-choice schools, and students consistently win merit scholarships to high school.


Charlotte United Christian Academy

7700 Wallace Rd.
704-537-0331
cucawarriors.com

Year founded: 2009
Religious affiliation: Nondenominational
Head of school (year started): Janet Atwell (2009)
Earliest grade: Infants
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 158
Percentage nonwhite: 27%
Avg. class size elementary: 9
Avg. class size middle: 7
Avg. class size high: 5
Grade foreign language first offered: 9th
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $5,465
Annual tuition oldest grade: $6,307
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percent of students on financial aid: 22%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 100%
Middle school sports: Cross country, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, flag football, soccer
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
High school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 3
Advanced electives: Special-needs program
Number of AP classes: 3
Avg. senior SAT score: 1657
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Cross country, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, flag football, soccer
Athletic conference: CACAA
What sets it apart? Family atmosphere/individualized attention/emphasis on spiritual development and character/special-needs program.


Christ the King Catholic High School

753 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville
704-799-4400
christthekinghs.com

Year founded: 2011
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of school: Dan Dolan
Earliest grade: 9th
Oldest grade: Adding 10th in 2012
Enrollment: 28
Grade foreign language first offered: 9th
Languages offered: Latin, Spanish
Lowest tuition: $7,874 (Catholic), $11,398 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $7,874 (Catholics), $11,398 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Advanced electives: Art, Yearbook, Strategic Problem Solving, Private Pilot Ground School, Public Speaking/Debate
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Volleyball, basketball
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.

 

 

Countryside Montessori School

9026 Mallard Creek Rd.
704-549-4253
countrysidemontessorischools.org

Year founded: 1981
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year started): Chuck Nusinov (2011)
Earliest grade: Toddler (age 2)
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 500
Percentage nonwhite: 42%
Avg. class size elementary: 24
Avg. class size middle: 22
Avg. class size high: 15
Grade foreign language first offered: 1st
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $6,950
Annual tuition oldest grade: $15,750
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 35%
Uniform required? No
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 95%
Middle school sports: Soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, cheerleading
Middle school theater productions per year: 2
High school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 1
Advanced electives: Field studies in marine biology (Key West) and environmental science (Costa Rica)
Number of AP classes: 11
Percentage of students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 61%
Verbal: 629; math: 623; writing: 600
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 1
Number of art studios: 2
Varsity sports: Cross country, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, and cheerleading
Athletic conference: CGAA and Mid-State Athletic Association
What’s new? Technology: 40 new computers, upgraded internet infrastructure, cloud computing. High School clubs: Ultimate Frisbee, Stress Management, Culture, and Guitar. Playgrounds: Astroturf play surface at the preschool. Athletics: Frisbee golf course, sand volleyball court. New spring sport: wrestling.
What sets it apart? Countryside is the only Montessori school offering 9th-12th grades in North Carolina and one of only five in the United States. Three-year multi-age classes through 6th grade (ages 3-6; 1st-3rd grade; 4th-6th grade). High School Intersession (two-week, in-depth courses in the fall and spring semesters). Overnight, experiential field trips as part of the curriculum beginning in the first grade.


Covenant Classical School

3200 Patrick Henry Dr. NW, Concord
704-792-1854
covenantclassical.org

Year founded: 1996
Religious affiliation: Christian
Head of school (year started): Greg Hardie (2009)
Earliest grade: K4
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 211
Avg. class size elementary: 15
Avg. class size middle: 15
Avg. class size high: 20
Grade foreign language first offered: 3rd
Languages offered: Latin, Spanish
Lowest tuition: $3,900 (K4 half-day program)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $6,500
Financial aid offered? No
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 95%
Middle school sports: Co-ed soccer, basketball, girls volleyball, boys flag football
Middle school theater productions per year: 2
High school theater productions per year: 2
Number of musical ensembles: 2
Advanced electives: Antiquities, Christendom, Modernity, Logic, Rhetoric
Avg. senior SAT scores: Class of 2010: 1732; Class of 2011: 1629
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, cross-country, golf, baseball
Athletic conference: PAC-8
What sets it apart? Covenant Classical School is an independent co-educational day school dedicated to providing a Christian and classical liberal-arts education to boys and girls in K4 through 12th grade. CCS offers a curriculum with a unique emphasis on the intellectual skills and habits that prepare the student for lifelong learning. The course of study is based on the Trivium: grammar, logic, and rhetoric.


Covenant Day School

800 Fullwood Ln., Matthews
704-814-1054
covenantday.org

Year founded: 1989
Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America
Head of school (year started): Marni Halvorson (2002)
Earliest grade: TK
Oldest grade: 12
Enrollment: 841
Percentage nonwhite: 17%
Avg. class size elementary: 18
Avg. class size middle: 18
Avg. class size high: 18
Grade foreign language first offered: 1st
Languages offered: Spanish, Latin, French
Lowest tuition: $4,690 (half day), $7,790 (full day)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $11,390
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 21%
Uniform required? TK-8
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 92%
Middle school sports: Cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, cheerleading, baseball, softball, track and field
Middle school theater productions per year: 3
High school theater productions per year: 5
Number of musical ensembles: 5
Advanced electives: Sports medicine, interior design, culinary arts, graphic design, new-media production, weight training
Number of AP classes: 13-16
Percentage of students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 76%
Avg. senior SAT scores: 1817 (new scale), 1205 (old scale)
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 9
Varsity sports: Cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, cheerleading, baseball, golf, soccer, softball, track and field
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Girls swimming, boys swimming
Athletic conference: Metrolina Athletic Conference
What’s new? Now offers a variety of enrichment classes for Lower School students including cooking, tennis, crotchet, book club, Legos, and more. Will be implementing an iPad program for 8th-grade students. Added 17 more acres and 4 new sports fields to the athletic complex.
What sets it apart? At Covenant Day School, students thrive in a nurturing environment where both academic excellence and spiritual training are blended without compromise. The school integrates biblical thought in every subject and students benefit from small classes by teachers who are committed Christians and trained professionally.


Davidson Day School

750 Jetton St., Davidson
704-237-5259
davidsonday.org

Year founded: 1999
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year started): Bonnie Cotter (2006)
Earliest grade: Traditional Toddlers (age 2)
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 515
Percentage nonwhite: 19%
Avg. class size elementary: 15
Avg. class size middle: 15
Grade foreign language first offered: Traditional Toddlers (Age 2)
Languages offered: Spanish, Mandarin, French
Lowest tuition 5 day: $10,400 (half day for Traditional Toddlers)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $14,300
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 21%
Uniform required? Yes (Age 3-Grade 8)
Bus service offered? Yes
Annual teacher retention rate: 93%
Middle school sports: Boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, golf, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, boys and girls swimming, baseball, boys lacrosse
Middle school theater productions per year: 3 (for grades 3-12); 1 (Middle School only)
High school theater productions per year: 3 (for grades 3-12); 2 (Upper School only)
Number of musical ensembles: 5
Advanced electives: AP Calculus BC, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Pre-engineering Thermodynamics, Digital Illustration, Digital Photography, Piano Lab, Anthropology, and Mythology. Mini-term program between each trimester offers students grades 5-12 weeklong electives such as Marketing, Theory of Knowledge, Women’s Studies, and Architecture.
Number of art studios: 4
Varsity sports: Boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls tennis, baseball, golf, boys lacrosse, boys and girls track and field
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Football, girls soccer, girls cross country, boys cross country, girls tennis, boys track and field
Athletic conference: SPAA
What’s new? Davidson Day is about to purchase land for a second campus to provide a college-like experience for grades 7-12, opening in fall 2013. The existing campus will be transformed into a learning labratory designed especially for students in Early Childhood-6th grade.
What sets it apart? 1) Digital, self-reflective Student Growth Portfolios that allow each student to shape their goals and construct their growth in categories such as academics, character and service. 2) Belize campus extension, the only international archaeological field school exclusively for precollegiate students. 3) DDS hosts two annual international conferences on Mayan archaeology (one in Davidson, one in Florida). 4) Skills-based “Choice Voice” curriculum for grades 7-8, which offer a choice of collegiate-style core courses to prepare students for Upper School and beyond.


Dore Academy

1727 Providence Rd.
704-365-5490
doreacademy.org

Year founded: 1978
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year started): Roberta Smith (2005)
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 12
Enrollment: 85
Avg. class size elementary: 7:1 ratio
Avg. class size middle: 7:1 ratio
Avg. class size high: 7:1 ratio
Grade foreign language first offered: 9th
Lowest tuition: $15,405
Annual tuition oldest grade: $18,680
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 30%
Uniform required? No (dress code)
Bus service offered? No
Middle school sports: Basketball, cross country, golf
Number of musical ensembles: 2
Number of art studios: 1
What’s new? Moving into a larger newer building sometime in 2012 where we will be able to accommodate more students and offer more programs.
What sets it apart? Uniquely designed to serve students diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD.


The Fletcher School

8500 Sardis Rd.
704-365-4658
thefletcherschool.org

Year founded: 1982
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year founded): Margaret Sigmon (1995)
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 263
Percent nonwhite: 5.3%
Avg. class size elementary: Student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1
Avg. class size middle: Student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1
Avg. class size high: Student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1
Grade foreign language first offered: 9
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $20,150
Annual tuition oldest grade: $21,200
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage students on financial aid: 12%
Uniform required? No
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 97.4%
Middle school sports: Basketball, soccer, volleyball, cross country, ultimate, tennis, golf
Advanced electives: Studio art, travel abroad opportunity, creative expression, world religions, fine arts, film studies
Number of art studios: 2
Varsity sports: Basketball, soccer, volleyball, ultimate, swimming, flag football, tennis, golf
Athletic conference: CACAA
What’s new? Clubs: Karate, Fencing, Art, Girls on the Run, Drama, Active Games, Film Making, Bricks 4 Kidz, Chorus, Cartooning, Brass and Woodwinds. Facility: Gymnasium, Art Studios, Courtyard. Technology: New computers.
What sets it apart? The Fletcher School creates bright futures for students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders by offering a structured, individualized, college-preparatory curriculum that prepares them to reach their full potential.


Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School

3100 Park Rd.
704-527-7822
htcms.org

Year founded: 1995
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of school: Kevin Parks
Earliest grade: 6th
Oldest grade: 8th
Enrollment: 874
Avg. class size middle: 25
Grade foreign language first offered: 6th
Languages offered: French, Spanish, German, Latin
Lowest tuition: $5,685 (Catholic), $8,835 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,685 (Catholic), $8,835 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Middle school sports: Volleyball, soccer, football, tennis, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading, track, softball, golf, baseball, cross country, lacrosse
Number of musical ensembles: 2
Advanced electives: Book Illustration, Mixed Chorus, Computer, Web Design, Drama/Musical Theatre, Introduction to Business, Band, Yearbook/Newspaper, Journalism, Broadcasting, Desktop Publishing, Finance, Fashion Merchandising, Sports Marketing, Documentary Film, Creative Technology
Number of art studios: 2
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


Mountain Island Day School

8101 Fallsdale Dr.
704-391-5516
midschool.org

Year founded: 2009
Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian
Head of school (year started): Tom Winstead (2009)
Earliest grade: TK
Oldest grade: 6th
Enrollment: 103
Percentage nonwhite: 39%
Avg. class size elementary: 13
Grade foreign language first offered: TK
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $469 per month
Annual tuition oldest grade: $4,190
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 20%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 80%
Number of musical ensembles: At least 3 per year
Number of art studios: 1 art room
What’s new? New Hovercam was added to our Computer Lab SMARTBoard. New SMARTBoard in the library. New clubs include Lego, science, sign language, and music.
What sets it apart? More than 50% of teachers have master’s degrees. Course of study is based on National and Common Core State Standards. Programs such as Mountain Math, AR, Early Reading Tutor, DRA2, DIBELS, and Thinking Maps to help assess and support student learning. MID has many educated volunteers who work with students who need to review or extend the lessons that they are learning in class. Students are taught valuable character and Bible lessons three times a week as well as join together in weekly worship.

 

 

Northside Christian Academy

333 Jeremiah Blvd.
704-599-9015
northsidechristianacademy.org

Year founded: 1961
Religious affiliation: Baptist
Head of school (year started): Tony Fajardo (2010)
Earliest grade: K5
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 414
Percentage nonwhite: 37%
Avg. class size elementary: 16
Avg. class size middle: 18
Avg. class size high: 15
Grade foreign language first offered: K5
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition 5 day: $3,500 (K5 half-day)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $6,755
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 17%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Middle school sports: Volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, basketball, wrestling, golf, softball, baseball, track
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
High school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 7
Advanced electives: Event Production, Praise Worship Team, Mind Games, Music History Appreciation
Number of AP classes: 4
Percent of students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 69%
Avg. senior SAT scores: CR+M=1043; CR+M+W= 1552
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 3
Number of art studios: 2
Varsity sports: Volleyball, cheerleading, men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track and field, golf, softball, baseball
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Men’s basketball, wrestling
Athletic conference: Metrolina Athletic Conference
What’s new? Readers are Leaders program, reading buddies, student mentoring, interactive projectors, parent seminars, martial arts/dance/computer explorers in the after-school program.
What sets it apart? Fifty years of Christian education. Produce well-rounded students while emphasizing academics, arts, athletics, and attitude (spiritual life). Encourage community outreach. Accredited by SACS and ACSI.


Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School

4225 Shamrock Dr.
704-531-0067
olainfo.com

Year founded: 1948
Head of school: AllanRae Ramkissoon
Earliest grade: Pre-K
Oldest grade: 6th
Enrollment: 132
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Avg. class size elementary: 18
Grade foreign language first offered: Pre-K
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $2,847 (half day), $4,427 (full day)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,685 (Catholic), $8,835 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus Service Offered? Yes
Advanced electives: English as a Second Language (ELSP), Talented and Gifted program (LEAP), Instrumental Music Program, Learning Support
Number of art studios: 1
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


Providence Day School

5800 Sardis Rd.
704-887-6001
providenceday.org

Year founded: 1970
Religious affiliation: None
Head of school (year started): Glyn Cowlishaw (July 2011)
Earliest grade: TK
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 1,540
Percentage nonwhite: 21%
Avg. class size elementary: 18
Avg. class size middle: 15
Avg. class size high: 15
Grade foreign language first offered: TK
Languages offered: Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin, German
Lowest tuition: $14,960
Annual tuition oldest grade: $20,730
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 16.2%
Uniform required? No
Bus service offered? Yes
Annual teacher retention rate: 92%
Middle school sports: Cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball, track and field
Middle school theater productions per year: 2 and an all-school musical
High school theater productions per year: 2 and an all-school musical
Number of musical ensembles: 16
Advanced electives: Literature of Other—Marginalized in America, Robotics Engineering, History of the ‘60s, Global Issues, Meteorology, Global Theater, Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Spanish Conversation, Composition, Theater, Sports Medicine
Number of AP classes: 25
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 93%
Avg. senior SAT scores: Middle 50% mean is 1914 and range is 1750-2090
Seniors with National Merit recognition: Class of 2011: 11 Finalists
Number of art studios: 3
Varsity sports: Cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball, track and field
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Girls tennis, girls basketball, boys tennis, golf, boys cross country, football.
Athletic conference: CISAA
What’s new? New headmaster, athletics director, and director of institutional advancement. Launched iPad projects in kindergarten, 4th grade, 8th grade, and Environmental Science classes.
What sets it apart? Faculty are equipped with the tools and training necessary to teach for the 21st century, preparing students to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and effective communicators. The Global Studies Diploma Program, the first of its kind in the country, allows students in grades 9-12 to choose a curriculum and set of experiences focused on developing successful and responsible global citizens. Exchange programs with sister schools around the world. Global Educator Certification program provides teachers the opportunity for research and intensive study visits in other countries and encourages them to apply their gained knowledge and experience to the classroom. Teachers use wireless laptop computers, document cameras, SMART Boards, and Senteo technology, as well as blogs, wikis, and Twitter for instruction. The Extended Day Program is recognized as one of the top 10 after-school programs in the nation. Summer Programs offers children and adults a variety of intriguing and challenging experiences designed to capture the imagination and renew the spirit.


SouthLake Christian Academy

13901 Hager’s Ferry Rd., Huntersville
704-949-2200
southlakechristian.org

Year founded: 1994
Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
Head of school (year started): C. Wayne Parker II (1996)
Earliest grade: Junior Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 12
Enrollment: 900
Percentage nonwhite: 8%
Avg. class size elementary: 24
Avg. class size middle: 24
Avg. class size high: 20
Grade foreign language first offered: JK
Languages offered: Spanish, Greek/Latin
Lowest tuition: $6,300
Annual tuition oldest grade: $9,350
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percent of students on financial aid: 25%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Annual teacher retention rate: 98%
Middle school sports: Football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming, wrestling, softball, cross country
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
High school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 1
Number of AP classes: 13
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 76%
Avg. senior SAT score: 1670
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 2
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming, wrestling, softball, cross country
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Volleyball, football, boys and girls swimming, baseball
Athletic conference: Metrolina Athletic Conference
What sets it apart? SouthLake Christian Academy provides students a Christian worldview within a challenging curriculum and comprehensive program consisting of academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities. The school emphasizes academic rigor by utilizing a college preparatory curriculum. Committed to providing students with experiences and opportunities that build personal character and discipleship.


St. Ann Catholic School

600 Hillside Ave.
704-525-4938
stanncatholicschool.org

Year founded: 1955
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of School: Peggy Mazzola
Earliest grade: Pre-K
Oldest grade: 5th
Enrollment: 204
Avg. class size elementary: 18
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $2,847 (part day), $4,427 (full day)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Number of musical ensembles: 1
Advanced electives: Talented and Gifted Program (LEAP), Instrumental Music Program, Learning Support
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


St. Gabriel Catholic School

3028 Providence Rd.
704-531-0067
stgabrielchurch.org

Year founded: 1958
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of school: Sharon Broxterman
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 5th
Enrollment: 565
Avg. class size elementary: 25
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Financial aid offered? Yes
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Advanced electives: Gifted and Talented Program (L.E.A.P.), Instrumental Music Program, Learning Support
What sets it apart? A school concentrated on faith, tradition, and academic excellence offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


St. Mark Catholic School

14750 Stumptown Rd., Matthews
stmarkcatholicschool.net
704-766-5000

Year founded: 2003
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of school: Debbie Butler
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 8th
Enrollment: 751
Avg. class size elementary: 25
Avg. class size middle: 25
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $5,131 (Catholics), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Middle school sports: Basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball
Middle school theater productions per year: 2
Number of musical ensembles: 2
Advanced electives: Band, Honors Chorus, Broadcast Journalism, Painting, Art II, 3-D Art, Multimedia, Yearbook, Dance, Talented and Gifted program (LEAP), Instrumental Music Program, Learning Support
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


St. Matthew Catholic School

11525 Elm Ln.
704-544-2070
st-matts.com

Year founded: 1992
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Head of school: Kevin O’Herron
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 5th
Enrollment: 627
Avg. class size Elementary: 25
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Number of musical ensembles: 1
Advanced electives: Talented and Gifted program (LEAP), Instrumental Music Program, Learning Support
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.

 

 

St. Patrick Catholic School

1125 Buchanan St.
704-333-3174
stpatrickschool.org

Year founded: 1930
Head of school: Debbie Mixer
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 5th
Enrollment: 320
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Avg. class size elementary: 25
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $5,131 (Catholic), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,131 (Catholics), $8,256 (non-Catholic)
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Number of musical ensembles: 1
Advanced electives: Talented and Gifted Program (LEAP), Instrumental Music Program, Learning Support
What sets it apart? MACS Schools are known for their concentration on faith, tradition and academic excellence. Offering a quality education in the Catholic tradition.


Trinity Episcopal School

750 E. Ninth St.
704-358-8101
tescharlotte.org

Year founded: 2000
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Head of school (year started): Thomas J. Franz (2011)
Earliest grade: Kindergarten
Oldest grade: 8th
Enrollment: 414
Percentage nonwhite: 25%
Avg. class size elementary: 23
Avg. class size middle: 18
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish, Latin
Lowest tuition: $13,990
Annual tuition oldest grade: $15,260
Financial aid offered? Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 25%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 80%
Middle school sports: Cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, basketball, track, volleyball
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: 15
Advanced electives: Printmaking, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Class, “Glee” Club, Social Impact Initiatives, Science Education, Marine Conservation, and Fairness in Taxation, Banking
Number of art studios: 1
Athletic conference: Queen City Conference
What’s new? Students will journey to Nicaragua and Haiti for mission trips. Second grade partners with Little Sugar Creek Community Garden. 160 MS students served Asheville’s homeless population in August, also packed over 17,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now.
What sets it apart? With the Charlotte skyline framed by Trinity’s classroom windows, Center City becomes a textbook offering lessons that entice and engage Trinity students. As an urban school, Trinity offers an extended classroom with daily trips to destinations such as ImaginOn, Discovery Place, and the Mint Museum. Progressive, constructivist curriculum and workshop approach encourage students to problem solve, think creatively, and gain understanding by constructing their own knowledge via guided problem solving and carefully planned experiences.


United Faith Christian Academy

8617 Providence Rd.
704-541-1742
ufca.org

Year founded: 1985
Religious affiliation: Nondenomational
Head of school (year started): Joe Siragusa (2008)
Earliest grade: TK
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 260
Percentage nonwhite: 14%
Avg. class size elementary: 15
Avg. class size middle: 18
Avg. class size high: 17
Grade foreign language first offered: TK
Languages offered: Spanish, Chinese
Lowest tuition: $5,800
Annual tuition oldest grade: $7,975
Financial aid offered? No
Percentage of students on financial aid: 17%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? No
Annual teacher retention rate: 17%
Middle school sports: Volleyball, boys and girls basketball, soccer, cheerleading, cross country
Middle school theater productions per year: 1
High school theater productions per year: 1
Number of musical ensembles: Middle-school band, high-school band
Advanced electives: Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Art, Theatre, Calculus
Number of AP classes: 4
Percentage students scoring 3+ on AP classes: 25%
Avg. senior SAT scores: 1484
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 1
Number of art studios: 1
Varsity sports: Volleyball, boys and girls basketball, soccer, cheerleading, boys and girls golf
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: Basketball
Athletic conference: SPAA (Varsity), CGAA (Middle School)
What’s new? Falon Fitness Field, technology upgrades in all classrooms, UFCA Olympics, varsity basketball coach Muggsy Bogues
What sets it apart? Smaller class sizes, biblical integration, Success in 7 (college visits starting in 6th grade), Buddy Program (mentoring program for students), Hands on Creek Project (monitoring for the county), International Student Program


Victory Christian Center School

7224 Old Pineville Rd.
704-391-7339
vccenter.net

Year founded: 1989
Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian
Head of school (year started): Michael Pratt (1989)
Earliest grade: K-3
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 300
Percentage nonwhite: 95%
Avg. class size elementary: 10-15
Avg. class size middle: 10-15
Avg. class size high: 12-17
Grade foreign language first offered: Preschool
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition: $5,270
Annual tuition oldest grade: $5,670- $7,140
Financial aid: Yes
Percentage of students on financial aid: 5%
Uniform required? Yes
Bus service offered? Yes
Annual teacher retention rate: 90%
Middle school sports: Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, softball, baseball, track
Middle school theater productions per year: 2
High school theater productions per year: 2
Number of AP classes: 8
Athletic conference: SPAA
Varsity sports: Basketball, football, soccer, baseball, softball, track, golf, volleyball
Varsity state championships/semifinals past three years: boys basketball, girls basketball, track
 

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