Charlotte Charter & Private School List

REGIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS

Aristotle Preparatory Academy

A Challenge Foundation Academy is to provide students of all racial and ethnic background to become successful citizens by combing a rigorous STEM focused college-preparatory curriculum with focused character development.
Grade Span: K-3
2461 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
704.412.1086

Bradford Preparatory School
Bradford Preparatory School is committed to ensuring academic excellence, nurturing personal relationships, and inspiring a growing passion for creativity and learning in all of our students. While encouraging our students to take personal responsibility for their future, we will support their development of life skills and encourage them to become compassionate and productive citizens.
County:Mecklenburg
Grade Span: K-8
2502 Salome Church Road 
Charlotte , NC 28262
704.549.0080

Charlotte Choice Charter
The mission of Charlotte Choice Charter is to build a rigorous and productive learning environment where students can reach their academic potential and where teachers set clear educational goals. A focus on citizenship and experimental learning through community engagement will be present at every grade level Building upon this foundation enables students from all socioeconomic levels to realize their academic and personal potential and to prepare to enter, compete, and succeed as students, and, later, as professionals.
Grade Span: K-5
1000 Anderson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
980.272.8308

Charlotte Learning Academy
Charlotte Learning Academy will create a student-centered educational environment for at-risk students that challenges them to maintain high levels of motivation and achievement while instilling the Discipline, Respect, Perseverance, Scholarship and Excellence they need to succeed in college and other post-secondary opportunities.
Grade Span: 6-10
Address:701 Scaleybark Rd.
Charlotte, NC
980.355.2077

Charlotte Secondary
Balanced & comprehensive liberal arts education with emphasis on civic education, integrated arts & humanities for grades 6-12; Paideia for 6-8; Comprehensive curriculum; 9-12 College Prep; Partners: National Paideia Center, National Humanities Center, NC Civic Education Consortium, & the American Youth Policy Forum
Grade Span: 6-10
8601 McAlpine Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211
704.295.0137

Commonwealth High School
The mission of the Charlotte Charter High School is to provide students who have dropped out of school or are likely to drop out with a non traditional learning environment in which they are able to earn a high school diploma and be prepared for postsecondary success.
Grade Span:9-12
5112 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC
704.899.4998

Community School of Davidson
Community School of Davidson is a public charter school located in Davidson, NC. Community School of Davidson believes that every child can and will succeed in ways that reflect his or her own aptitudes and interests. Our mission is to use The Basic School educational program to provide an optimum environment for learning.
Grade Span: K-12
565 Griffith S
Davidson, NC 28036
704.897.8061

Corvian Community School
Corvian Community School believes that every child can and will succeed in ways that reflect his or her own aptitudes, interests, and healthful lifestyle practices. Our mission is to use the Basic School educational philosophy to provide an optimum environment for learning in which: (1) teachers and parents work together to create an inclusive community of learning, (2) students are intrinsically motivated as lifelong learners through hands-on teaching and an integrated curriculum, (3) students are encouraged to develop healthy lifestyle practices for social, emotional and physical health and (4) teachers are empowered to encourage the successful development of the whole child as they strive to meet needs of each individual over the course of a two year learning loop.
Grade Span: K-4
9501 David Taylor Dr
Charlotte, NC 28262
704.717.7550

Crossroads Charter High
The mission of Crossroads Charter High School is to serve as a lighthouse for students, parents and the community by providing educational solutions and innovative teaching techniques in an effort to achieve academic excellence for high risk students, whether they are termed high-risk or academically gifted. To evaluate and design an individual education plan to orchestrate the students' education for success in the future. By defining the strengths and weaknesses of each student's abilities, Crossroads' administrators and faculty can actively assess their progress through the education experience.
Grade Span: 9-12
5500 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28213
704.597.5100

Invest Collegiate Transform
Transform, located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina provides an exemplary college preparatory program including an integration of Fine Arts, Physical Health, and a commitment to engagement through service and learning within the greater community. At INVEST COLLEGIATE, we imagine, we nurture, we value, we engage, we sustain, we transform as we champion opportunities in leadership and learning, embracing greatness, inspiring achievement within a telescopic environment.
Grade Span: K-6
2100 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208
704.370.4000 

Kennedy School
Kennedy Charter Public School provides a safe, dynamic, and positive learning environment for students 6-12 at risk of failure in traditional school settings. Academic and behavioral goals are clearly defined for each student within a constructive, highly structured, learning environment that is conducive to student achievement. Student assistance & guidance counseling services are available to all students. College preparation and career planning are vital components. Over 50% of students live in group homes, foster homes or non-custodial parent situations. Students often are drop outs, or two to three grade levels behind upon entrance.
Grade Span: K - 12
1717 Sharon Rd. West
Charlotte, NC 28210
704.688.2939

KIPP: Charlotte
A college preparatory school designed to prepare students from underserved areas with academic skills, intellectual habits, & character traits necessary to succeed in high school, college, & beyond beginning with 5th grade students. Based on the national model of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program). Curriculum is the SCOS with extended day, extended year, and Saturday classes bi-weekly. Cultivates a culture that espouses learning & hard work can be fun, strong system of rewards & consequences, & consistent focus on preparing for college.
Grade Span:5-8
931 Wilann Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
704.537.2044

Lake Norman Charter
Our mission is Together we lead, learn and serve. Lake Norman Charter School students will acquire and demonstrate leadership skills (awareness, communication, academic success, teamwork, and citizenship) to bring out the best in themselves and others. To meet school objectives, LNCS provides: A challenging academic setting; A focused classroom size averaging 22 students in core classes; A strong discipline and honor code; A strong, cooperative atmosphere; High professional satisfaction and accountability. LNCS adheres to and enhances the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Grade Span: 5-12
12435 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.948.8600

Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy
Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy is a nondiscriminatory, public charter school that provides a differentiated, exceptionally challenging education for children of extremely high academic or intellectual ability, ages 5 to 13. We meet the distinctive intellectual, social and emotional needs of our students by providing a supportive environment in which they can meet academic challenges and develop relationships with peers of all ages. We strive to prepare our graduates to become independent, productive, responsible and creative individuals capable of making original contributions to society.
Grade Span:K-8
5225 Seventy-Seven Center Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
704.503.1112

Pioneer Springs Community School
Pioneer Springs Community School was created by families to give more families the opportunity to be part of a Basic School connecting students to their community and the natural world. At Pioneer Springs, we believe a school can: 1) keep the desire to learn burning bright in every student through individualized, hands-on, creative exploration of an integrated curriculum; 2) foster the growth of the whole student: academically, physically, socially, and emotionally; 3) function as a community of learning in which students, parents, teachers, and staff collaborate to achieve common goals; 4) capture students' inherent curiosity about their environment to foster deeper connections to nature.
Grade Span: K-3
9200 and 9132 Bob Beatty Road
Charlotte, NC 28629
704.494.0777

Queen's Grant Community
Located just east of Charlotte, N.C. in the town of Mint Hill, you will find Queen's Grant Community Charter School. This school opened his doors in August of 2002 starting with grades K-5 and an enrollment of 643. Since its opening it has added an additional grade each year until it reached full capacity in 2005 with an enrollment of 720 students in grades Kindergarten-8th. The school must hold an annual lottery each year to decide which new applicants will have an opportunity to attend the school the following year in August. Queen's Grant Community Charter School is highly regarded for its academic excellence, its strong emphasis on moral focus, which is apparent with the many ways it is always giving to people in need, fund-raising for various charities or disaster relief funds, and of course taking care of those families in need who are part of our own Queen's Grant family. 
Grade Span: K-12
6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.
Mint Hill, NC 28227
704.573.6611

Socrates Academy
Socrates Academy has been established to serve Grades K-5. The mission of the Academy is to work in partnership with parents and community to encourage our students to reach their full potential by developing critical analytical thinking skills and becoming self-confident in a high achievement, multicultural, disciplined environment. Using the Socratic Method and the NC Standard Course of Study, both English and Greek are taught to our scholars. The curriculum also emphasizes math and character development.
Grade Span: K-8
3909 Weddington Rd. 
Matthews , NC 28105
704.321.1711

Sugar Creek Charter
Sugar Creek is committed to providing an environment that's conducive to learning for all students that sets high expectations for student behavior and academic achievement. Sugar Creek is a uniform school and students are required to adhere to a strict uniform policy. The Code of Conduct has been designed to guide the efforts of teachers and staff in creating a safe, orderly environment and to reinforce the primary mission of the school: demanding academic learning. The Code, states clearly all school-wide rules governing student behavior as well as the consequences for breaking the rules, serves as a contract among parents, students, and staff. Character education lessons are integrated daily in to the curriculum for K-5 students. Each lesson is based on a monthly school-wide character virtue. Middle school students attend a daily Life Skills class that focus on the same school-wide character virtues and social skills training. 
Grade Span:K-8
4101 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.509.5470

The Community Charter
Community Charter School is an emergent learning, arts integration public school located near Uptown Charlotte. The community is our classroom. Community Charter School's curriculum is: Interdisciplinary: integrating all areas of learning and emphasizing connections among cultures; Emergent: following the interests and expressed designs of the children; Constructivist: building on and connecting to the child�s previous experiences and knowledge; Collaborative: making decisions together that affect students, staff and parents; Community Oriented: using the resources within the CCS community and in the community at large including business, government, museums, libraries, theatres, and community service organizations. 
Grade Span:K-5
510 S. Torrence St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.377.3180

Thunderbird Preparatory School
Thunderbird Preparatory Academy will cultivate a highly effective leadership environment that engages, embraces and enriches children's strengths, one child at a time.
Grade Span:K-4
17609 Old Statesville Road
Cornelius, NC 28031

Union Academy
Union Academy is a pathway by which children mature into confident young adults who are highly prepared and motivated to make positive contributions to their local and global communities. As a school of challenge, character, and community, Union Academy places great value on: high standards and expectations for academic achievement and continuing education; high standards and expectations for character and personal integrity; school as a community of students, teachers, families, and friends; commitment of service to others. Union Academy is accredited by SACS and NAIS for grades K-12.
Grade Span: K-12
675 N. M.L. King Jr. Blvd
Monroe, NC 28110
704.238.8883

United Community School
Our mission is to fulfill the vision of The Basic School by Dr. Ernest L. Boyer. The Basic School approach following a year-round calendar with our emphasis on piano theory will result in high student growth and achievement. At UCS, everyone UNITES to promote learning; teachers are empowered to meet the individual needs of students; and parents are partners.
Grade Span: K-2
5309 Idlewood Road-North
Charlotte, NC 28215
980.819.0555
 

LARGEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Cannon School
Address: 5801 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord
Phone: 704-786-8171
Website: cannonschool.org
Enrollment: 983
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $19,590  
AP classes: 18
   
What sets it apart: Cannon’s educational philosophy—adaptive expertise—combines habits of mind and spirit to provide students with a strategy to know themselves, seek truth, communicate, and relate with others. Students cultivate the ability to reflect, take risks, and decide for themselves how they will meet challenges in academic settings, in their careers, and in their lives.

Charlotte Catholic High School
Address: 7702 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 
Phone: 704-716-2418
Website: charlottecatholic.org
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Enrollment: 1,347
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $9,366-$12,348
Avg. senior SAT scores: 1600-1930 is the mid-50% score.
Seniors with National Merit recognition: 7 semifinalists and 11 recognized as commended

What sets it apart: The strong sense of community is what sets CCHS apart from other schools. If there is a student, family, or staff member in need, there is a large community that offers support through prayer and action.

Charlotte Christian School
Address: 7301 Sardis Rd.
Phone: 704-366-5657
Website: charlottechristian.com
Religious affiliation: Christian, nondenominational
Enrollment: 1,036
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $18,580
AP classes: 21

What sets it apart: Founded in 1950, Charlotte Christian has a 64-year legacy of excellence in Christian, college-prep education. New on campus is the Hendrick Center for Arts and Science that includes a new lower school STEM lab, new visual arts and fine arts classrooms, new lower school media center, new technology classrooms, and more. Also new is the iKnights academic technology initiative that provides new MacBook laptops for every upper-school student and teacher, along with new Apple devices for lower and middle school classroom use. J-Term is another new program that allows upper-school students to spend the first week of the spring semester engaged in mission trips, service projects, internships, or experiences in unique learning environments outside of the classroom.

Charlotte Country Day School
Address: 1440 Carmel Rd.
Phone: 704-943-4500
Website: charlottecountryday.org
Enrollment: 1,635 
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $21,760 
AP classes: 21

What sets it apart: Country Day is the only independent school in North Carolina to offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) program and the only independent school in Charlotte to offer organic chemistry. Through the Upper School Science Outreach Program, Country Day helps students find and secure summer internships in local and national university laboratory settings.

Charlotte Latin School
Address: 9502 Providence Rd.
Phone: 704-846-1100
Website: charlottelatin.org
Enrollment: 1405
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $20,650
AP classes: 16

What sets it apart: Charlotte Latin School is a national leader in STEM education in TK-12 schools. Since the introduction of its first middle school engineering class in 1989, the school’s STEM program has expanded to include opportunities for lower and middle school students. Charlotte Latin’s STEM curriculum was the first in the nation to incorporate the Raspberry Pi (a basic computer) to teach programming skills. In 2014, Charlotte Latin was the first in the nation to introduce the Oculus Rift virtual reality device as an instructional tool that allows the school’s computer science, engineering, and visual arts students to enhance their creativity and to innovate through immersion in a virtual world.

Covenant Day School
Address: 800 Fullwood Ln., Matthews
Phone: 704-847-2385
Website: covenantday.org
Founded: 1989
Religious affiliation: Christian
Youngest grade: Transitional kindergarten (TK)
Oldest grade: 12th
Enrollment: 830
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $13,600
AP classes: 15-18

What sets it apart: At Covenant Day School, students thrive in an innovative environment where both academic excellence and spiritual training are blended without compromise.

Providence Day School
Address: 5800 Sardis Rd.
Phone: 704-887-6000
Website: ProvidenceDay.org
Enrollment: 1,590 
Annual tuition, oldest grade: $22,745
AP classes: 25

What sets it apart: The school’s recent endorsement by the Global Education Benchmark Group—the first such endorsement in the nation—based on the school’s TK-12 global education curriculum and Global Studies Diploma Program, which allows students in grades 9-12 to choose a course of study and set of experiences that lead to a second Global Studies Diploma.