Smarties, we bring you an in-depth interview with our friends at Charlotte Preparatory School as we kick off the 2014-15 Open House Season.
“Charlotte Prep isn’t just a place to learn; it is a place to live. When I am at Charlotte Prep I don’t think about meeting qualifications. I think about doing my absolute best. There is a reason why everyone says that Charlotte Prep is a home, a family, and a community. Because it truly is. I cannot convey how much Charlotte Prep has done for my life; however, I can say that I am a much more developed and well-rounded person, student, and community member because of Charlotte Prep”.
–8th grade graduate, Jack B. ‘13
Charlotte Preparatory School provides an extraordinary educational experience founded on academic excellence, character development, and leadership in a culturally diverse community.
Charlotte Preparatory School is the only Pre-K-8 grade school in Charlotte that offers a Pre-K Montessori educational foundation that then transitions into a rigorous, yet nurturing, Lower and Middle School academic experience. Our values are grounded in our four character pillars: integrity, respect, perseverance and courage. We provide an exceptional education in an environment that is encouraging and designed to allow students to realize their interests, strengths and potential.
Our campus is situated on 13 acres just south of Uptown. Our buildings are thoughtfully positioned to provide Early, Lower and Middle School their own space. We incorporate music, fine arts and STEM components across all grade levels so everyone benefits from these unique spaces and learning experiences. We also place a heavy focus on multicultural education ensuring our students are exposed to the world and our neighbors around us.
One of our most recent initiatives has involved the adoption of our new math curriculum – Math In Focus: Singapore Math (MIF).
“What you may not know is that MIF has led the world in math mastery for over a decade; its students become competent and proficient mathematicians at very early ages. Even better, they grow to be capable problem solvers who think mathematically with ease.”
–Nicole Girvan, Lower School Division Head
We have put tremendous focus into our STEM program. Starting in our Montessori Early School, students are exposed to STEM components across their curriculum. Presenting new curriculum materials and providing state of the art Lower School classroom along Science classroom furniture and equipment in our STEM Lab are a top priority.
While we present an advanced curriculum, we are child-centered and we focus on the student’s social situation and developmental needs throughout their Pre-K through 8th grade experience.
At the end of the day, education is about children, about giving them opportunities, opening their hearts and minds and watching them discover life. We are a close-knit family at Charlotte Prep and we invite you to come on campus and see for yourself. Experience how our children, teachers and administrators interact and embrace the joy of learning.
Charlotte Preparatory School: Where each child is known and every child matters.
The 2014-15 Charlotte Preparatory School Admissions Open Houses:
Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 7:00pm (Pre-Kindergarten-8th Grade)
Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2:00pm (Pre-Kindergarten-8th Grade)
Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 9:30am (Focus on Montessori Early School)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 9:30am (Pre-Kindergarten-8th Grade)