Charlotte School Open House Season? WHAT? School just started! It’s hard to believe and hard to handle when we are just sliding into the new school year. In typical Smarty style, we took some of the pain out of the process as we unveil the 2014-15 Smarty School Open House Guide below!
We are very proud to announce our partners for the 2014-15 Smarty Education Corner, presented by Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids and Charlotte Nature Museum: Cannon School, Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Lab School, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte Preparatory School, Hickory Grove Christian School, Huntington Learning Center, Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS), Providence Day School, and Trinity Episcopal School. Over the coming months, these educators will keep us informed on all things trending in education. We’re thrilled to align with this amazing group of organizations and we’ll deliver invaluable information all year long right to your Smarty devices!
Mark your calendars, Smarties, you’re going to want to hit all of the amazing schools that Charlotte has to offer! We will keep you updated all Open House season long, this is just the beginning!
CHARLOTTE AREA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Established in 1969, Cannon School is a JrK-12 independent college preparatory school. Their educational philosophy of adaptive expertise provides students with a strategy to know themselves, seek truth, communicate, and relate with others. Their core values of courage, teamwork, respect, integrity, passion, and kindness inform how we create a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment for students at every grade level. “Go Beyond,” the school motto, articulates our enduring pursuit of excellence and lifelong learning.
Open House Schedule
Admission Open House Events – JrK-12
Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 8 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 10 at 1:00 pm
Admission Information Sessions:
Friday, November 21 at 10:00am (JrK-K)
Tuesday, January 20 at 11:00am (Grades 5-12)
Tuesday, February 17 at 11:00am (Grades 5-12)
Information about Cannon School open houses and open house registration can be found at www.cannonschool.org/openhouse.
Admission Contact Information:
Bill Diskin, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Nancy Rogers, Associate Director of Admission
Kate Weinstock, Admission Coordinator
Shelly Edwards, Admission Assistant
Established in 1950, Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school serving students in grades JK-12. Their vision for students includes the integration of a Biblical worldview into a curriculum where character, values and essential life skills are emphasized and modeled by a professional and dedicated faculty. A rigorous academic program is offered including strong co-curricular offerings with successful athletic and fine arts programs. For more information, schedule a tour of campus, attend an open house or visit www.charlottechristian.com.
Prospective Parent/Child Enrichment Classes:
Prospective parents and their children ages 4-6 are invited to attend a hands-on, enrichment class at Charlotte Christian.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 2:15-3:15pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 2:15-3:15pm
Story Time Adventures
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 2:15-3:15pm
Young Scientists’ Afternoon
To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open House Schedule:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7 p.m.
JK-K Open House
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:30am
JK-K Open House
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1pm
Grades JK-12 Open House
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6pm
Grades JK-5 Open House (dinner provided)
What Makes a Country Day Education So Extraordinary?
Charlotte Country Day School is a mission-driven independent school serving students in grades junior kindergarten through 12. Founded in 1941, Country Day is a strong, forward-thinking school that goes beyond academics to more completely prepare students for life. Country Day’s long legacy of firsts among the Charlotte region’s independent schools includes groundbreaking programs and progressive ideas. Academic rigor is balanced by community service and athletic, artistic, and extracurricular endeavors. As partners in our students’ success, our goal is to shape confident, healthy, well-rounded adults who are ready to make significant contributions to society.
A million discoveries are waiting to be made. Please join us for an Open House:
Tuesday, October 7, 7 pm
Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten (parents)
Wednesday, October 22, 7 pm
Junior Kindergarten–Grade 4 (parents)
Thursday, November 6, 1:30 pm
Grades 9–12 (parents and students)
Kindly RSVP to: www.charlottecountryday.org/openhouse
Please call our Admissions Office at (704) 943-4530 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Charlotte Lab School is a NC tuition-free public charter school opening in the Uptown area in the fall of 2015 with grades K-4 and growing to a K-8 school. Their mission is to redesign the school experience to better prepare students for success in college and career and to serve, through community parternships, as a model for innovative practices in teaching and leadership. They believe in: Authentic Learning, Individualization and Personalization, Global Awareness and Bilingualism, Metacognitive Skill Development, and Innovation.
LEARN MORE. Join us at one of our upcoming Information Sessions. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a Spanish-speaking representative at each of the sessions.
Tuesday, September 30
Plaza Midwood Library*
1623 Central Ave.
Wednesday, October 1
Hickory Grove Library*
5935 Hickory Grove Rd.
Thursday, October 9
101 Scaleybark Rd.
Tuesday, October 14
University City Library*
301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.
Tuesday October 21
Northeastern University–Charlotte, Welcome Center
101 North Tryon Street
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 5
Matthews Public Library*
230 Matthews Station St.
Tuesday, November 11
West Boulevard Public Library*
2157 West Boulevard
Wednesday, November 19
Morrison Regional Library*
7015 Morrison Boulevard
Tuesday, December 9
Beatties Ford Public Library*
2412 Beatties Ford Rd.
Wednesday, December 17
Independence Regional Library*
6000 Conference Dr.
*Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is not a sponsor, nor does it endorse any practices or points of view of Charlotte Lab School.
This school is history in the making, so please check the website often for more upcoming open houses.
Contact Charlotte Lab School:
PO Box 30034
Charlotte, NC 28230
Charlotte Latin is an accredited, independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory, day school serving 1400 students in transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade on a 122-acre campus in Charlotte. Latin’s mission is to encourage individual development and civility by inspiring students to learn, to serve others, and to pursue growth-promoting opportunities. Latin’s students, parents, alumni, and faculty-staff members embrace the School’s mission, core values, Honor Code, and focus on leadership development.
Charlotte Latin promotes a strong sense of community, a challenging yet nurturing environment, and a commitment to academic excellence. Students are presented with many opportunities to explore and develop their intellectual, artistic, and athletic interests, and a wide range of extracurricular activities are available including a TK–12 community service program and the CLS International Sister School and Study Abroad Programs.
Charlotte Latin values teaching and celebrates learning, resulting in 100 percent of graduates being accepted to college, including some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.
Admissions Open House Dates:
Thursday, October 17, 2014, 9:30am
Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:30am
TK/K through Grade 12
To register: www.charlottelatin.org/OpenHouseRSVP
Admissions Look at Latin Dates
Take a closer look, in a smaller group, at CLS innovations.
Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:30am
Technology: Steam and iPad 1.1
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30pm
The Early Child: Beginning School
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30am
Serving You Breakfast: Service and Traditions
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:00pm
What Makes Us Special: Extracurriculars
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00pm
Where We Go From Here: General Overview
For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at 704.846.7207.
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Admissions Office: 704-846-7207
Charlotte Preparatory School is a Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8 college-preparatory coeducational day school located on a 13-acre campus in southeast Charlotte. Hallmarks of the School include:
– an encouraging, caring environment that nurtures the whole child
– small class sizes and an optimum student-teacher ratio
– a diverse student population prepared to excel in an increasingly global society
– a student body that is highly recruited by area independent high schools and boarding schools
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)
Hickory Grove Christian is a college preparatory school and ministry of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. The school exists to “know Christ and to make Him known through Christian education” and is on a journey of excellence to “become the leading college-preparatory school in the region equipping Christian leaders to make a profound difference in the world for the glory of God.” Current enrollment for the 2013-2014 year is 1,200 students: 260 students in the Early Education Center (6 weeks to 5 years of age) and 940 students in grades TK-12. The elementary, middle, and high schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Tours at Hickory Grove Christian are designed to introduce parents to the school and explain the admissions process. The school’s admissions director will guide prospective parents through the academic buildings, cafeteria, worship center, and gyms. All tour times begin at 9:30am and are by appointment only. Please call the admissions office at 704-531-3589 to schedule a tour.
For more information, visit www.hgchristian.org/admissions/Welcome.
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Shools (MACS) – A centralized, regional system of schools in the Charlotte area that includes 9 schools that serve Pre-K through 12th grade.
For over 80 years, Catholic Schools in Charlotte have offered a quality education in the Catholic tradition open to any student. Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) continues this tradition today. These schools, located throughout the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area offer an education that doesn’t simply attempt to fulfill the academic needs of each student, but is committed to building each of the students spiritually, morally, and academically.
MACS schools focus on strong Catholic values and traditions, and make these values and traditions part of every school day from prayer life to behavioral expectations. Respect for one’s self as well as others is an important aspect of a Catholic education and students experience the discipline necessary to develop respect for teachers and other students, as well as for themselves.
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Open House Schedule:
Saturday, October 11, 2014 12-2pm & Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9a-12p
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (PK-8)
4225 Shamrock Dr.
Charlotte NC 28215
St. Ann Catholic School (PK,TK,K-5)
600 Hillside Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28209
St. Gabriel Catholic School (K-5)
3028 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
St. Mark Catholic School (K-8)
14750 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
St. Matthew Catholic School (TK,K-5)
11525 Elm Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
St. Patrick Catholic School (K-5)
1125 Buchanan St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Saturday, October 4, 2014 11a-1p & Monday, October 6, 2014 11a-1p
Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School
3100 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Saturday, October 4, 2014 12-2p
Charlotte Catholic High School
7702 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Christ the King Catholic High School
2011 Crusaders Way
Huntersville, NC 28078
Providence Day School exists to inspire in students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility. One of the core values is the belief that the success of students depends on a partnership which includes teachers, parents, administrators, support staff, grandparents, alumni and friends. They encourage the extended school family to be active in each student’s development. They are a TK-12 co-educational college preparatory school.
Open House Schedule:
Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Transitional Kindergarten through 12
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2013 at 9:30 am
For more information, click here.
Trinity Episcopal School is the only K-8 independent school in Uptown Charlotte. Their passionate and innovative faculty are committed to creating scholars by redefining academic rigor using a workshop approach, inspiring a responsibility for students’ own learning, and promoting their curiosity in the classroom and the world around them. As an urban school, Trinity has the distinct advantage of an extended campus that includes Center City destinations such as ImaginOn, Discovery Place, and the Mint Museum.
The Trinity school community nurtures spirituality through the reason, acceptance, and service found within the Episcopal tradition. Trinity embraces the richness of diversity by encouraging students to be socially-conscious and civically-engaged ambassadors of grace, honor and respect in the world. They instill honor through high expectations for responsibility, respect, kindness and integrity, all found in the Trinity Honor Code.
The powerful combination of creating scholars, nurturing spirituality and embracing diversity enables us to inspire, develop and send forth the future leaders of tomorrow.
Open House Schedule:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10am (Presented in Spanish)
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3pm
Super Tours include a short presentation from the School Leadership Team as well as a campus tour. All Super Tours begin at 9:45am (approximately 90 minutes) on the following dates:
October 23, 2014
November 17, 2014
November 18, 2014 (Presented in Spanish)
December 9, 2014
January 26, 2015
February 24, 2015
March 10, 2015
March 24, 2015
For more information, visit www.tescharlotte.org/admissions/application-process/
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) provides academic instruction and support each school day to more than 141,100 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 159 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. See the below links for shortcuts to the enrollment process and Open House Dates listed alphabetically by school.
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG MAGNET SCHOOLS
Any student can apply to a magnet program within CMS. All students who wish to apply for a magnet program must meet any entrance requirements that may exist for the school or magnet program and agree to fulfill program requirements to remain enrolled in the magnet program. For more information on the CMS Magnet program and all Open House dates for these schools, visit the below links.