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 2018-19 Smarty School Open House Guide below!
We are very proud to announce our partners for the 2018-19 Smarty Education Corner: Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Jewish Day School, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte Preparatory School, The Fletcher School, The John Crosland School, Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS), The Oaks, and Palisades Episcopal School. Over the coming months, we’ll keep you informed on key dates for open house schedules, trending education topics and highlights on educators and students doing amazing things in our community.
Also, make sure to check out our Smarty Podcast Series on iTunes where we go in depth about a lot of education topics (among other things!).
Mark your calendars, Smarties, you’re going to want to hit all of the amazing schools that Charlotte has to offer!
CHARLOTTE AREA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Christ-centered. College preparatory. Educating the whole child.
Knights Lead: Celebrating more than 65 years of excellence in Christian education,
Charlotte Christian is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school, serving students in grades JK-12. We offer a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for institutions of higher learning and life beyond. Character, values and essential life skills are emphasized and modeled by a professional and dedicated faculty. Our student population of 1,100 reflects a geographical, denominational, racial and ethnic diversity.
Knights Explore: At Charlotte Christian we teach to the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. Whether trying a new sport or playing on a state championship team; composing a song in a digital music class or winning a National Gold Key in art; taking a field trip downtown or traveling the world during a J-Term excursion, we seek to allow each student to expand their horizons by offering a wide variety of teams, classes, clubs and activities.
Knights Impact: Charlotte Christian does not simply provide a curriculum which contains a Bible class; we teach students to make sense of the world and their place in it by filtering their learning through God’s Word. Annual retreats, weekly chapels, and special spiritual emphasis days are planned each year for students as a time for renewal and relationship building. The Knights Service Program teaches students the joy of selflessly serving others in the name of Jesus Christ.
Why Charlotte Christian? Click here to learn more.
Come be a Knight!
2018 FALL OPEN HOUSES
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
JK-Grade 5 Prospective Parent Curriculum Night
Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27 at Noon
Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Please click here to register for an open house.
EARLY EDUCATION ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Prospective students ages 4-6 and their parents are invited to “Come See Christian” and be our guests and experience the Charlotte Christian Early Education program through 45-minute, discovery-based learning/play events.
– Art and Literacy – Sept. 25 at 3:15 p.m. – Led by our lower school media specialist and art enrichment teachers, hands-on activities will highlight great ways to build pre-literacy skills in a creative format to help promote greater comprehension and phonemic awareness for the young learner.
– STEM – Oct. 2 at 3:15 p.m. – Led by our lower school STEM enrichment teacher, hands-on activities will spawn curiosity and creativity in the world of science and technology in an age appropriate and balanced lesson.
– Music and Movement – Oct. 11 at 3:15 p.m. – Led by our lower school music and physical education enrichment teachers, activities will promote gross motor development, imagination, and intellectual curiosity through music and play.
Please click here to register for an enrichment event.
Please contact the admissions team to tour the campus, reserve your space at an upcoming open house or enrichment activity by calling (704) 366-5657, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.charlottechristian.com/admissionsregistration.
Ready. For. Anything.
Ready to explore. Ready to create. Ready for whatever life has in store for me. Country Day Ready.
Charlotte Country Day School is preparing the world’s next generation of leaders, thinkers, and doers. From junior kindergarten to our rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, our exceptional faculty incorporates the newest and most sophisticated technologies to teach an innovative and integrated curriculum.
Since 1941 our mission has been to introduce young learners to the world of ideas. Our students learn to explore a variety of interests and develop lifelong relationships, in an environment that embraces each individual child.
Here, you’ll find a profound commitment to lifelong learning, hands-on experiences, individualized attention, and a caring, inclusive community. You’ll find teachers, coaches, administrators, and advisors working in close partnership. Most important, you’ll find a dynamic educational experience that cultivates our student’s intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and creative qualities.
Come experience how Country Day can help prepare your child to succeed in a world none of us can yet imagine. Call our team, or visit during an Open House:
October 4 (JK-K)
October 11 (JK-4)
November 1 (9-12)
As a community day school, Charlotte Jewish Day School (CJDS) reaches students and families across the entire spectrum of Judaism by teaching what we all have in common and allowing each family to explore their own path of Judaism. CJDS remains committed to maintaining and preserving the values and principles that inspired us to create our school. Our graduates will become the leaders of tomorrow, equipped with a powerful scholastic, ethical, and religious foundation, and confident in their unique strengths, talents, and abilities to make a difference in their communities and the world around them.
Contact Gale Osborne at email@example.com or (704) 366-4558.
Open House Dates:
October 30: 9:15 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Kindergarten readiness: Terri James
October 10: 9:15 a.m. & 6:15 pm ( includes dinner for preschool children)
Kindergarten readiness: Barrie Morganstein
October 23: 9:15 a.m. & 6:15 pm ( includes dinner for preschool children)
Traditional in design and values, innovative in implementation and execution – that’s Latin.
From our Founders’ vision in 1970 to create an inclusive school where academic excellence is encouraged, leadership is cultivated, liberal arts are valued and phonics-based reading is essential, Latin has educated thousands of students in the importance of learning, citizenship, service to others, hard work and Honor Above All.
– Latin is a safe place for children to express themselves and learn. Each students at Latin is known as an individual and as a member of our school family.
– Relationships are key. Our faculty and staff teach, coach, encourage, support and care for our students.
-Latin partners with parents to provide a moral community that counter-balances contemporary culture. We believe in keeping children appropriately young.
– Academic excellence and highly-skilled teachers are the foundation of our school.
– We value diversity and inclusion. Latin was the first independent TK-12 school in Charlotte to open integrated.
Join us for an Open House and learn more about Latin. Register today!
TK & Kindergarten
October 5, 2018
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Upper School: Grades 9–12
October 12, 2018
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for Look@Latin presentations. These are small groups that take a closer look at Life@Latin. Learn more about Look@Latin and register for an event.
November 5, 2018
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Lower School Curriculum & Extended Day
November 17, 2018
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Upper School Life + Arts
February 7, 2019
Upper School Life + Athletics
March 9, 2019
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277a
Admissions Office: 704-846-7207
Spend five minutes in a Prep classroom and you will notice something wonderful: Prep teachers have an exceptional gift for teaching. Our passionate teachers create lifelong learners every minute of every day.
Teachers infuse learning with a Montessori-based approach in our Early School. As students move on to Lower School and Middle School, the more traditional program fosters critical thinking and independence through an active, inquiry-based approach.
No matter when a child begins their educational journey at Prep, they take their first steps to high school, college, and beyond. Take your first steps to learning about Prep. Visit us today.
Open House Schedule:
Focus on Montessori Early School (Ages 2-5)
Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 17, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
The Fletcher School – Where Performance Meets Potential
The Fletcher School serves students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders by offering a multisensory, college preparatory curriculum that prepares them to reach their full potential. Our bright, talented, and often gifted students learn in small, structured classes with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Individual and prescriptive learning plans are developed for each student.
To learn more about specific admissions requirements, visit our website.
Admissions Open House Schedule:
Wednesday, October 17, 9:30-11:00am
Wednesday, February 27, 9:30-11:00am
RSVP to Pam Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-365-4658.
Informational meetings and tours can be scheduled with our Admissions Office at your convenience.
Belong, Believe, Succeed! Before students succeed, they must know they belong and believe in themselves as others do.
Welcome to The John Crosland School, where a world of opportunity and success await your child. Founded in 1978, Crosland was the first school in North Carolina dedicated to the education of children with learning and attention differences. We go beyond the definition of ‘school.’ We serve students with ADHD/focusing, dyslexia, executive functioning, processing information, expressive/receptive language, navigating common social skills, following directions, reading comprehension, dysgraphia and dyscalculia issues. Our holistic approach uses innovative academic tools combined with enrichment programs, sports, the arts, and executive functions classes to narrow the learning gap, and create well-rounded students in the process. Take a look at success and your child’s full potential realized.
Click here for more information on Admissions.
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– (W) February 13, 2019
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Mini Tours 8:30-9:30am
– (M) November 19, 2018
– (Th) December 13, 2018
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Portia York – Director of Advancement
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) cordially invites prospective families to attend our Fall Open Houses on Tuesday, October 30. Programs begin at 9am and 11:30am. Take a tour, watch fine arts, meet teachers and more. MACS is a school system comprised of nine Catholic schools in the Greater Charlotte area including: Charlotte Catholic, Christ the King, Holy Trinity, St. Mark, St. Gabriel, St. Ann, St. Patrick, St. Matthew and Our Lady of Assumption. Discover all MACS has to offer: 100% graduation rate, faith and service learning, STEM & Robotics, award-winning fine arts, championship-winning athletics, college counseling and more! MACS welcomes families of all faiths and backgrounds.
Open Houses: October 30, Programs at 9 am and 11:30 am – ALL SCHOOLS
St. Ann Catholic School
(PK, TK, K-5)
600 Hillside Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209
At The Oaks we are pioneering a new model of school for a new generation of students. The founders (Dowd, Erin, and Heidi discovered a shared passion for a new educational model that would teach kids the way they were designed to learn. Out of that passion, The Oaks was established. Learning is an all-in process at The Oaks; our model builds active learners and thinkers, and through our use of readiness rooms, ensures our students are prepared to learn both physically and emotionally. We employ occupational therapists and research-based activities to ensure all students are cognitively organized, physically calm, and socially engaged each period of every day. We use technology sparingly in our classrooms, and we have capped our class sizes at eight students. Our curriculum is project-based, and every learning environment is set up for movement, physical engagement with the lesson, and collaboration among peers and with faculty. Curriculum at The Oaks is designed to refine students’ problem solving and creative skills to develop complex and critical thinking skills.
In addition to our unique educational approach, a foundational belief of The Oaks is that all men and women are created with unique qualities and talents that we can and should identify and develop. As such, our model is structured to ensure the season of childhood is celebrated and not rushed, so that gifts and talents may be cultivated. To that end, our thoughtfully crafted lessons engage a child’s God-given senses of curiosity and inquiry in developmentally and individually appropriate ways.
Please join us on Thursday, October 25, to learn more about The Oaks.
Quail Hollow Country Club
3700 Glen Eagles Road Charlotte, NC 28210
Light appetizers will be served.
RSVP to: email@example.com
Palisades Episcopal School – Joyful Love of Learning!
Palisades Episcopal School (PES) is an accredited, Christ-centered independent day school serving students in Junior Kindergarten – 8th grade on a 10 acre campus in Southwest Mecklenburg County. As a liberal arts, neo-classical institution, PES offers students opportunities for integrated study by seamlessly weaving together scientific, cultural, historical, and literary investigations. With mastery of skills as the goal, rather than just memorization of facts, a PES student is provided time to think, discuss, process and apply their knowledge, which in turn promotes intellectual curiosity and creates lifelong learners. Intimate class sizes and low teacher-student ratios, allow for differentiated instruction across every grade. Service integration helps students develop citizenship skills and fosters values of integrity, courage, responsibility, compassion, and hard work. PES students graduate knowing how to connect their heads to their hearts and are academically prepared for high school and beyond.
For more information, or to schedule a campus tour, visit www.pescharlotte.org.
Now Offering Equestrian for grades 3 – 8.
Reading, art and music workshops for parents & children ages 3-5 years. All Storytime Adventures begin at 10 a.m. Space is limited.
October 12, 2018
November 9, 2018
January 11, 2019
February 22, 2019
April 12, 2019
Bring a Friend Days
Students are invited to spend the day at PES and learn more about our school. You do not need to know a current student to attend our Bring A Friend Days.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, March 29, 2019
Experiential Information Sessions
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 10 a.m.
Every day is an Open House at PES – tours scheduled at your convenience.
Register for any of these events at www.pescharlotte.org/upcoming-events
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) provides academic instruction and support each school day to more than 146,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 170 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.