We’re back to the grind, Smarties, and what better way to get you into the school year than to talk about NEXT school year?! We all know that time FLIES, so get your calendars out, peruse our Smarty Open House Guide, and get your list of what schools you’ll be hitting this fall and winter. We are SO lucky to have so many incredible options in the QC – you are sure to find the right fit for your family.
We are very proud to announce our partners for the 2019-20 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, The Oaks, Palisades Episcopal School, and Providence Day 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!).
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 1,113 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!
2019 FALL OPEN HOUSES
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 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. 24 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. 1 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. 8 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 17 (JK-4)
November 14 (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:
Wednesday, October 30, 9:15 a.m -2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24, 9:15-10:15 a.m. OR 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Taste of Kindergarten:
Friday, November 8, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
At Charlotte Latin, we trust development and believe it is our privilege to engage both the head and the heart of every child. Every day. Set on 128 wooded acres, Charlotte Latin’s environment is an idyllic backdrop for children of all ages to develop into lifelong learners and thoughtful citizens of the world.
Charlotte Latin’s mission is to encourage individual development and civility in our students by inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others, by offering them many growth-promoting opportunities.
Latin’s students are expected to work hard and stretch academically, but they receive substantial support from their teachers. Elective courses and extracurricular activities are available on an age-appropriate basis, and students are encouraged to explore their interests in the arts and athletics as well as master their academic subjects to develop a balanced educational experience.
Latin is divided into three divisions: The Lower School serves students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. The Middle School serves students in the sixth through eighth grades. The Upper School serves students in the ninth through twelfth grades.
2019 Open Houses
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
October 11, 2019
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Middle School: Grades 6 – 8
October 18, 2019
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Upper School: Grades 9 – 12
October 18, 2019
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.
Lower School Curriculum & Extended Day
November 16, 2019
Winter Sports Showcase
January 17, 2020
Upper School Life + Arts
February 20, 2020
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277a
Admissions Office: 704-846-7207
Charlotte Preparatory School is a Pre-K through 8th-grade school that provides an exemplary educational experience focused on academic excellence, positive character development and leadership in a diverse and inclusive community.
Our youngest students begin their educational journey in our Montessori program, and transition to a rigorous broad-based liberal arts curriculum for Kindergarten through 8th-grade. Student learning is facilitated using engaging workshop models in a hands-on, inquiry-based environment.
Charlotte Prep fosters growth in a culturally diverse community. We believe diverse classrooms are critical to a well-rounded education and success in our global society. By exposing our students to a multicultural outlook, we graduate a culturally sensitive generation of student leaders.
Join us for an Open House or a tour.
October 10 @ 9:30 a.m. Early School only
October 20 @ 2:00 p.m. Pre-K through 8
November 7 @ 9:30 a.m. K-8
The Fletcher School – Where Performance Meets Potential
The Fletcher School serves students with learning differences 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.
K-12 Admissions Open House Schedule (sign up):
Wednesday, October 23rd, 9:30am-11am
Wednesday, February 26th, 9:30am-11am
Informational meetings and tours can be scheduled with our Admissions Office at your convenience.
The John Crosland School provides students with specific attention and learning differences the individualized college preparatory education they need to achieve their highest potential. This K-12th grade community offers an environment that nurtures and protects what we value: curiosity, talents, character, humanity, and dreams. In addition to a foundation of strong traditional academics, Crosland offers a unique program focusing on the needs of the whole child including the arts, music, technology, and athletics. We invite you to attend an Admissions Open House or Mini Tour for prospective families. The Open Houses and Mini Tours will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students, as well as tour our beautiful campus. We hope to see you at one of the scheduled admissions events listed below. Please contact Portia York, Director of Advancement at 704-749-6709 if you wish to attend any of the Open Houses or events. If you would like to schedule a visit sooner than the next Open House, please let us know, as we are happy to accommodate if possible.
Thursday, September 26 – 8:30-10:30 am Open House
Tuesday, October 22 – 8:30-9:30 am Mini Tour
Wednesday, November 13 – 8:30-10:30 am Open House
Wednesday, December 4 – 9:00 am Realtors Open House
Monday, December 9 – 8:30-9:30 am Mini Tour
Tuesday, February 4 – 8:30-10:30 am Open House
Thursday, April 2 – 8:30-9:30 am Mini Tour
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.
Tuesday, September 10: 10 am (at school)
Tuesday, October 8: 7 pm (at school)
Tuesday, October 22: 10 am (at school)
Tuesday, November 12: 10 am (at school)
Tuesday, January 21: 10 am (at school)
School address: 4921 Randolph Road – Providence Baptist Church
Palisades Episcopal School (PES) Joyful Love of Learning!
Every day is Open House at PES – schedule a tour at your convenience anytime!
Palisades Episcopal School (PES) is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit. Serving students in Junior Kindergarten – 8th grade, PES offers intimate class sizes and low teacher-student ratios, which allow for differentiated instruction across every grade. PES students graduate as lifelong learners who are academically prepared for high school and beyond.
Little Explorers (Select Fridays – 10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Little Explorers offers children ages 3-5 the chance to investigate the wonders of Science and Spanish through hands-on learning activities. To register, visit www.pescharlotte.org/littleexplorers
Bring a Friend Days (Oct 21st & Nov 5th)
Spend the day at PES to experience the joyful love of learning (no need to know a current student to attend this event).
For more information about our events, our school, equestrian program, performing arts, or athletics, visit us at pescharlotte.org.
Providence Day prepares our students to be empathetic problem solvers and active global citizens through our TK-12 global curriculum.
Our classrooms are places of discovery, where learning about diverse cultures and shared experiences creates connections to a larger humanity.
Our international network of partner schools allows us to send students and faculty out to the world, and to bring the world back to our school.
We exist to inspire in our students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility.
Admissions open houses will take place Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, and Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. for transitional kindergarten through 12th grade.
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.