Charlotte Country Day School

1440 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226-0282
     Tel: (704)943-4530
Grades: PK - 12 | 1631 students
Country Day Ready: At Charlotte Country Day, we introduce young people to the world of ideas.
We encourage them to be curious, we show them how to build on their inherent strengths, and we make them ready to tackle complex challenges.
For more than 70 years, we have have prepared the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and doers to be Country Day Ready.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1941

Student Body

Total Students 1631 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 202 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 56%
Number of AP Courses 22 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Mar. 1
Admissions Director Nancy Ehringhaus


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Philips Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Providence Christian School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Providence Day School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Charlotte Providence Christian School
      (Church of Christ)
    4906 Providence Rd
    CharlotteNC 28226
      (Church of Christ)
    0.6 mi | 182 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • CharlottePhilips Academy
    Special Education School
    3115 Providence Rd
    CharlotteNC 28211
    Special Education School
    1.4 mi | 26 students | Gr. 5-12                      
  • CharlotteProvidence Day School
    5800 Sardis Road
    CharlotteNC 28270
    1.5 mi | 1576 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • CharlotteSt Gabriel Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3028 Providence Rd
    CharlotteNC 28211
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.5 mi | 588 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • CharlotteCyzner Institute Day School & Therapeutic Center
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    7022 Sardis Road
    CharlotteNC 28270
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    1.7 mi | 24 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

2 months ago
I am a current 8th grader at CCDS. Charlotte Country Day School has been a great place for me to grow up, and i cant imagine going to another school. Everyone is nice and caring. The middle school is absolutely exceptional. The academic classes are difficult but with the help of the outstanding teachers, students like me can succeed. All teachers never get annoyed with students. We are free to ask questions and we are helped until a full understanding is gained. With only about 16 students per class, there can be class discussions and students can speak out without the worry of disrupting a big class. Each classroom is like a community, and by the end of the year your class feels like your family. The teachers include humor in their lessons to make sure that students can focus. There is also great music, art, and drama programs. In 5th and 6th grade, students get to take art, drama, and their choice of music: band, orchestra, or general music (chorus and other instruments). Then in 7th grade students choose which of the 3 courses they would like to continue in. PE is great too. The PE coaches are very friendly and make all games fun and make sure we all have positive attitudes. I feel like PE kept me fit while not being so difficult that others who are not as athletic cannot thrive. We run mile twice every 3 weeks and play a variety of sports such as tennis, pickle ball, mat ball(my favorite!), scatter ball, soccer, basketball, and track and field. Even if i am not good at a particular sport, i am never scared to participate, for when someone messes up, everyone just laughs with them and it is a lot of fun. Outside of school, there are great sport programs. I personally played tennis and lacrosse and i like both very much. There are some sports that are no-cut, while others cut some players from the team. However, from my experience, very few people get cut, and the ones who do are the people who usually do not play the sport and simply wanted to try it. I love CCDS, and i will most definitely stay to be a Country Day lifer.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
3 months ago
We have 2 children at Country Day. The school is academically challenging, while being able to balance having nurturing teachers. The school does a great job creating well rounded children. In lower school our kids have a ton of specials. Our kids love the presidential fitness challenge. What a great way to motivate children to be active!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I am a parent with children in all three divisions, and I believe CCDS provides an outstanding and well rounded education. CCDS is much more rigorous academically than our previous public school and provides greater opportunities in athletics, community service, and art due to the smaller size. The strong, involved faculty and highly motivated students really encourage kids to do their best. My kids have made great friendships as well. I highly recommend CCDS!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Fosters academic excellence, strong character development, cultural curiosity in children. Great school-family community. Arts and culture support, athletic support and caring faculty open to new ideas.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I am a parent of two Upper School students at CCDS and we have had an amazing experience since coming in Kindergarten (one in JK). I have been very involved in the Parents'' Association so have seen what goes on behind the scenes and can honestly tell you that this school and the administrators, faculty and staff live by their mission and make choices always that are in the best interests of the students. The quality of teaching is top notch, the sports and arts programs are extensive and well run, the college guidance department alone is worth the price of tuition! It''s a caring, family environment and community of adults coming together to nurture and grow our children. I highly recommend this school!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Country Day has been an excellent school for our 3 children. Each has a different learning style which their teachers have identified, embraced and nurtured. Development of the whole child is a priority from JK-12. We have been so pleased with this community of caring.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We have 2 children at CCDS, academically the school is excellent, the teachers are loving and engaged. There is a culture of kindness throughout the school, students and faculty.
- Posted by Parent

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