Charlotte Country Day School

1440 Carmel Road,
Charlotte, NC, 28226-0282
     Tel: (704)943-4530
Grades: PK - 12
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 n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 202 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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
  • CharlotteHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Providence Christian School
      (Church of Christ)
    4906 Providence Rd
      (Church of Christ)
    0.6 mi | 160 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • CharlottePhilips Academy
    Special Education School
    3115 Providence Rd
    Special Education School
    1.4 mi | 17 students | Gr. 5-12                      
  • CharlotteProvidence Day School
    5800 Sardis Road
    1.5 mi | 1540 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • CharlotteSt Gabriel Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3028 Providence Rd
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.5 mi | 588 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • CharlotteCyzner Institute Day School & Therapeutic Center
    Special Education School
    7022 Sardis Road
    Special Education School
    1.7 mi | 21 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

1 day 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.
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