Countryside Montessori School

Three Campuses in Northeast Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28262-0282
     Tel: (704)503-6000
Grades: PK - 12
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Founded in 1981, Countryside Montessori School is the only independent school in North Carolina offering a Montessori curriculum from Toddler through 12th grade.
Low student-teacher ratio allows for personal relationship between students and faculty.  This fosters mutual respect and understanding which leads to students actively participating in their education.
Countryside Montessori School is located in the University City area of North Charlotte.
Its three wooded campuses house a Preschool (Toddler - Kindergarten) at 4755 Prosperity Church Road, an Elementary School (1 - 6th grades) at 9026 Mallard Creek Road and a Middle/High School (7 - 12th grades) at 4125 Johnston-Oehler Road.  Countryside is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAC/SAIS)

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 34%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 24 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Average SAT score 1500
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,000
Tuition Notes Tuition range varies per grade and extended stay options.
% on Financial Aid 40%


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

Countryside Montessori School is a model Montessori School the produces globally competent, engaged leaders through a focus on academic excellence and stewardship of the community.

Profile last updated: 10/22/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Plaza Road Academy (3.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Back Creek Christian Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Renaissance Christian School Of Excellence (1.8 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 week ago
My son has been at Countryside for almost 3 years now and I couldn''t be more pleased. He has had a top rate education and is performing well above his grade level. Although Countryside is going through some major changes right now with the loss of the Head of School, I trust that the teachers and staff will carry on with the top notch curriculum that they have provided so far. My son fits in really well at this school and has experienced nothing but respect despite the fact that he is biracial and has other social circumstances that might lead to discrimination. He is well loved by students, families and teachers. Couldn''t recommend this school higher.
- Posted by Parent
8 months ago
Probably the best deal for an independent private school in Charlotte. Number of programs offered for the size of the school is impressive. Montessori philosophy (blended classes, individual student work plans, proven subject mastery vs test and move on) provides a solid education while highlighting the student''s skills. The student body is diverse and very cohesive.
- Posted by Parent

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