Countryside Montessori School

9026 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28262-0282
Tel: (704)503-6000
Grades: NS-12
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 two wooded campuses house a Primary Program (15 Months- Kindergarten) at 4755 Prosperity Church Road and a Elementary and Secondary Program (1-12th Grades) at 9026 Mallard Creek Road.  Countryside Montessori 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 Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of 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


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryVolleyball,

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: 11/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Derita Christian Academy (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Derita Christian Academy (2.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Northside Christian Academy (3.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlotte
    Grades: 2-11 | 29 students
    2.4 miles
    6401 Rumple Road
    Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Charlotte
    Grades: 4-12 | 10 students
    2.7 miles
    2022 W Sugar Creek Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Charlotte
    Grades: NS-12 | 584 students
    3.1 miles
    333 Jeremiah Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Charlotte
    Back Creek Christian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Presbyterian)
    Grades: K-8 | 206 students
    3.8 miles
    1827 Back Creek Church Road
    Charlotte, NC 28213
  • Charlotte
    Grades: PK-9 | 35 students
    4.1 miles
    11000 Dekalb Pl
    Charlotte, NC 28262

School Reviews

The lead and assistant toddler teachers at Countryside Montessori have been an immense resource for my family. I have learned to connect more with my son and accept behavior that is developmentally age appropriate. It is a peaceful and respectful environment where children thrive because their natural learning is led by their interests- without the interruption of being overly directed. My son is very social and has made numerous friends from different backgrounds. The multi-cultural demographic is a tribute to the school?'s welcoming atmosphere.
- Posted by Parent, 08/18/15
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, 07/24/15
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, 11/28/14

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