Woodlawn School

135 Woodlawn School Loop
Mooresville, NC 28115
Tel: (704)895-8653
Grades: K-12 | 209 students
Stinsoh Hall as viewed from the Carriage House classroom building
Stinsoh Hall as viewed from the Carriage House classroom building
Woodlawn is a private, independent, nonprofit school located just north of Davidson, NC. Currently accepting students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn offers a challenging, integrated academic experience, and is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
The school is located on a scenic 61-acre campus that is easily accessible from I-77 and the surrounding Lake Norman communities.
The focal point of the campus is the historic Woodlawn plantation house, built in 1836 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our mission is to produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse global society.  Woodlawn graduates have matriculated to many selective colleges and universities around the country, including Princeton, Yale, Rice, Pomona, Middlebury, Penn, and Grinnell.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 209 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Woodlawn School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP U. S. History, AP World History
Average SAT score 1880
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,750
Tuition Notes $14,750 for grades K-8; $15,900 for grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Beth Helfrich


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Team, Geography Bee, MathCounts, National History Day, Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz Bowl, Red Barn Players (drama company), Spanish Club, Spelling Bee, Student Activities Committee, Student Newspaper, Student Podcast, Yearbook Art Club, Chess Team, Geography Bee, MathCounts, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Spelling Bee, Yearbook, National History Day,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Red Barn Players (drama company),
Student Activities Committee,
Student Newspaper,
Student Podcast,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mooresville Christian Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mooresville Christian Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Davidson Day School (1.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mooresville
    Grades: K-12 | 98 students
    1.2 miles
    Po Box 114
    Mooresville, NC 28115
  • Davidson
    Grades: K-5 | 45 students
    1.2 miles
    412 Armour St
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Davidson
    Grades: K-12
    1.6 miles
    251 South Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Davidson
    Grades: PK-12 | 472 students
    1.7 miles
    750 Jetton Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Cornelius
    Grades: 8-12 | 7 students
    2.8 miles
    21325 Catawba Ave
    Cornelius, NC 28031

School Reviews

This school is the best private school in the Charlotte area. Yes, it is beautiful, has an organic garden that teaches my child about the importance of healthy eating by showing him where our food comes from -- from the seed to his plate -- and allows my highly energetic son to spend class time learning outdoors (including with Chickens!). But more than that it has given my naturally shy, reserved son an amazing confidence and love of learning that has transformed him. He started Woodlawn as a person who could barely look an adult in the eye because of shyness, and ended the year doing a solo poetry reading at the school talent show. He started the year wary of the wealthy show-offs and bullies he had encountered at a Lake Norman preschool, and ended with 11 of the best friends he has ever had -- all 11 of his classmates. The teachers at this school are truly amazing, and beyond the beautiful school grounds, are the real gem of this school. We have never seen teachers who care so much about the success of each one child. They are truly shaping our son into the kind of caring, unselfish, hard-working, confident person we want him to become, and we could not be more grateful. Thank you Woodlawn!!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
All sounds very intriguing. I look forward to talking to someone in person at the school, sitting in on a lecture to get an idea of how a typical 6th grade class functions, & review all academic & athletic awards while visiting different events that covers these two areas.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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