Charlotte Preparatory School

     Tel: (704)366-5994
Grades: PK - 8 | 314 students
Charlotte Preparatory School is a college preparatory, coeducational day school.
The school was founded in 1971 as Charlotte Montessori School, and it later moved to its current southeast Charlotte location in 1992.
With the addition of the Middle School, the name of the school was changed to Charlotte Preparatory School in 1998 to reflect our philosophy.
Charlotte Preparatory School provides an extraordinary educational experience founded on academic excellence, character development, and leadership in a culturally diverse community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 314 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 72%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Charlotte Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,630
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level
Admissions Director Vicky Wilkison
Admissions Associate Kelly Crum


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Battle of the Books Reader's Forum, Community Service, Culture Club, Extreme Science, Math Counts, National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Spanish, Student Council Culture Club, Math Counts, Spanish, Battle of the Books Reader's Forum,
Community Service,
Extreme Science,
National Junior Honor Society,
Science Olympiad,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Charlotte Prep sits on more than 13 acres and features three divisions: the Early School (ages 3 through 5), the Lower School (kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Middle School (fifth through eighth grade). With small classes and an optimum student-teacher ratio, Charlotte Prep provides an enriched and accelerated curriculum presented in a supportive environment to ensure each student’s individual success. The Middle school, which graduated its first eighth grade class in 2002, graduates students who are highly recruited by area high schools and boarding schools.
  • Charlotte Prep provides an encouraging, caring environment that nurtures the whole child. Our emphasis on academics creates students who are passionate learners. The school’s unique personal growth programs create young leaders.
  • More than 35 percent of the student body is comprised of diverse students, which is evident in each Charlotte Prep classroom. Faculty and students from all over the world are teaching and learning at Charlotte Prep. The school is motivated by a belief that in a global society, diverse classrooms are important to an elite education.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Charlotte Christian School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cyzner Institute Day School & Therapeutic Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cyzner Institute Day School & Therapeutic Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • CharlotteCyzner Institute Day School & Therapeutic Center
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    7022 Sardis Road
    CharlotteNC 28270
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    0.2 mi | 24 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Charlotte Charlotte Christian School
    7301 Sardis Rd
    CharlotteNC 28270
    0.4 mi | 993 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • CharlotteProvidence Day School
    5800 Sardis Road
    CharlotteNC 28270
    1.1 mi | 1576 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Charlotte Providence Christian School
      (Church of Christ)
    4906 Providence Rd
    CharlotteNC 28226
      (Church of Christ)
    1.2 mi | 182 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • CharlotteAlexander Youth Network
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    CharlotteNC 28211
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