Charlotte Preparatory School

Tel: (704)366-5994
Grades: PK-8 | 314 students
Charlotte Preparatory School Gym
Charlotte Preparatory School Gym
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
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Charlotte Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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.
  • Profile last updated: 10/13/2015

Nearby Private 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlotte
    Grades: PK-8 | 24 students
    0.2 miles
    7022 Sardis Road
    Charlotte, NC 28270
  • Charlotte
    Grades: PK-12 | 993 students
    0.4 miles
    7301 Sardis Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270
  • Charlotte
    Grades: PK-12 | 1583 students
    1.1 miles
    5800 Sardis Road
    Charlotte, NC 28270
  • Charlotte
    Alexander Youth Network
    Alternative School
    Grades: 1-8 | 36 students
    1.2 miles
    6220 Thermal Road
    Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Charlotte
    The Fletcher School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 268 students
    1.5 miles
    8500 Sardis Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270

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