Philips Academy

3115 Providence Rd,
Charlotte, NC, 28211-0704
Tel: (704)365-4533
Grades: 5 - 12 | 17 students
Philips Academy is a community of learning unlike any other in Charlotte! Designed specifically for students requiring a life-centered approach to education, our program offers a unique combination of remediation, practical instruction and community-based application.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Complex language, learning and/or cognitive disabilities; developmental disabilities; autism spectrum disorders
Year Founded 7

Student Body

Total Students 17 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Philips Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 4 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline May. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes Payment plans, scholarships and discounts are available. Limited need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid 36%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,000

School Notes:

  • Philips Academy is a private non-profit school for students in middle and high school with complex language, learning and/or cognitive disabilities. Philips Academy believes that these students thrive when given a purposeful education that prepares them for all of the benefits and responsibilities of adulthood. Our mission is to provide our students with the academic, occupational and social skills needed to be self-reliant, confident and contributing members of their communities.

    Philips Academy is a community of learning unlike any other in Charlotte! Designed specifically for students requiring a life-centered approach to education, our program offers a unique combination of remediation, practical instruction and community-based application.

    Following North Carolina Course of Study guidelines, Philips Academy has crafted a distinctive curriculum matching the individual needs of our students. Serving Middle through High School grades, we offer a long-term educational solution for students—not just a temporary accommodation.

    To fulfill our mission, Philips Academy is dedicated to hiring experienced and certified teachers, developing strong community networks, and instilling confidence and competence through daily experiences.

  • Profile last updated: 05/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Providence Day School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Gabriel Catholic School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Adventist Christian Academy (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Charlotte St. Gabriel Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3028 Providence Rd
    Charlotte , NC , 28211
    (704)366-2409
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  564  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Charlotte
    Adventist Christian Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    4601 Emory Lane
    Charlotte , NC , 28211
    (704)366-4351
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.2  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  PK-9
  • Charlotte
    Providence Road KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1700 Providence Road
    Charlotte , NC , 28207
    (704)366-7180
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.4  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Charlotte
    Providence Day School
    5800 Sardis Road
    Charlotte , NC , 28270
    (704)887-7040
    1.4  mi  |  1576  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Country Day School
    1440 Carmel Road
    Charlotte , NC , 28226
    (704)943-4530
    1.4  mi  |  1622  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 15, 2013 - Philips Academy has been a wonderful experience for our family. Our son would not be the young man that he is today if it was not for the support we have received from the staff at Philips Academy. The staff at Philips Academy are very supportive and they show each child special attention depending on their disability. The life skills approach has really helped my son learn many things that will help him succeed in life after attending Philips Academy. I definitely recommend you checking Philips Academy out and consider having your child attend. It is a very positive atmosphere that helps children with Learning Disabilities. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 07, 2013 - Philips Academy has transformed my son from a discouraged, frustrated student into a positive and enthusiastic person who loves his school, his friends, and his teachers! This school changed our lives!. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 07, 2013 - My daughter went to Philips after attending public school. We are thrilled with the education she is receiving. It is far more appropriate for her educational level and what she will likely use in the future. I love that it is heavy on real, everyday math skills (time and money). I like that there is a large emphasis on vocational awareness, even at an early age. The kids have had special classes in Music Therapy, Golf, Yoga, Art, Theatre, Home Ec and various other areas. They purchase groceries and cook hot lunches forthemselves under the guidance of a teacher twice a month. We are extremely happy that we have found this program! - Posted by Parent

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