Grades: PK-12 | 413 students
Art is considered an integral part of the student's curriculum starting in prekindergarten. O'Neal holds two spacious art studios that share a clay room to turn pottery as well as a kiln. O'Neal student artists consistently have a strong showing in local art competitions.
The athletics program consists of fall, winter and spring sports. Sports include: Soccer, Track, Cross Country,Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Swimming and Cheerleading.
The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Activities Center holds one of the School's two gymnasiums, a theater, classrooms as well as a fitness center.
O'Neal's clubs and activities allow for leadership opportunities, character building, academic rigor, community service and physical well-being. The School attempts to offer activities and associations that meet the interests of the students while providing value in their overall growth. Pictured are the One Act Players.
Founded in 1971, O'Neal's 40-acre campus is comprised of five buildings nestled between the beautiful pine trees of the Sandhills of North Carolina.
The Robotics and Innovation lab at O'Neal houses the Upper School Robotics class, and the different levels of Lego League after school activities as well as independent exploration for students.
O`Neal is a college preparatory private school in Moore County NC serving families in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Sanford, West End, Aberdeen, and the surrounding areas. The safe, nurturing environment provided offers a highly recognized early childhood education for preschool level students continuing through kindergarten and elementary school grades.
Its mission is the cultivation of academic excellence, character development, and physical well-being from prekindergarten to middle school and through the high school division. The School is one of few educational institutions among Moore County Schools that is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) qualified for membership through its dual accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Whether considering an education in public schools, private schools, homeschooling, or charter schools, O`Neal is worth a visit.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||413 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||53 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||13 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Physics, Spanish V, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government, U.S. History,|
|Average SAT score||1697|
|Average ACT score||25|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition ranges from $5,400-$16,990|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Olivia Webb|
|Admissions Associate||Suzanne Holshouser|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||30 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Chorus Club, Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, Cum Laude Society, Debate Club, Falcon Development Program, Falcon Fit, Honor Council, Intramural Sports, Junior Beta Club, Key Club, Lego League, Mathcounts, Model UN, National Honor Society, O'Neal Volunteers, O'Neal Volunteers, Odyssey of the Mind, One Act Play, Outdoors Club, Prefect Leadership Organization, Relay for Life, SGA, Science Olympiad, Spelling Club, St. Joseph Volunteers, Student Union, USO Club, Yearbook Chess Club, Chorus Club, Debate Club, Falcon Fit, Honor Council, Key Club, Lego League, Mathcounts, Model UN, One Act Play, Outdoors Club, Relay for Life, SGA, Spelling Club, Student Union, USO Club, Yearbook, Battle of the Books,
Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications,
Cum Laude Society,
Falcon Development Program,
Junior Beta Club,
National Honor Society,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Prefect Leadership Organization,
St. Joseph Volunteers,
- Situated on a 40-acre campus, O`Neal has five facilities housing two gymnasiums, a theater, art studios (with pottery room, kiln and red room), greenhouse, robotics lab, computer labs, swimming pool, media center, dining commons, tennis courts, and athletic fields. Across campus each classroom is equipped with the latest grade level technology. The School has a full time nurse, school counselor, athletic trainer and college counselor and uses a national recruitment process for hiring its faculty. Students are governed by an honor code. After school care is offered to students - prek3 through grade 4 as well as many enrichment programs after school for the younger age groups. Summer camp consisting of a variety of enrichment programs is available to youth starting at age 3. Following a comprehensive physical education curriculum in Lower School, the athletics program begins in the Middle School offering golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country, and track. Exchange study abroad starts with short in-home stays with Middle School students. O`Neal has study abroad partnerships with schools in France, Spain and China.O`Neal has been educating area youth for 45 years. 100% of O`Neal`s graduates are accepted to colleges and universities across the nation. The average graduating class of 40 students typically amasses more than $2M in merit-based scholarships. So far, O`Neal claims 3 Morehead-Cain Scholarship winners. The School has a strong winning record with the North Carolina Reading Association`s annual Young Authors competition as well as the county`s Young People`s Arts Festival competition. The Middle School Science Olympiad team has won in regional competition qualifying for consecutive invitations to state competition. In addition to its NAIS membership, O`Neal is also an active member of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), the Cum Laude Society, the National Honor Society, Tuition/Aid Data Services (TADS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA). Financial aid for tuition and limited transportation services are available.
Profile last updated: 03/23/2016
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