Cranfield Academy - Carmel

Cranfield Academy is a private education-based child care center located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
We offer high-quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, including preschool, transitional kindergarten, after school and summer camp programs. We are a 5-star rated program and offer excellence in education and childcare needs.
Cranfield Academy has highly credited and qualified teachers; a safe and secure learning environment; and unqiue, developmentally appropriate lessons.
Please stop by our location for a tour to see the Cranfield Academy differences!.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
$16,500 - $19,140
Admissions Director
Gloria Sutliffe

School Notes

Why Choose Cranfield Academy

Critical Skill Development
- Creative Curriculum
- Developmentally appropriate lessons

Loving Care and Engaged Teachers
- Highly trained- Engaged through creativity
- CPR & First Aid certified

Play with Purpose
- Engaging, hands-on activities
- Enrichment programs

Foundation for Future Success
- Individualized learning plans
- Wide variety of experiences

Health and Fitness
- Healthly, well-balanced meals
- Outdoor play

Focus on Community
- Schools are deeply rooted in the neighborhood
- Parent communication initiatives
- Open door philosophy

Student-Teacher Ratio:
  • Infants: 1:5
  • Toddler: 1:6
  • 2 Year Old: 1:9
  • 3 Year Old: 1:10
  • Preschool: 1:10
  • Pre K: 1:13
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Cranfield Academy - Carmel often compared to?
Cranfield Academy - Carmelis often viewed alongside schools like Cranfield Academy - Providence by visitors of our site.
When is the application deadline for Cranfield Academy - Carmel?
The application deadline for Cranfield Academy - Carmel is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Cranfield Academy - Carmel located?
Cranfield Academy - Carmel is located in the McAlpine neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.

School Reviews

Cranfield Academy Carmel is the best in the business! Quite a statement, right? Let me take a moment to give a little background . . . our son is 16 months old and has been in a daycare setting since he was 4 months old. As full-time working parents, daycare was a necessity; however as a first time mother, I was terrified of this venture. I was diligent in my homework - website reviews and NC Department of Health & Human Services star rating systems. I had to ensure that any provider I left him with passed my mother's intuition! Although we had some challenges with our previous two providers, I left each environment more certain than before of what I considered to me non-negotiable items for care. I conducted two separate interviews with personnel at Cranfield Academy Carmel, one via phone and one in person. I had a list of questions in both instances! Each time, the Director and Assistant Director took their time in explaining the educational platform which the preschool conducts their day-to-day activities; including highly educated teachers and management, children's Spanish classes as part of the normal curriculum, optional sports, arts & music education programs, age-appropriate outside play areas and organic / healthy daily menu selections. This was extremely important in my search because I was not interested in daycare! We had been through that and it definitely not what we wanted for our child. I wanted my son to attend a pre-school where a structured learning environment was available from the earliest possible classroom, a place he could remain until he attended Kindergarten, and one that continuously nourished his mind, body, and soul! Simply put, Cranfield Academy Carmel met all of my requirements and so much more! Each classroom is clean, brightly decorated with the latest art projects, and filled with well-designed learning and educational enrichment activities. Additionally, and more importantly, I'm constantly awestruck as to the overwhelming calmness exhibited in each classroom. My son's teacher consistently has 5 one-year olds at a table playing with puzzles! On its own, that is an amazing feat! I'm grateful to have found this pre-school and can assure you that we are the lucky ones! My son continues to thrive in this environment! He is an extremely happy and intelligent young toddler who amazes me on his daily lessons, growing knowledge, and abilities. I can honestly tell you that there is a sense of peace that inhabits my soul each day as I leave him at Cranfield Academy Carmel. This is not a light endorsement there is no worse adversary than a mother. I highly recommend you contact my friends at Cranfield Academy Carmel - they are now enrolling (infants through TK)!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Charlotte, NC is $16,083 for elementary schools and $16,413 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Charlotte, NC is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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