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Woodlawn is a private, independent, nonprofit school located just north of Davidson, NC. Currently accepting students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn offers a challenging, project-based, integrated academic experience, and is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
The school is located on a scenic 61-acre campus that is easily accessible from I-77 and the surrounding Lake Norman communities.
Our mission is to produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse global society. Woodlawn graduates have matriculated to many selective colleges and universities around the country, including Princeton, Yale, Rice, Pomona, Middlebury, Penn, and Grinnell.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 195 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Woodlawn School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
195 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Woodlawn School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP U. S. History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1340
Average ACT score
27
Average Percentile SSAT
50%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
$18,000 for grades K-8; $19,500 for grades 9-12
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kari McCormick

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art Club, Chess Team, Geography Bee, National History Day, Spanish Club, Spelling Bee, Student Activities Committee, Student Newspaper, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Woodlawn is a private, independent, nonprofit school located just north of Davidson, NC. Currently accepting students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn offers a challenging, integrated academic experience, and is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
  • The school is located on a scenic 61-acre campus that is easily accessible from I-77 and the surrounding Lake Norman communities.
  • The focal point of the campus is the historic Woodlawn plantation house, built in 1836 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Our mission is to produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse global society. Woodlawn graduates have matriculated to many selective colleges and universities around the country, including Princeton, Yale, Rice, Pomona, Middlebury, Penn, and Grinnell.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I left another local private school last year, walking away from our deposit because I wasn't convinced they would handle Covid precautions well. I was prepared to homeschool for a year, but I was so impressed with the Covid-related protocols adopted by Woodlawn that I decided to send my son. The Covid protocols are informed by a panel of physicians and the onsite nurse, and they are impressive and comprehensive. Not only is my child attending school safely, the entire approach to Covid-related changes really highlights Woodlawn's ability to quickly assess a problem, adapt, pivot, and rapidly implement a solution. They are living the example of overcoming obstacles through project-based learning, and passing this experience and philosophy along to my son. The benefit of attending Woodlawn includes much more than just a safe environment and an excellent education. Most importantly, every day at Woodlawn my son has felt valued as a unique individual.
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5  
All sounds very intriguing. I look forward to talking to someone in person at the school, sitting in on a lecture to get an idea of how a typical 6th grade class functions, & review all academic & athletic awards while visiting different events that covers these two areas.
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5  
This school is the best private school in the Charlotte area. Yes, it is beautiful, has an organic garden that teaches my child about the importance of healthy eating by showing him where our food comes from -- from the seed to his plate -- and allows my highly energetic son to spend class time learning outdoors (including with Chickens!). But more than that it has given my naturally shy, reserved son an amazing confidence and love of learning that has transformed him. He started Woodlawn as a person who could barely look an adult in the eye because of shyness, and ended the year doing a solo poetry reading at the school talent show. He started the year wary of the wealthy show-offs and bullies he had encountered at a Lake Norman preschool, and ended with 11 of the best friends he has ever had -- all 11 of his classmates. The teachers at this school are truly amazing, and beyond the beautiful school grounds, are the real gem of this school. We have never seen teachers who care so much about the success of each one child. They are truly shaping our son into the kind of caring, unselfish, hard-working, confident person we want him to become, and we could not be more grateful. Thank you Woodlawn!!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 195 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,075 for elementary schools and $10,138 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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