Woodlawn School

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Woodlawn School Photo #1 - Stinson Hall as viewed from the Carriage House classroom building
  • 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.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students214 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Woodlawn School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
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 score1340
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes$15,890 for grades K-8; $17,190 for grades 9-12
Admissions DirectorMary Sessions
Admissions AssociateKim Atkins

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Davidson
    Grades: PK-12 | 495 students
    1.7 miles
    750 Jetton Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
    (704)237-5200
    1.7 PK-12
    495
  • Mooresville
    Grades: PK-8 | 335 students
    413.1 miles
    4271 State Road 144
    Mooresville, IN 46158
    (317)831-0799
    413.1 PK-8
    335
  • Apex
    Peace Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-5 | 70 students
    113.7 miles
    2190 N Salem St # 103
    Apex, NC 27523
    (919)363-2461
    113.7 PK-5
    70
  • Apex
    Grades: PK-8 | 629 students
    110.8 miles
    625 Magdala Place
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919)657-4800
    110.8 PK-8
    629
  • Asheville
    The New Classical Academy
    The New Classical Academy Photo - As part of a unit on ancient civilizations, middle schoolers help first graders bake biscuits based on a 3,700-year-old Mesopotamian recipe.
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-8 | 69 students
    100.1 miles
    671 Sand Hill Rd
    Asheville, NC 28806
    (828)225-1993
    100.1 PK-8
    69

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $8,374 for elementary schools and $10,339 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).