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North Carolina Schools Online

As you begin your search for the right school for your child, look at as many schools as you can. Make a list of all the schools which interest you. Once you have done that, you can begin to shorten the list and visit the schools which seem to be the best match.

Annunciation Catholic School, Havelock
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Annunciation Catholic School provides the guidance a Catholic student needs in the formative years to incorporate the teachings of moral and spiritual values of the Catholic Church in an intellectual, social and emotional environment.

Arendell Parrott Academy, Kinston
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 1-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Founded in 1964 Arendell Parrott Academy teaches an enriched preparatory curriculum in a community which prizes self-discipline and achievement.

Asheville Christian Academy, Asheville
Religious affiliation: Christian
Grades: K4-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Asheville Christian Academy combines traditional Christian teachings with solid academics to stimulate and inspire young minds in their formative years.

Asheville School, Asheville
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school
Comments: Asheville School was founded in 1900 by Charles Andrews Mitchell and Newton Mitchell Anderson, the same two gentlemen who founded the University School in Cleveland, Ohio.

Atlas International School, Raleigh
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-9
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Atlas International School offers an enriched academic program designed for children with parents who agree to help with homework each night. Parental involvement is a key component of the school.

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Kernersville
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School provides a variety of college preparatory courses designed to expand students' thinking and develop the skills necessary to succeed at college level studies.

B'nai Shalom School, Greensboro
Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: B'nai Shalom School integrates traditional Jewish teachings with solid academics to stimulate and develop young minds in a child-centered environment.

Burlington Day School, Burlington
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Burlington Day School teaches an enriched preparatory curriculum in a community which prizes diversity and self-discipline. The school was founded in 1954.

Cannon School, Concord
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: JK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Cannon School cultivates the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, creative and physical development of its students. Small class sizes, strong academics and well-rounded curriculum are the essence of Cannon School.

The British School of Charlotte
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: British School of Charlotte offers the finest enriched learning experience using the British curriculum taught with an international perspective.

Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington
"Cape Fear Academy is an independent coeducational day school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarden through Twelve."

Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh
"Cardinal Gibbons High School was founded in 1909 as Cathedral Latin High School. It is a private Roman Catholic four year college preparatory school administered by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn. Over the past 15 years, 97% of the graduating class has gone on to a four year college."

Carolina Day School, Asheville
Independent college preparatory, coeducational. Pre-K through 12

Carolina Friends School, Durham
CFS is a Quaker school offering grades PK-12. The school has three campuses: two in Durham and one in Chapel Hill.

Cary Academy, Cary
"Cary Academy is a college preparatory school that fosters a powerful community of relationships, a commitment to continued learning, mutual respect and support, along with shared interests and goals." 6-12. Coed. Day.

Cathedral Elementary School, Raleigh
"Cathedral School maintains its tradition of academic excellence today. Students have always been and continue to be its focus. Faculty are dedicated to providing a positive learning experience for the children they teach. Cathedral provides students with the academic and social skills they need to be successful people and good citizens."

Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte
"Charlotte Christian School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, interdenominational Christian day school for students from K4 - 12th grade."

Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte
"...a place where young people become critical thinkers and problem solvers, where they become responsible and ethical members of the global community.

Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte
"Charlotte Latin is an independent, college preparatory day school for grades Pre-K through 12."

Chesterbrook Academy, Cary
A private elementary school which serves children ages 3 years-6th grade; CBA also houses The Paladin Academy, a private day school for learning challenged children.

The Children’s House Montessori Pre-School, Goldsboro
"We believe the children of the Children's House should dream, learn and grow. Come join us in the process of life long learning!"

Christ School, Arden
"Christ School is an Episcopal affiliated, college preparatory, boarding and day school for boys in grades 8-12."

Covenant Day School, Charlotte
"From Latin to the Internet" is the self-description of this Christian school's curriculum.

Dore Academy, Charlotte
"The Academy, a private, comprehensive (grades 1-12) day school, was the first school in the state to be devoted to children with learning challenges. Founded 26 years ago, Dore Academy serves as an important educational resource for the greater Charlotte area, enrolling students from both Carolinas, 21 cities, and 8 counties."

Duke School for Children, Durham
Duke School for Children is a PS-8 private school with 450 students on two campuses. We have a progressive, child-centered, integrated, project-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Durham Academy, Durham
"A Coed, Independent Day School with 1,006 students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. Durham Academy provides a stimulating academic environment and broad, varied opportunities for growth through arts, athletics, outdoor education and community service."

Episcopal Day School, Southern Pines
"When we opened our doors in 1959, we began a tradition of academic excellence that continues to this day. We believe the primary purpose of our school is to provide quality education in a Christian environment. We emphasize spiritual and moral values as well as academic studies."

Fayetteville Academy, Fayetteville
"An independent school committed to academic excellence for grades Pre-K through 12."

First Assembly Christian School, Winston-Salem
"Our mission is to partner with parents to develop champions through academic excellence based on biblical truths in a supportive, safe, and Christ-centered environment."

The Fletcher School, Charlotte
"The mission of The Fletcher School is to identify the needs and potential of students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders and to provide a comprehensive education program to prepare them and their families for the next step in the student’s education."

Flora Macdonald Academy, Red Springs
Flora Macdonald Academy is a small private school for grades Pre-K through 12th, situated in the small eastern North Carolina town of Red Springs.

Forsyth Country Day School, Lewisville
"A college preparatory, coeducational, independent school for grades pre-kindergarten through 12."

The Franciscan School, Raleigh
Roman Catholic parochial school.

Gaston Day School, Gastonia
"Gaston Day School, founded in 1967, is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory institution for grades Pre-K through 12."

Grace Covenant Academy, Cornelius
"The education process at GCA starts at age 4 and continues through middle school. GCA's growth has resulted from a commitment to provide a place where children develop an eagerness for learning in a dynamic Christ-centered environment. Its student body consists of students from Huntersville, Davidson, Charlotte, Concord, Mooresville, Iron Station, Denver, Stanley, and Troutman, NC."

Greenfield School, Wilson
"Greenfield School is an independent, nonsectarian, co-educational college preparatory school in Wilson, North Carolina, founded in 1969."

Greenhills School, Winston-Salem
K-12. Specializing in learning disabilities.

Greensboro Day School, Greensboro
"Our school is characterized by a broad, challenging curriculum, small class size, a diverse population..." K-12. Coed. Day.

The Greensboro Montessori School, Greensboro
"The Greensboro Montessori School is committed to Montessori philosophy and practice. For almost 100 years, Montessorians have presented a rigorous academic education tailored to prepare children for success in their various cultures."

Guilford Day School, Greensboro
"The mission of Guilford Day School is to enable students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders with average to above average intellect to reach their highest potential by establishing and maintaining a safe, supportive, and positive educational setting that creates opportunities for success, challenges expectations..."

Harrells Christian Academy, Harrells
"An independent, college preparatory, co-educational day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12."

Heavenly Mountain Ideal Girls' School, Boone
"A college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 7 - 12, featuring Consciousness-Based education for the full inner development of the student: the missing element in education today."

Hickory Day School, Hickory
"Hickory Day School instills a love of learning as a hallmark of academic excellence in an enriched learning environment, inspiring knowledgeable, principled and compassionate students."

The Hill Center, Durham
"Founded in 1977, we are one of the Southeast's oldest and largest schools for high potential students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder."

Hobgood Academy, Hobgood
"The mission of Hobgood Academy is to provide an education that will enable each student to live a productive life that is economically stable, moral, and happy."

Immaculata School, Hendersonville
Catholic schoool serving students in pre-school (3- and 4-year olds) through grade eight.

Kerr-Vance Academy, Henderson
"An independent, non-sectarian, co-educational college preparatory day school. The Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools."

Lake Park Christian Academy, Indian Trail
"Lake Park Christian Academy is open to all students in grades K-10th. We are a nondenominational Christian, board run, private school."

Laurinburg Institute, Laurinburg
"The Laurinburg Institute is a private, non-sectarian preparatory school offering residential education in grades 9 through 12. Capacity enrollment is 135 boys and girls from all over the United States and many foreign countries."

Lawrence Academy, Merry Hill
"The school is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational, college preparatory school. It welcomes students of all origins, irregardless of race and religion."

The Learning Community, Black Mountain
"The Learning Community is an independent, innovative school for Kindergarten through eighth grade students, located on a beautiful 600-acre campus near Black Mountain, North Carolina."

Mary's School, Boone
Montessori education for primary grades.

Myrtle Grove Christian School, Wilmington
K-12. Coed. Day. Christian.

Montessori School of Raleigh, Raleigh
The Montessori School of Raleigh, guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, inspires the development of individual children in a safe, supportive, culturally-diverse environment that gives them the freedom to explore, cooperate, create, and become. The School strives to be forward-looking, stable, and financially secure.

The New Classical Academy, Weaverville
"Our philosophy encompasses active, cooperative, multi-age and self-directed learning, access to quietude and the outdoors and individual attention for assessment."

New Garden Friends School, Greensboro
"At NGFS we hope to create an environment within which a diverse group of students and staff can continue to mature as companions in a wide range of experiences."

North Hills Christian School, Salisbury
"A quality Christian education that will allow each child to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically." PK-12. Coed. Day.

North Raleigh Country Day School, Raleigh
"A private elementary school which serves children ages 3 years-5th grade; NRCD also houses a private NAEYC accredited preschool; the school is located on a 6 acre wooded campus and is Wild Education Site for nature study."

The O'Neal School, Southern Pines
"O'Neal is a college-preparatory school dedicated to the development of academic excellence, strength of character, and physical well-being in an environment where integrity, self-discipline, and consideration for others are fundamental."

The Oakwood School, Greenville
"The Oakwood School is an independent non-profit coeducational K-8 school dedicated to the concept of developing the whole child."

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School, Raleigh
"Our Lady of Lourdes School, established in 1954, is a Kindergarten through 8th grade Catholic school located near the downtown area of Raleigh, NC."

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, Rocky Mount
"Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School was founded in 1939 as an institution for the evangelization and education in the Catholic faith of the children of the Parish and the greater Rocky Mount Community."

The Patterson School, Inc., Lenoir
"The Patterson School is a private, non-profit, co-educational, non-denominational, multi-cultural boarding and day school for grades seven through twelve."

The Piedmont School, Inc. , High Point
"The Piedmont School is a Non-Profit Organization providing a unique, essential service to children in our community with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder AD(H)D."

Providence Day School, Charlotte
Coed. Day. PK-12.

The Raleigh School, Raleigh
"Raleigh Preschool was started in 1952 by a small group of Raleigh families seeking a different kind of education for their preschool children."

Ravenscroft School, Raleigh
Coed. Day. 8-12.

Ridgecroft School, Ahoskie
We at Ridgecroft School take pride in the fact that we are a small, close knit, family orientated private school for grades K-12. Established in the 1970's, we are now home to approximately 355 students all coming from a five county area.

Rocky Mount Academy, Rocky Mount
"Our educational program for students in grades Pre-kindergarten -­ 12 is designed to challenge academic abilities and help our students mature as learners."

Saint Ann Catholic School, Fayetteville
"St. Ann Catholic School & Neighborhood Youth Center is a culturally diverse educational institution that serves the entire community by promoting excellence in education, personal growth and service to others in a nurturing, Christian environment."

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School, Wake Forest
"The mission of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School is to assist each child in achieving his or her maximum potential in mind, body and spirit within a Catholic context."

Saint David's School, Raleigh
K-12. Coed. Day. Episcopal.

Saint Mary's High School, Raleigh
"Founded in 1842, Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12."

Saint Timothy's School, Raleigh
"Offering grades K-8 ensures that our students can have a consistently strong education through the middle school years, preparing them for high school, college and beyond."

Salem Academy, Winston-Salem
"College-preparatory boarding and day school for girls, founded in 1772 by early Moravian settlers who held the view that girls deserved an education comparable to that afforded boys."

Salisbury Academy, Salisbury
"Salisbury Academy is a co-educational, independent day school."

Statesville Christian School, Inc., Statesville
"SCS is located in Statesville, North Carolina, near Lake Norman. The mission of Statesville Christian School is to train students in partnership with families, to think, live, love, and lead as Christians through programs of academic excellence based upon a Biblical Worldview."

Stone Mountain School, Black Mountain
"Stone Mountain School at Camp Elliott is licensed to provide long-term residential care in an outdoor environment."

Summit School, Winston-Salem
"An independent pre-kindergarten through 9th grade school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina."

Triad Academy, Inc., Winston-Salem
"Triad Academy was established in 1995 by a small group of parents who were frustrated by the lack of educational opportunities for their children with learning differences. From that handful of parents and teachers, we have grown to a student body of 65 first through twelfth graders served by a faculty and staff of 17."

Triangle Day School, Durham
"The Mission of Triangle Day School is to enable each student to respect and appreciate the unique qualities of all individuals, to challenge each student academically, and to help each student become an independent, lifelong learner."

Trinity Episcopal School, Charlotte
"The academic program at Trinity Episcopal School fosters development of fundamental and essential skills, but does so in a way that inspires passion and keen attention to the world in which we live."

Trinity Academy, Raleigh
"We are a college preparatory school, but we are much more than that. As a community of parents and educators who have experienced less than satisfying educational options for ourselves and our children, we believe we have crafted a K-12 educational experience that prepares our students for LIFE."

Trinity Prep Christian School, Charlotte
Religious affiliation: Christian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Trinity Prep Christian School uses the A Beka curriculum. It is a college preparatory school which serves the greater Charlotte area.

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, Durham
"Trinity School is a coeducational, independent day school offering an education in the Classical Christian tradition. Class size is small, ordinarily no larger than 18 students. Offering Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 9, Trinity enrollment for the 2006-2007 academic year is just over 350 students."

Waccamaw Academy, Whiteville
Coed. Day. PK-12.

Wayne Country Day School, Goldsboro
"Wayne Country Day School is a co-educational independent, college preparatory school, from 2 1/2 K  through 12th grade, striving to meet the needs of the whole child."

Westchester Academy, High Point
"Westchester Academy is an independent coeducational day school founded in 1967. The Academy is a nonsectarian institution established to provide a college preparatory education for students in grades K-12."

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