"We are best known for small class size."
Students enrolled 195
Hours 8:25 AM - 3:00
School leader Tom Winstead
Transportation options no info
Type no info
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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8101 Fallsdale Dr
Charlotte, NC 28214

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(704) 391-5516
(704) 943-5445
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4 stars
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August 26, 2014
Mountain Island Day has spared no expense when it comes to investing in curriculum-Envision/Saxon/Mountain Math, Core Knowledge Social Studies and Science, DiscipleLand Bible, and Scott Foresman/Saxon/Zaner-Bloser Language Arts are just a few of the programs that the teachers are provided with. Differentiation is not just a theory at MID, it is a daily practice. My children are taught at their level EVERY day ALL day. Among the many things that my family loves at our school, two things stand out: 1)Small class sizes allow students to receive more attention academically and emotionally. 2)It is very obvious that our teachers LOVE what they do. They spend their time teaching, not completing paperwork or testing. For teachers who truly love spending the school day interacting with their students, MID is the perfect place to be! For students who truly love spending the school day learning, MID is the perfect place to be!

- submitted by a teacher
August 14, 2014
When it sounds too good to be true, it is. This is not a school founded on Christian values, more accurately it's founded on the need to control. They don't follow any sort of curriculum or plan, they know how to tell people what they want to hear. Their claims of higher education and rigorous curriculum are inaccurate. They lose teachers and families as quickly as they get them. Just be weary, because this is your child's future and they won't have a long, prosperous one here. Even the 5 star reviews are fabricated from employees forced to monitor this site. I don't understand why great schools allows it, but I'm sure they have claimed bad reviews are the result of some bitter parent or teacher, instead of just someone trying to express concern for other peoples children. North Carolina should have stronger regulations in place for private schools so that we can have peace of mind that our children our getting the education they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
I have aspired for many years, to be able to work for an institution in which I can freely and fully share not only my love and heart for ALL students, but where I can discuss education and academics from a Christian perspective. As a teacher for many years in the public school system, I always felt I was leaving out a tremendous portion of meeting the needs of the 'total child'...It is wonderful to be able to offer counseling and support to our students within the added domain of meeting the spiritual needs, as we delve into subject matter or help students resolve conflict or plan for the future. As a traveling, itinerant professional, during my previous tenure with the public school system, I have seen all varieties of schools, administrators, teachers and staff. Some were better than others and some made me yearn for 'more' for myself and the students within; however, there is one truth that remained in every school in which I offered my services: there is NO perfect school. But, I must say, M.I.D. comes as close as any place in which I have had the pleasure to work. We are blessed to have this school in our area!

- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2014
As a teacher and parent at MIDS, I feel that we ve found the perfect fit for our family. MID uses a well respected curriculum, including Scott Foresman Reading Street, Envision Math, Core Knowledge Science and Social Studies, Discipleland Bible Curriculum, Lucy Calkins writing components, as well as enrichment programs such as Mountain Math and Mountain Language. In addition we have knowledgeable teachers who bring their experience and creativity into the classroom to enhance the curriculum. We have a wonderful EC specialist on staff, and a teaching assistant who work with students one-on-one, or in small groups, on remediation and enrichment. Our small class sizes allow teachers to really know each child and their strengths, struggles, and interests. We also have an administration that makes every decision based on what will be best for the children whose education has been entrusted to them. If you re looking for a small school with a Christian foundation, MID is a great choice we couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2014
My son was struggling at our local public middle school (a good school with good teachers) until I moved him to MIDS. He s quiet and doesn t always ask for help, so he tends to get overlooked in a large class. At MID he s in small classes, so he's not getting lost in the shuffle with almost 30 kids in his class. We have great communication with his teachers, and always get a response to phone calls or emails. His grades have improved and he's made many new friends. He feels good about the middle school getting to go out into the community to serve others (this school doesn't just teach from a Christian perspective, they live it out). He's also involved in the sports program, and while his team doesn't always win, he s learned great lessons about what it means to be part of a team, and good sportsmanship. I m also very excited about the plans to build a new school building, which will only add to an already wonderful school. We're very happy at MIDS!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
MID is an amazing and affordable alternative to public school! Our children look forward to going to school each day and are learning much more than the state End Of Grade tests require. The school is small enough to create a nurturing, loving atmosphere for all ages, but large enough to offer many sports, extra-curricular, and educational opportunities. We look forward to what the future will hold! Go Mariners!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Incredibly disappointed in many areas. They don't follow a curriculum, there are no assistant teachers, there is very limited help and support for kids with special needs (and there are a LOT of them!), and the communication is awful! I have never seen anything go home from administration that wasn't full of typos, misspelled words, and bad grammar. My son will be enrolled in another school next year. I pray he isn't too far behind because of his experience at MIDS. I do not believe they will become accredited, especially in the time frame they have advertised to parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
MID makes every child feel welcome! Every teacher and staff member, including administration, is to approach and talk to. This is one school where you don't have to feel like your bank account must meet a minimum requirement to to show your worth as a person.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2014
Small classes, caring and attentive teachers, Christian values and a home like atmosphere is what drew us to Mountain Island Day. Our family has found what we couldn't get at public school. Foreign language in elementary, plenty of recess time, gardening and after school clubs are just a few of the things that set Mountain Island Day apart from the rest!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2014
The administration never speaks unless they need something from you and it appears that they mistreat their staff, which tells you something about the high turnover rate! There is a lack in communication and lack of services. Seems like a big show with no substance. I had my child tested for next year and they are way behind. I am having to pay a private tutor to catch them up. Please do not send your child here! Go to a public school where you don't pay and your child will get the education they deserve! Will not be back next year!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
I have 2 children who attend MID. We tried public school but the class sizes were way too big and neither of my children got the attention they needed. Both of my kids are in classes with fewer than 15 students! The school is a small environment and feels very much like a community. They are very accommodating to both of my kids when they need help in any areas and they also challenge them when they excel in others. The tuition is very affordable.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
This is our first year at Mountain Island Day and we absolutely love it. Our kids just came over from public school and it's the best decision we have ever made. Kids that go there get personal one on one attention in the classroom, have a great learning environment and get all the resources the kids could ever need and more from administration to strive for greatness in the classroom. I personally love the fact that it is a christian school and I know when my kids go there everyday, good christian values are practiced in a great learning atmosphere. I have to admit I'm also impressed with the athletic department and it's programs they have for boys and girls. Top notch and a first class operation. Go Mariners!!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
Our family had a terrible experience at another school prior to Mountain Island Day. Our daughter was below grade level and dreaded going to school each day. We switched to Mountain Island Day a year and half ago and our daughter is doing wonderful. We have been overjoyed with her progress and the time the school has invested in her and our family. We have received tutoring by the teachers, pull outs by support staff, and numerous meetings with a support team organized for my daughter. My daughter has not only received a great education but she has also been given love and acceptance. She has a full cheering squad when she succeeds. There should be more schools like Mountain Island Day.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
My daughter has been with MID since it opened it's doors in 2009. We have loved the dedication by the owners, and the teachers. We have two older children that went through public school and have been amazed at the education our youngest has gotten. She is more advanced than many of her friends that attend public school. Knowing that the teachers truly love each and every child and go out of their way to make sure they succeed. The extra curriculum activities make it easy on parents . My daughter loves cheerleading, swimming, and running. She cannot wait to start playing sports next year. I have truly loved seeing how MID has grown. I look forward to many more years at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
I saw the previous post and I was very disheartened by it. I volunteer often at the school so I get to see the day to day operations and a little more behind the scenes than other parents. The Winstead's are two of the most dedicated administrators I have witnessed. The school has wonderful teachers and it is apparent to me that the administration work tirelessly to manage their staff. The Winstead's appear to know all the children by name and take the time to invest in them. My daughter is in her third year at the school and she attended the preschool prior to the school. She is socially adjusted, advanced in her academics, and happy. I can not imagine my child anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
We are entering our second year with MID and were extremely impressed with how much our daughter learned in Kindergarten and so far it appears First grade will be no different. Affordable, great staff and teachers, great selection of clubs with before and after school care also available. I love that the curriculum is not stuffy and the teachers have the ability to tailor their lessons towards the interests of the children. We are a non-denominational family and were originally hesitant in joining a Christian based school, however, the school's incorporation of Christianity is through teaching the children morals, faith, and character without an agenda.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
I feel blessed to be a part of MID! Our entire staff truly cares about meeting the individual academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of every child we have the opportunity to teach. Together, with our wonderful student's parents, we have created a team like no other to prepare our students for the bright futures that lie ahead of them!

- submitted by a teacher
January 29, 2013
We have 2 children that attend MID and we have been at the school since it opened in 2009. In the 3 short years we have seen the school triple in size. My children are receiving a top notch education and my husband and I could not be more pleased. The personal attention my children receive makes paying for their education worth it. They offer a variety of specials, afterschool clubs and athletics. MID is one of the best kept secrets in the Mountain Island area.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2012
My children love MID. Both of my children have always attended private schools all their life, and I was hesitant to change to a school closer to home that was so new. I couldn't have been more wrong! My only regret is that we didn't switch sooner!! If you are looking for a top notch educational environment that compares to with any independent school in the Charlotte Metro area....your search can end now. My family loves everything that the school has to offer. My children are involved in music, basketball, tennis and cheer leading. They love their teachers and look forward to going to school everyday. My husband and I couldn't be happier!!

- submitted by a parent
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Mountain Island Day School
8101 Fallsdale Dr, Charlotte, NC  28214
(704) 391-5516
Last modified Mountain Island Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Mountain Island Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.