This school was essential for all three of my kids to stay happy in a totally new environment. Teachers and staff really know, see and care for every child and are very encourageing. The welcoming atmosphere everywhere on campus makes the school feel like home. The Math and Language Arts curriculum is outstanding and after graduating from Prep my son is doing excellent even at his honors classes in High School. The Fine Arts program is beyond compare, thanks to dedicated teachers in all art disciplines. To sum it up: My kids love school, thanks to Prep. What else do you wish for as a parent?
The K-8 programm gives the middle schoolers a way to show reponsibibility and integrity to the younger ones, which is very effective for both sides. The school encourages this by various programs, for example by paring a middle schooler with an elementary schooler in the buddy-program.
I have been a long time parent at Charlotte Prep. This is a gem of a school and you will be among the most fortunate if your student receives an invitation to enroll. The faculty and staff are extraordinarily qualified and truly care that each student is successful. The school, including the preschool, is SAIS and SACS accredited, so you can be sure you are receiving a five star, well-resourced, quality program. Tuition is less than some of the gigantic private schools in the area and the focus on children is refreshing. The school is just the right size and offers a strong, comprehensive curriculum.
If you are looking for an authentic community where you will feel welcome and included regardless of your race, creed, or color, Charlotte Prep is easily the best choice.
The school differientates instruction well and is able to keep bright students appropriately challenged. Students will learning disabilities would be better served at a school like John Crosland or Fletcher.
Our son's awareness of how to be a compassionate, respectful, loving, engaged member of community has grown leaps and bound since being at Charlotte Prep, and he is only in T-K. And the way the older kids are with him at community gatherings says it all to us- they are kind, enthusiastic and amazing leaders/role models for our little guy- it's like family!