Students enrolled 1184
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School leader Mrs Joy Warner
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District Childern S Community
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404 Armour Street
Davidson, NC 28036

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(704) 896-6262
(704) 896-2025
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5 stars
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September 19, 2014
CSD has done an excellent job of addressing the needs of our three kids, one of whom is quite gifted. Because of the teacher to student ratio, my boy's tracking issue was diagnosed and addressed (we didn't know that issue existed). We had pulled our kids out of public schools because our gifted kid was being "left behind" as public education was focused on the slower kids. My children were bored in the public schools, and now are fully engaged in school, challenged, and have learned to love reading and are being well prepared. We are very happy with our experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2014
Pulling my kids out of CSD in elementary school was the best thing I did for my children, even though I believed that getting in on the lottery was a blessing!!!! Great school for social misfits, and special needs. The "norm" is not addressed, and certainly not the gifted!! By high school, long term students have been academically scarred, but can star in any of the school's dozens of musicals and plays. If your child aspires to be anything other than blue collar, or have a life-long career with the Davidson Communuty Players, then GO ELSEWHERE!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
CSD is not for everyone. No school is perfect. My husband and I have 4 kids at CSD, have relocated 3 times and have had kids enrolled in a very small private school, a large public school, as well as Charlotte public schools before enrolling our kids at CSD. As a parent, I will be always be involved in my children's education no matter what school they attend. That being said, overall CSD is a true community of loving, caring and involved parents and educators. We have enjoyed our time at CSD and our kids have thrived. They score in the 90+ percentile on their standardized testing (w/o CSD teaching to the tests), have strong relationships with their peers and their teachers. They've learned to value themselves and others, to work hard, to respect others and their differences and to give back to the community. However, now that they will be graduating their first senior class, they need to decide if they are going to be a school who focuses on special needs, the arts or sports. In my opinion, you cannot do all three successfully. They need a focus that includes academic excellence, global understanding, leadership as well as the New School philosophy.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
The last three most recent reviews of this school are accurate. Lower school administration was unpleasant and extremely difficult to communicate with. I agree with a previous review that the administrator seems very "anti-gifted" or unwilling to work with children who may be advanced beyond their peers. Their philosophy of working with the child on an individual will not apply unless your child is average or below. It is unfortunate as some of the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
I agree with what has been said about gifted students. This school's philosophy is to keep everyone on the same level. I have had children at the elementary, middle and high school, and I would not send my kids here past 5th grade. When my children switched to the public schools they were behind in LA and math. The way the school does their grading and how they hand out merits is not the same criteria as other schools. During the middle school years a social agenda is pushed more than academics. The school has become very progressive and one of the high school administrators has a political background and no education experience. This administrator has made it a point to introduce civic engagement through the practicum programs. She is a town commissioner and has been quoted as wanting to get students involved in political change through her relationship with Youth Davidson. It is also true that a conservative would have difficulty here. The school does promote homosexuality, and high school students are steered towards social issues and non-profits rather than capitalist type of careers. Prospective parents need to go in with eyes wide open and not just follow the masses.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
This school is really only for typical kids not gifted and administration is terrible. Your children will not be allowed to speak there mind and if they do they get reprimanded. I suggest you just keep looking.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
We found the lower school administrator to be very unpleasant and difficult to work with. Several parents and staff have complained. If you have a typical or autistic child, you will be fine. Parents with very bright kids or gifted children who embrace the Basic School Philosophy may be disappointed. Some young children with natural ability are held back and bored. Even the public school does a better job with gifted kids at least academically. The lower school administrator seems " anti gifted". If you can't meet or know the needs of academically gifted children, within the framework of the Basic School philosophy, just say so nicely.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2013
As a parent of a child in kindergarten this year, this school has been all that I had hoped it would be. The teachers are amazing and work so hard with my child to provide what she needs. There are excellent services available for children that need additional help. There is as much discussion with the teachers as I could possibly want and I just love walking my daughter into the school. The energy at CSD is beautiful!. Thank you CSD.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2010
This school is way to easy you don't get grades and don't have test and why can't people just send there kids to public schools!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2010
This is the most amazing, innovative, hands on learning place I have ever witnessed. The name fits well also because it truly is a community experience from Kindergarten and up. I wish every child could receive this type of educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
it is a home away from home where you always have a family around. The word 'community' doesn't even begin to express much of a community the school really is.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
In the words of my wonderful 7 year old 'they make dreams come true'...out of the mouths of babes!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
It truly is an amazing place, where love is tangible. The teachers go beyond to ignite the passion for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
CSD is a great learning environment and the staff members foster the 'love' of learning in our children!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Individualized curriculum, hands on fun, and loving teachers. What more could you ask for!!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
To see my first grader come home from school, place rubber gloves on, grab a garbage bag and start collecting trash from the garbage cans in my house because this is what she is being taught at school says it all!! CSD recognizes that children must be not only knowledgeable but also emotionally and physically healthy, civically engaged, responsible, and caring.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
The staff and administration care about every child's education and overall well being. Teachers go out of their way to accomodate student's needs and make their classroom's feel safe for kids to push themselves to make them the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
We love everything! Sense of community, strong values, hands-on learning... it's all awesome! Our children are being given opportunities to learn and grow that we never had. Our teachers, staff and parents are amazing people!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
This school is the way that all schools should be. The teach all aspects and really care about the students. And most students really thrive here. I wish I would have went to this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
My schools teachers, admin, board of directors,parents, grandparents and friends are dedicated to teach each child to love learning and that they can make a difference in the world we live in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
My son has Autism and me have had several bad experiences with other schools and not being able to provide the type of supervision and personal attention that he needs. At this school he gets incredible one on one help. We have seen a drastic improvement in his ability to communicate, even though he doesn't speak. His ability to problem solve has greatly increased and has learned how to interact with 'typical' kids very well. This is the first school that we have seen that truly looks at each kids needs and provides whatever is needed to create an atmosphere where each kid can be succesful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
Awesome environment, great education....Best teachers in the world. Unbelievable what they do, better yet, what they will become...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2009
Our school is a home away from home. My children love to go to school; they are in an environment where the teachers really know who they are.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
A school where learning and community are always extended to all

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Everyone loves the kids and wants nothing but the best for them... and I mean everyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
This is the most caring school that I know of. A child does not get lost in the system, because the teacher and the staff are also looking at what is best for the student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Our teachers and staff work so hard every day to help our newest generation make the world a better place to live!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Awesome director, teachers, parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We have grandchildren attending this school and are amazed at the progress they are making. They love school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We love Community School of Davidson because they have their priorities straight with education. The leaders have great vision, discipline and honor in achieving their goals. They hold their values high and are great examples of excellence for parents and teachers. They make us all work together at our best. They teach the whole child. They have the true meaning of what success is. .

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We are truly blessed as parents to have such a gifted group of people teaching our kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Safe, Friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
A beautiful environment. Loving, caring, compassionate. Kids come first. Teaches the whole child. Celebrates uniqueness and gives each child what they need to be the very best they can be.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2009
I work at the school and have three children that attend. CSD is a dream come true for me as an educator and for my children as students. CSD is a safe, loving environment that fosters a love of learning. Both students and staff feel respected and valued at our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Individualized instruction, great teacher to child ratio. Thinks outside the box.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Our school is an amazing place where kids are celebrated for their individuality.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
CSD is a magical place. The teachers strive for excellence at reaching and teaching children, the community cares deeply for each other, and the creativity is awe-inspiring. As a parent and staff member, I am blessed to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love the true community I feel and most importantly my kids feel great there, and love to go to school and love to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
CSD is an awesome community of people. My child looks forward to school each day. A great place to learn and feel like part of a 'school family'.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Everyone involved with school is so loving, caring and enthusiastic about the whole child and learning in a safe environment.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
If all schools were like this one, the world would be a better place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I have 5 children and have sent them to 6 schools (public, private, and charter) over the years. Community School of Davidson (formerly Children's Community School has a creative and challenging learning environment. Curriculum is taught hands-on with practicum opportunities out in the community. The school is equipping students to not only be life-long learners but caring and contributing citizens!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Everything about this school is awesome. There is nothing that isn't so great and motivating to a child than to attend this school! They make everyone feel special and important.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
On the first day of Kindergarten the director looked past us and welcomed my 5 year-olds by name, without using a class list or name tags! Only after they walked off did she tend to us but we knew we were in the right place -- the students come first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I've never seen teachers and administrators care more about children and how they learn best than at CSD! It is also a wonderful community of families (staff included) who work together to create a unique learning environment. I am amazed at the thoughtful, quality work that my 8th grade son creates. He just wrote a much more thorough and reflective 'first' lab report than I ever did as a HS Junior in Chemistry!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
CCS is a place where our kids are loved and respected at all times. We have a top notch curriculum, outstanding teachers, and a Director with a vision for our kids' future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
CSD (formerly CCS) says it all in our name-- it is a great caring, loving, and learning community!

- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2009
Our director and admin team knows every student by name and greets them individually as they are dropped off for carpool each morning. Our admin team participates in manual labor (it is never beneath their diginity) along side our staff, students, and parents. Our school is a place where children are valued and supported in their learning through differentiated instruction. Our children take pride in their school and help take out the trash and sweep their rooms each day. Everytime I walk through the door of our school I feel like I've won the lottery not only because my children go to CSD but because I get to work in such a wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
As a parent and staff member, I see children and adults alike being treated as valued members of our community on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It is an exceptional place of learning where children are encouraged, nurtured and developed to become our future leaders!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It is an amazing place that has allowed my children the abilility to grow in their own personal manner while continuing to challenge. They also do an incredible job with staff support, the teachers love being there!!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love Children's Community School because they treat kids and parents the way they should be treated. It speaks volumes when both parents and kids are happy and the level of education is top rate. Just hearing my daughter say that her school is 'Awesome' brings such immeasurable joy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
They are truly all about growing each child to his or her full potential. They shift and acclimate to the child's needs like no other school in this entire area. If they don't have a resource to meet the child, then the resource is found. Never is a child expected to change to meet the teacher's style, rather the teacher morphs to best fit the child's style and therefore let the child learn to love to learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Community School of Davidson (Formerly Children's Community) takes a holistic approach to teaching and learning and values all children as valuable members of its community. They believe that ALL children can learn at their own levels and abilities, that it's important for children in all grades to dance and sing and move around, in addition to teaching the academic subjects. It is a wonderful environment for children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Children learn and enjoy school at the same time. Think about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I love to call it 'school utopia'...it's hard to believe such an amazing school exists. It should be a model for all schools...where children love to learn, and teachers love to teach!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
I haven't seen any school where I can honestly say that everyone who is involved with teaching my child - from admin to elective teachers, cares about each one of my kids the way they would care for and teach their own. I feel lucky to have my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
It is a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow into responsible, self-learning adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Everyone seems genuinely enthusiastic, sincere and happy in their pursuit of giving each child a place to learn and laugh and grow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I am honored to have been a teacher at CCS/CSD, learning from the wonderful Joy Warner for 6 years!! This year I am getting experience CSD from the parent perspective and it is giving me a whole new level of love for this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
where else in the world does the research actually get applied on a daily basis? I started this journey as a thrilled parent & as a teacher find freedom to teach with creativity & passion. We are lucky to be a part of the CSD family!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
It truly is a special place where all children are treated with and treat others with respect and love. The students are treated as individuals and celebrated for their differences. My children love going to school and they truly have a love and a thirst for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
They are child centered, caring, modify teaching to meet each child's learning style and ability, encourage the children while challenging them too.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
This school is full of administrators, teachers and parents who are devoted to make the best possible education for every child who enters its doors. Upon entering the building the children are greeted with a warm welcome. Fun with learning can be heard all throughout the school. As they leave, each child is sent home with loving goodbyes. Everyone feels safe and special!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 20, 2009
fosters a love for learning and reading! More than just an education - a place for children to grow and learn to communicate and care for one another. My children have blossomed there!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
CSD is the epitome or what education should be around the globe. From the top to the bottom respect, love and community is exemplified. Children wish there wasn't such a thing as summer break. Where else does that happen!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
CSD is a dream come true. Not only do I get to teach in such a special school, but my kids have the most amazing, talented, compassionate, sincere teachers! My family calls it the 'happy' school!

- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2009
CCS is great school because the children are learning in a loving ancaring environment. They receive small group and individual attention so child gets what they need. We are truly grateful to Joy Warner for creating such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I work at the best school in the world! We put children first and are always there as a support. Children get to learn amazing things in ways that interest an excite them, they truly love going to school and I do too!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Children are seen as individuals and co-workers are friends with one goal...what is best for children!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 20, 2009
Our school, the Community School of Davidson, is truly committed to teaching each child in a loving and caring environment. Parents, teachers and staff all work together to provide rigorous but not rigid learning. My kids love school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
At Community School of Davidson (formerly Children's Community School) they have the vision to see in each child all that he/she can become, the wisdom to provide all they need to reach that potential, and the love to work tirelessly to make it a reality. It has made (and continues to make) a difference in my children s lives and I am convinced that in turn, these children will make a difference in the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Our school is really an amazing learning community where students love to learn, teachers love to teach, we all care for one another, and beautiful things happen every day.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
They teach the children in a way that relates to real life. They have a nurturing environment that enables them to become well-rounded and confident individuals. They learn the importance of serving in the community and each other. The children are happy and one can feel it as they walk through the hallways.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
No matter what is going on outside of school everyone that walks in the doors of our school feels happy and safe!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I love Children's Community School because it is the only school I see that understands the 'No child left behind' motto. They care, love and nourish the whole child to learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
I love our school because everyone looks out for one another! Plus I am allowed to be creative and share my passion of dance with kids that I love every single day :)

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
I call it the Magic Kingdom of schools.My Children are loved safe and respected here. There is no yelling bullying or disrespect tolerated by the kids teachers or any staff member. It is a happy friendly wonderful enviorment to learn in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers are awesome. The administration is great and the kids are all happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Children's School of Davidson (Children's Community School) has created an excellent learning environment that meets the needs of all students emotionally, socially and academically. Based upon the tenets of Dr. Ernest Boyer, the school excels with meaningful instruction delivered in such a way that teaches students how to think, be reflective and undersatand there may be more than one :standard' way to arrive at a conclusion when faced with solving an issue.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
For many of our friends that have children attending other Schools it is frustration and adds stress to their lives. CSD is nothing but a joy and positive part of our whole family's life. How refreshing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The school is a community of people committed to kids' growth in all aspects. When you walk into the school you see kids actively engaged in holistic learning, everything from taking out the trash/recycling or doing the wheelbarrow on the way to the restroom to work on coordination and core-strength to small groups working excitedly together on researching a topic of great interest within the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Our school is a wonderful place filled with love and respect for one another. There is never a doubt that what really matters at our school is what is best for all of our children!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Our school is truly a magical place. The warmth, the community, and the love is felt the moment you walk throuhg the doors. Our children are respected as individuals and for the gifts that each of them brings to us. Our school believes in doing what's right for children and makes learning fun

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
CSD realizes that each child is different and special in their own way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It is an amazing place where children are loved for who they are, and are given every opportunity to explore all subjects with so much enthusiasm and excitement, which translates into a true love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It is a magical place that fills children's hearts and souls with love and encouragement

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It is a happy, positive and productive place. Everyone receives and give respect. The staff and students truly want to be there. The children are loved for their individuality. There is such a sense of love, team work and striving for a common goal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
This school is exceptional in that it is committed to teaching the whole child about the whole world . This is apparent the minute you walk thru the front door of this special place. From the Director, Joy Warner, to the Staff to the Parent support, this is a unique school. We are committed to preparing the next generation to be the stewards of change in our society. Community School of Davidson provides a unique environment and curriculum where students learn about many other cultures, how they are connected to others, their personal impact on the world, and how they can make a difference in our world. I urge you to support the Community School of Davidson and our efforts to make a difference in their classroooms and the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Our school teaches by example every day. Teachers and staff love and respect students. They are excited about the subjects they teach and display a life-long love of learning. Students are taught that we are all part of a local and global community. They are encouraged and challenged to make a positive change in the world, either around the corner or half-way around the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Our school is a magical place where students, parents, and staff are all treated with the utmost respect. Teachers are creative and passionate about teaching. Parents are appreciative and supportive. The students care for one another and are excited about learning. The entire school works as a team. It is a pleasure to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This is the most wonderful school in which to be a teacher. Staff collaborate together and encourage each other to excel in their profession. Respect is everywhere and teachers all believe in learning from one another and from their students and from others in the education field. They share materials and strategies freely. The administration respect and love their staff and give 110% to support teachers, students, and families. Passion, respect, love, excellence, community characterize this amazing school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 16, 2009
The staff goes above and beyond not only for the students but for everyone (parents). The school has a lot of love and community involvment, a sense of family.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This school is one of a kind...there is an undeniable warmth and dedication that permeates everything that the staff does. The Director is one of a kind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
All the Teacher are so Caring and Wonderful and they make learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The school instills the love of learning in every child. It is a place where everyone is loved and encouraged to reach their true potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The children receive outstanding education by teachers who truly love our children and have a vested interest in them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
This is our first year at CSD, and we love it. My son comes home talking about all the hands on learning he is doing!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I am a teacher and a parent at this innovative school. CSD is a blessing in our family's life! The teachers are creative, organized, loving and patient. My first grade son's favorite part of the day is 'Little tree' (which I realized is Literacy!) Anywhere that has 7 year old boys ranking reading and writing over recess must be a special school. There are full time asssitants which allow for differentiation and small group work. The Administration is amazing and supportive...and allow the teachers to make decisions. The parent support is unparalleled! Every day I am thnkful that my kids and I can be a part of CSD!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 16, 2009
Children's Community School, now know as Community School of Davidson is a unique charter school that teaches and encourages students to be life-long learners through hands-on learning and integrated curriculum. The outstanding staff is committed to meeting the individual needs of each and every student. Every day students are exploring, investigating, laughing, singing, dancing, sharing and wondering. It's a magical place!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Children's Community School is simply a warm, caring learning environment for all of the students who enter. Every educator there is totally 'on board' with creating an exceptional nurturing, hands on, learning experience. Each student is an individual with specific needs and learning style. Every teacher and volunteer is keen on 'making the connection' for each child. It is an amazing place!!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
Wonderful school. Great leaders and teachers. Children are treated with respect and, in turn, treat each other with respect. Curriculum is well integrated and students are challenged to be life long learners not just prepared for the next test, There is a true sense of community and pride in this place.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2006
This is my child's first year. The school is 'magical!' My son was in CMS and I have not seen him 'happy' in the past 5 years. He has excelled in just 2 months! This school rocks---with a great director and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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Children's Community School
404 Armour Street, Davidson, NC  28036
(704) 896-6262
Last modified Children's Community School is a Charter school that serves grades K-10. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Children's Community School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 105 reviews.