"Classical Education Model"
Students enrolled 800
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:15 AM
School leader Mark Guthrie
Transportation options None
After school Yes

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2900 Horse Pen Creek Rd
Greensboro, NC 27410

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(336) 665-1161
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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November 20, 2013
The teachers and staff are wonderful, they make your child feel special while fully preparing your child for college.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
I have worked in private college-prep high schools for the past fourteen years. However, I've never worked in a school that prepares students for college as well as Caldwell Academy. The classical approach to education is outstanding! The school is headed by an outstanding administration team, involved school board, and dedicated teachers that willing spend time mentoring students. Truly an unbelievable school!!!

- submitted by a teacher
November 01, 2013
We came from a public school background and had to work very hard to get up to speed of Caldwell. Our children were straight A students in public school and had to work HARD to make C's; however, upon graduation, I can honestly say that they were fully prepared for college. More importantly, however, they were prepared spiritually and were challenged to be great human beings. While no place is absolutely perfect, we have found this school to be full of grace, patience, and love. As with everything in life, you do get out of it what you put in. This is truly the best money we have ever spent and cannot recommend it highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
My Son recently transferred from a public school to Caldwell Academy. His performance and engagement in public school was mediocre at best. Public school teachers seemed to have their motivation and energy stripped away by federal and local policies that required more emphasis on standard testing results than encouraging students to perform to the best of their ability. In the last year I have witnessed my son grow intellectualy, emotionally, and spiritually which is directly related to the level of care and leadership demonstrated by the teachers and administrators. I have enjoyed watching my son grow due to an exceptional learning environment provided by the all of the adults present at the school. The students at Caldwell are not only learning how to think for themselves but are also learning to be upstanding people in our society. I was apprehensive in the beginning to send my child to what could be perceived an affluent and priviledged institution. This has been a pleasant surprise, the best decision as a parent for my son. I am proud of my son's accomplishments and would encourage others to take a very good look at how well your child will be prepared for their lives.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2013
I am a recent graduate of Caldwell Academy. As I entered the college setting I have grown to appreciate more and more the education I got at this school. I was nervous about going to college and wondered if I would be on par with students who went to public school and took all the AP classes. Sitting in my classes now I feel prepared for the material presented and have a basis for the new material I am learning. The curriculum at Caldwell is challenging and taught me to think. Learning how to reason and develop an argument are the foundational principles that I learned in all my classes along with the other material. The fifty other people I graduated with feel like my brothers and sisters and I am so thankful I got the opportunity to grow up along side them. I still call them my best friends. I loved that my teachers knew me and cared about what was going on in my life and not just in my academics. I know Caldwell will not be the best fit for every student but I loved it and would not have changed my education for anything.

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2012
We have been parents at the school for 14 years. My oldest daughter graduated last year and was completely ready for college, both academically and emotionally. Comments from her about her college classes have been "I am so glad I learned to think and write in high school." The school is challenging but not to the detriment of students being able to participate in outside interests. Kids are learning so much more about life than just information. The teachers and staff invest in their lives and give them opportunities to work out and own their faith.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2012
I am a student at Caldwell and have been for twelve years. I would not want to be anywhere else. I will be a senior next year and will have to make the difficult decision of choosing a college. Caldwell Academy has taught me to look to Christ for guidance in all areas of my life and I feel confident that when the time comes, I will choose the right college because of what Caldwell has taught me. The teachers here give so much of their time to mentor students and to form personal relationships with each of them. I do not want to think of where I would be if I had not been blessed with the education Caldwell has given me. I'm so proud to be graduating from this school next year.

- submitted by a community member
December 03, 2012
This is an amazing school! My children have been here since the oldest entered kindergarten in 2001. I cannot imagine a more loving environment or a better education. My two oldest are now in high school, and I can see the obvious fruits of a classical education at Caldwell Academy: their speaking and writing skills are outstanding; they have an appreciation for classic literature; they enjoy and can intelligently engage in great conversation; and they can distinguish between that which is true, good, and beautiful as opposed to what the culture offers them as a shadowy substitute. Through all our years at the school, we have experienced the sincere love and concern of faculty members who care about more than test scores; they care about the virtue and wisdom of my children. What more could a parent want?

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
We have been at Caldwell for several years. There are many things I do love about the the school, but as of this year more that worries me. The Staff does not handle problems in a Godly manner. Much favortism is shown at this school and not much is done about bullying. I have been very disappointed this year and am not sure how much longer we will be here, along with many others

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2011
When we started this school it was a wonderful school. Over time adminstration changed and over the next few years the school started to become a "Money" business instead of a school that cared. My child didn't get the education we paid for. When they went to College, they had to take basic classes to get them to college level. My children hated Caldwell because the student were VERY mean, not showing God love and grace. They came home crying a lot, because the kids were mean. One of my children was touch by some boys in places that you should not be touched, and they also said horrible things to them, several times during class and teacher ignore the behavior. If you work for the school or you're on the broad your kid can get away with just about anything... School Not Worth Paying for... my kids have gotten a lot education from public school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
I really don't like this school at all... The teachers were good back in elementary school but once we got to middle and high school it all went downhill. i mean not a single one of the teachers i had this year (9th grade) could teach. The ciriculum (sorry i spelled that wrong) is really hard and I found myself studying soooo much and still failing the tests. Also, a new addition this year was the humanities class. It lasted three hours three times a week and it might be THE most pointless class i have ever taken. I learned a ton about the church in the middle ages (why do we need to know that?) and thats about it. Also you do not get as much credit for doing more work and getting good grades as you do at public school for doing less work and getting decent grades. Some people like this school. i dont know why. I think its because they like the people. Once again i don't know why but i respect their decisions. This school only teaches about God and almost nothing else. It just goes way overboard on Christianity. Well thats about it... I'm so glad i'm leaving this year.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2011
My child started Caldwell in high school and previously had only been homeschooled. The adjustment was easy, The staff and students for the most part have been wonderful. My child has been able to manage sports and keep up academically. There have been a few issues but everything has been dealt with very well and we are very pleased. We really love the headmaster program and the transparency of the school/classes. Teachers and staff have been very willing to meet with us to discuss any issues and or tutor our child when extra help was needed. We feel it is a priviledge to attend Caldwell and it has been very benefical for our child. Lord willing, our intent is for our child to complete high school at Caldwell. It is a wonderful oppourtunity if you can afford it.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
i do NOT like this school i am a student here and i have so many problems with staying focused because of my ADHD and no one cares. I am very shy and just overall anti- social and have trouble making friends here. i don't like the uniforms ether because they make you feel uncomfortable and gym is weird. But popular athletic like kids that are social like this school, of course.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2010
its OKAY but its hard to make friends because most everybody has friends. everyone is nice and stuff but thats doesn't mean they are your friends. school work is kinda a challenge but it i can deal with it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 21, 2010
we have been at Caldwell for many years and have saw a lot of changes... It used to be a great school, but over the years we have seen it decline in all areas... The adminstration is great until you have an issue and they don't have a clue. We have had teachers who have said they don't care if our kids pass or fail. There are a few really bad teachers and a few really good teachers the rest fall in the middle. Caldwell is not worth the money......

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
I am an A plus student here. But I would much rather go to another school if I had a choice. Really the only thing different is the teaching of Bible and Logic but I don't really care. As Christians, God told us to be missionaries, but how can we do that with only Christians around us, and not time because of school to really do that. If your child is an athlete or someone in the dramatic arts, do not send them here, they will not like it at all.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2009
Father of four: The leadership and teaching methodology at Caldwell is excellent, focused on developing personal character and excellence in eduction as building blocks for our kids future. Opportunities in the arts and sports grow each year. Caldwell is a Christian school, but not religious. If you ever wanted a school who supports your moral worldview and educational desires for your children, this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2009
Caldwell is a great school, they encourage kids younger and older to do the right thing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Caldwell offers its students the finest curriculum and learning opportunities in Greensboro.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
As new parents we have found Caldwell to be an exceptionally welcoming environment, at all levels. From the welcoming, polite students we met when we toured, to the caring staff who all remembered our names and our children from our first tour. The head of School, Mr. Mark Guthrie, is literally out in the street waving at parents and smiling as they bring their kids in each day. I see other reviews here suggesting that children cannot express themselves as individuals. The entire curriculum of the middle and upper schools is built around analysis, debate, rhetoric, and expression and communication. It is a gross distortion to say that a rigorous curriculum that actually challenges children to reach their full potential rather than wallow in feel-good, flavor-of-the-month social education prevents individual self-expression. Uniforms force students to express themselves based on their own ideas rather than daddy's bank account/clothes allowance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2009
This school is not for everyone. I had two children who were enrolled in this school for several years. My son had a good experience, my daughter had an awful experience. If your child is highly academic, an excellent reader, and can sit through long lectures without creative stimulus, then all will be well. It is a highly competitive environment, focusing solely on academics. If this is where your child shines, he/she will be rewarded over and over. If not, please consider a different school. The curriculum is very challenging, and requires much outside time for studying and completion of assignments. The best part about this school is there are very few disciplinary issues. I think most of the staff have the children's best interest at heart, but not all. It tends to be exclusive as opposed to inclusive.

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September 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 21, 2009
This school is not for children who need to express themselves as individuals.

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2009
i go to school here and as a student i can honestly say i love this school. the teachers really do care about the students! absolutly love the school as a whole

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2009
There is no freedom and no individuality. There are teachers that don't even teach anything and its feels like a little hole and you can't get out of it

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
I myself used to go here. This is an excellent school ad my son just loves to go to scool everyday

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
I am thrilled to say my son goes to school here as they really care about your child.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
When you walk in the door as a stranger, you feel like every student and teacher knows you. You are immeditely included. Teacher involvement with the individual student seems outstanding. My child was there, and I always felt he was perfectly safe. His grades improved tremendiously. Outside of school, the kids functioned as a total group, normally spending time at different homes. A great Christian enviroment, but not overboard.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2004
This is an excelent school. I have complete confidence in there educational abilities and exceptional sports programs. I have always dreamed of sending my kids to a school like this.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
As students of Caldwell, we love it. The teachers are all good. We have been there for several years, and we just started high school this year. We have many sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and others. Our academic program is wonderful.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2004
Caldwell Academy is a great school if your child is totally committed to academics. The curriculum is very rigorous and the students have to spend most of their time working on assignments. It is very hard to get involved in after school activities, church or just being a child. I am very disappointed in the attitudes of some of the teachers. Some of them do not display a christian attitude in the classroom. Don't misunderstand, this is a great school for a child who thrives on school work alone. Some children love lots of school work and do very well. But on the average most children need a well-rounded environment: education, extra-curriculum activites, church and family life.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My child has been a part of this school since its 2nd year. The school has grown abuntantly in all aspects going from 70+ kids in the early years to 425 this school year; getting permanent classroom facilities; and an excellent sports program.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
This is an excellent school academically, morally, and philosophy. I cannot speak highly enough about it. The teacher are enthusiastic about work and want to be at the school. The balance of education and stimulation are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
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Caldwell Academy
2900 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro, NC  27410
(336) 665-1161
Last modified Caldwell Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Caldwell Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top