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Arborbrook Christian Academy

Private | K-12 | 157 students

Our school is best known for small classes with kids who love learning hands-on.
 
 

 
 

Living in Matthews

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $310,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted April 9, 2014

As a former teacher, I know an excellent school when I see one. This is a place and a group of people who seek to glorify Christ in all they do. Jesus is first and foremost here. I'm also grateful to have such a loving faculty and staff who truly have my child's character and best interest at heart. There is no trying to fit a square peg in a round hole here. My children are loved and celebrated for their God-given uniqueness and talents. I love how the school ignites the fires of curiosity in my kids. They are truly students of the world. Often times, I am taken aback by the knowledge they bring home. They are not just learning facts and figures to be regurgitated. They are learning to be learners. As an educator, I know this distinct difference. Not one time in 5+ years, have either of my kids dreaded going to school. It is a blessing, a privilege, and an honor to be a part of the wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Arborbrook Christian Academy is a beautiful, yet hidden gem in the Greater Charlotte Area. As a teacher & a parent, I can truly call it my home away from home. The Holy Spirit embraces me as I walk through our gardens, as well as our classrooms. The classroom is an extension of the home, adorned with inspired pieces of art and lit with lamp lighting. We begin & end our days in God's word during our Alpha & Omega times. The use of Charlotte Mason philosophy is taken seriously, providing an education that is rich in "living books", the arts and nature. Arborbrook is a gift from God to our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

My four children have loved attending Arborbrook Christian Academy and have made such wonderful friends there. We are impressed with the amount of time their teachers put into planning lessons that engage the students intellectually and also help the subject material to truly "stick". We are thrilled to see them excited about what they learn and come home talking about it. As teachers share material in class, they require the students to retell and occasionally write about it too. Truly this approach allows our kids to "own" their subject matter and allows them a chance to develop deeper questions. We can't say enough about the fellowship opportunities Arborbrook has provided for our entire family. This week alone we will hear my Elementary aged daughter's musings about after-school Drama Club and her beloved Art Class, as well as the sounds of my Jr. High son's newest Band instrument, the trumpet, and the cheers of friends and family as we watch our school's beloved basketball teams. Go Falcons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Arborbrook is a small school with a great big heart for children, parents, and education. Teachers and staff go out of their way to help a child learn, to encourage family, and to provide quality education while fostering a love of learning. Plus their graduates are being accepted to the colleges of their choosing! It's a place where I would want to go to school.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 53%
Black 3% 32%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Hispanic 0% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Liberty University
University of North Carolina
Anderson University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Joy Fisk
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Charlotte Mason methods
  • College prep
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Auditorium
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • American Girls Club
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Home Economics
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • We do not participate in common core and we believe that children learn best when they are valued and respected as persons in an environment where adults love Jesus and love them. We desire that our students love to learn rather than being exhausted. We are a covenant school. We seek to challenge students with an abundant feast of living books and ideas, with narration and attention to habit training. We limit homework so students have time with their families. We nourish a love of learning
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Liberty University
University of North Carolina
Anderson University
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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4823 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Rd
Matthews, NC 28173
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Phone: (704) 821-9952

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