Q: How is your school different from other schools?
A: Charlotte Christian School overlays a commitment to academic excellence with a Biblical worldview. Our mission statement guides all aspects of school and community life, from classrooms to the athletic fields, on stage and off campus. We exist to develop students both academically and spiritually to impact the culture for Christ, a goal that has been part of our foundation since 1950.
Q: What is an average class size?
A: While each class may vary, our goal remains to offer a student to teacher ratio that fosters students' success. In JK and K, class sizes are limited to 18 and upper school Advanced Placement and honors classes may have as few as five students. All JK – grade 5 classes have both a full-time teacher and a teacher’s assistant.
Q: How is your school accredited?
A: Charlotte Christian School is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council on Accreditation School Improvement (SACS-CASI). Additionally, our lower school received the Blue Ribbon Award, given by the United States Department of Education to honor public and private schools that are either academically superior or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Charlotte Christian School was recognized because our students scored at the 90th percentile or above in both reading and math on standardized tests. Charlotte Christian utilizes the Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP-4) for standardized testing.
Q: What are the school hours?
||8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
|Lower School (Grades 1-5)
||7:45 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
|Middle School (Grades 6-8)
||7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
|Upper School (Grades 9-12)
||8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Q: Tell me about your faculty.
A: 42% have advanced degrees (master’s or Ph.D.) and an average of 16.6 years tenure.
Q: Is there diversity on campus?
A: Yes, Charlotte Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Charlotte Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
As an independent Christian school, our families are members of more than 130 different Christian churches. Our financial aid program allows us to expand our economic diversity. We have several international students within our school community and we are focused on expanding this program as we seek to fulfill our mission statement of impacting the culture for Christ.
Q: How do you address the variety of academic strengths and challenges of individual students?
A: Our school believes Christ has created each child uniquely and our teachers utilize a variety of teaching strategies to engage students and maximize their learning styles and support their learning needs. Our small class sizes allow teachers to know when a student is ready for a challenge and how to provide support when needed.
Q: Does your school require uniforms?
A: No, Charlotte Christian does not require uniforms, but does adhere to an appearance policy for all grades. All students are required to dress neatly and modestly, as is appropriate for the particular occasion and in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment or draws excessive attention to self. Access the complete General Appearance Code.
Q: What are your guidelines for enrolling in JK and K?
A: A child should be 4 years old by Feb. 1 of the year he is applying for Junior Kindergarten. A child should be 5 years old by June 1 of the year he is applying for Kindergarten. A child’s birthday is always viewed in the full context of developmental maturity and will include physical, emotional and social development as well as academic readiness.
Q: Do you offer Advanced Placement courses?
A: We have 20 AP classes. Please view our entire Curriculum Guide.
Q: Do most of your students attend colleges and where are they accepted?
A: 99% of our students go to four year colleges or universities, many with scholarships for academics, athletics or fine arts. The senior class of 2012 was awarded more than $4 million in scholarships and awards. Access a list of college acceptances in the Celebrating the Class of 2012 document that showcases the many accomplishments of our most recent graduating class.
Q: Do you offer extended care to students?
A: We offer an Extended Day Program for our students in junior kindergarten through grade 8. All program services and care end promptly at 6 p.m. Access details and fees for the Extended Day program.
Q: Do you have summer programs?
A: Each year, Charlotte Christian hosts more than 70 summer camps for students of all ages. Camps include enrichment activities, athletics, academics and fine arts. Please visit Summer Camps to view the extensive list of camps offered this year.
Q: Do you admit students in mid-year?
A: Charlotte Christian School has a “rolling admissions” process, meaning we accept applications throughout the year, where class availability exists. It is difficult, however, for upper school students on a block schedule to move to our A/B class format in mid-year. Each situation is carefully and prayerfully evaluated by both admissions and principals.
Q: Will my child/my family feel welcomed?
A: Charlotte Christian School has two excellent parent led groups, PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) and N.E.W. (Newcomers Embraced & Welcomed), which host several events throughout the year to assist new families and students in assimilating into community life at our school. Both parents and students have buddies to guide them through the ‘firsts’ of school activities.
Q: What opportunities, beyond the classroom, does Charlotte Christian offer for students?
A: In addition to athletics and fine arts opportunities, we offer a number of additional opportunities for lower, middle and upper school students.
Access Lower School Activities and Clubs
Access Middle School Activities and Clubs
Access Upper School Activities and Clubs