A jk through 12 independent school in Charlotte, NC

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Fast Facts



Grades Served

Junior Kindergarten–12

Average Number of Students

1,660 (including 206 students from 58 countries, approx. 12 percent of our student population)


95% (five-year average)

Where Current Families live

28 of Mecklenburg County's 30 ZIP codes, plus Union, Cabarrus, Iredell, Stanly, Gaston, and York counties

Exchange Students

16 from Chile, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine



School Hours

Junior Kindergarten: 8:00 am–1:15 pm
Kindergarten: 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Grades 1–2: 8:00 am–2:50 pm
Grades 3–4: 8:00 am–3:05 pm
Grades 5–8: 8:00 am–3:10 pm
Grades 9–12: 8:00 am–3:15 pm

Charlotte Country Day School Bus


Country Day offers school day shuttle bus service between its campuses and neighborhoods throughout the city.

Courses for College Credit

Advanced Placement courses offered: 22
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program courses offered: 26

College Counseling

The Class of 2016 was offered $8.6 million in total scholarship offers based on academic merit, athletic abilities, and special talents. Notable awards for recent graduates include Morehead-Cain Scholar (UNC-Chapel Hill), college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship (Northeastern University), Chancellor's Science Scholar (UNC-Chapel Hill), and National Merit Hispanic Recognition Program. Read our School Profile.


The school fields 72 sports teams, for grades 7–12, with an average of 90 percent of our students participating in some form of organized athletics on the Middle School, junior varsity, or varsity level. We are a North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) division 3A school, and we compete locally in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).


Country Day offers courses in visual arts, choral and instrumental music, dance, and drama. Students participate in more than 70 arts performances and events each year.

students playing chess

After School Program

Our multifaceted After School programs, offered to children in grades JK–8, complement a wide variety of student interests and family needs, helping parents and students manage their busy schedules.

Summer Program

Country Day offers more than 200 academic and enrichment programs during the summer, as well as sports camps for ages 4–18.

International Experiences

We offer travel/study opportunities through sister school exchange programs in eight countries. Our students also participate in a variety of international exchange and language immersion programs.

Tuition: $15,455–$22,415

Tuition Assistance: Financial aid awarded in 2016–17: $4.3 million (16% of student body)
Endowment: $48.4 million (as of 6/30/16)
Annual Fund Giving: $2.199 million (as of 6/30/16)


Hot lunch is served daily in three full-service dining halls.


Green & Gold


Buccaneer (Bucs)


Fortitudine Ac Pietate "With Courage and Reverence"


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools


National Association of Independent Schools
North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
The Cum Laude Society
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
The College Board
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
Tri-M Music Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society

“I love that there are no locks on lockers. I love the way students say ‘thank you.’ I love the way that we celebrate unique developmental times in students’ lives.”

Patti Daniel, Fifth Grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher

MS Student with Faculty

"I love our wonderful facilities and equipment, but it is the teachers who make the Charlotte Country Day experience uniquely special. They are dedicated, caring, observant, kind, enthusiastic, and professional. They are truly the best thing about our school."

Lisa Farnham, parent of two Country Day students

Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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