About the Upper School

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The Upper School student body is a comfortable mix of high school-level students who have been at Charlotte Country Day since kindergarten (called "lifers") and those who have joined the school since then. Students from various nations represent a growing international population drawn to this independent preparatory school by the educational opportunity, the emphasis on international studies, and the availability of English as a Second Language.

Academic, personal, and college guidance are the hallmarks of the Upper School experience. An academic advisor works with each student throughout the four years and is typically a good friend, role model, and counselor as well. College guidance counselors carefully chart the course that culminates in a most appropriate choice and college acceptance for each senior. School spirit reveals itself in various activities. 

Whether in the arts, athletics, community service, student government or a club, every student can find a rewarding niche in the Upper School.

While the Upper School years are academically challenging and personally rewarding, our graduates agree that CCDS has been worth their effort because they find themselves well prepared for college.