A JK THROUGH 12 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, NC

1941

Fast Facts

FOUNDED

1941

GRADES SERVED

Junior Kindergarten–12

AVERAGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS

1,660 (including 211 students from 65 countries, approx. 13 percent of our student population)

REENROLLMENT

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

AVERAGE STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO

8:1 

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

BUS TRANSPORTATION
School Bus

Bus transportation services are offered to a variety of neighborhoods and bus stops throughout Charlotte:

  • Myers Park (Westminster Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Christ Church, Little Church)
  • Charlotte Country Club
  • Ballantyne (Stonecrest Shopping Center, Ballantyne Country Club)

Morning and afternoon shuttles between both campuses are also offered.

COURSES FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

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

COLLEGE COUNSELING

The Class of 2018 was offered $10.6 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 (Emory University), and an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

ATHLETICS

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).

ARTS

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.

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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 150 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.

2018–19 TUITION: $17,625–$24,030

Tuition Assistance: Financial aid awarded in 2017–18: $4.6 million (17% of student body)
Endowment: $57.5 million (as of 6/30/17)
Annual Giving: $2.25 million (as of 6/30/17)

DINING SERVICES

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

SCHOOL COLORS

Green & Gold

MASCOT

Buccaneer (Bucs)

MOTTO

Fortitudine Ac Pietate "With Courage and Reverence"

ACCREDITATION

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS & ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

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

MS student with faculty member

“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