Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226Contact School E-mail the School Visit School's Website
Founded in 1941, Charlotte Country Day School is the oldest and largest independent college preparatory day school in the Charlotte area. With superior, highly professional teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to “living our mission,” we offer students in junior kindergarten through grade 12 hands-on experiences and individualized attention in a diverse and nurturing environment.
Our Mission: CCDS is a mission-driven school committed to developing fully the potential of every student by fostering intellectual curiosity, principled character, ethical leadership, and a responsibility to serve.
Rigorous Curriculum: Students are challenged academically at every grade level by innovative and caring teachers. We offer the International Baccalaureate diploma program and more than 20 Advanced Placement courses. Our graduates annually receive in excess of $4 million in scholarship offers.
Global Connections: Foreign language and cultural instruction begins in junior kindergarten. Students are offered numerous opportunities for foreign travel and language immersion beginning in sixth grade. CCDS also offers international students the opportunity to learn the language skills necessary to succeed both academically and socially through the English as Second Language (ESL).
Two Campuses: Our Middle School students thrive on a separate, close-knit campus dedicated specifically to nurturing the hearts and minds of adolescents.
Creative Expression: Students at every grade level have opportunities for fine and performing arts instruction and extracurricular activities, including visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, drama, and dance.
Full-Participation Athletics: The athletics program supports 66 teams, and 90 percent of our students participate in some form of organized athletics on the Middle School, junior varsity, or varsity levels.
Guidance: A strong advisory program begins in Middle School, and three dedicated college guidance counselors assist Upper School students in their college selections.
Community Outreach: Service to others is an integral part of the Charlotte Country Day School experience.
We invite you to visit Charlotte Country Day School and discover how our programs and teachers will bring out the very best in your child.
|Academic Orientation||College Preparatory, IB Diploma|
|Grade Range||Day — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Coed|
|Full Address||1440 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226|
|Other Locations||5936 Green Rea Rd, Charlotte 28226|
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Day Tuition||$15,005-21,575; estimated extras $500|
|Need-Based Scholarships Awarded||148|
|Value of Need-Based Scholarships||$1,634,372|
Academics & Athletics
|Supplemental Instruction||ESL, Tutoring|
|1:1 Laptop Program in Grades||9-12|
|International Baccalaureate Programs||Diploma|
|Advanced Placement Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, German, Latin, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History|
|Summer Session||Academic Enrichment Recreational. Tuition Day $100-610. 1-6 weeks|
|Accredited By||CLS, SACS|
|Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' Sports||Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track|
|Interscholastic Boys' Sports||Baseball, Football, Wrestling|
|Interscholastic Girls' Sports||Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Softball, Volleyball|
|Graduate Reference Year||2012|
|Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School||116|
|Most Common Graduate Destinations||UNC-Chapel Hill 14, U of SC 9, U of GA 7, Col of Charleston 4, NC St 4, Duke 3|
|Average Math SAT||634|
|Average Critical Reading SAT||606|
|Average Writing SAT||625|
|Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT||570-710|
|Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT||550-660|
|Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT||570-670|
|ACT Mid-50 Percentile||24-31|
|Percentage of Applicants Accepted||65|
|Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)||66|
|Tests Used for Admission||CEEB, CTP 4, IQ, ISEE|
|Administrator||Mark E. Reed|
|Administrator's Title||Head of School|
|In Office Since||2009|
|Administrator's Credentials||BA, Univ of Houston, MAT, Columbia Univ|
|Director(s) of Admissions||Nancy R. Ehringhaus, Director of Admissions|
Enrollment & Faculty
|Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)||1,134|
|Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)||492|
|Student Body Ethnicity||White 86%, Latino 1%, African-American 7%, Asian 2%, Other 4%|
|Percentage of International Students||9|
|Average Class Size||15|
|Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)||43|
|Male Teaching Faculty||56|
|Female Teaching Faculty||160|
|Faculty Ethnicity||White 89%, Latino 1%, African-American 8%, Asian 1%, Other 1%|
Campus & Endowment
|Buildings on Campus||25|