Charlotte Country Day School

1440 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226

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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.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, IB Diploma
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1440 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
Other Locations5936 Green Rea Rd, Charlotte 28226
Year Established1941
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$15,005-21,575; estimated extras $500
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded148
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,634,372

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionESL, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades9-12
International Baccalaureate ProgramsDiploma
Advanced Placement CoursesArt 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 SessionAcademic Enrichment Recreational. Tuition Day $100-610. 1-6 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, SACS
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsCheerleading, Field Hockey, Softball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School116
Most Common Graduate DestinationsUNC-Chapel Hill 14, U of SC 9, U of GA 7, Col of Charleston 4, NC St 4, Duke 3
Average Math SAT634
Average Critical Reading SAT606
Average Writing SAT625
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT570-710
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT550-660
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT570-670
Average ACT27
ACT Mid-50 Percentile24-31


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$90
New Students202
Percentage of Applicants Accepted65
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)66
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, CTP 4, IQ, ISEE


AdministratorMark E. Reed
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2009
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Univ of Houston, MAT, Columbia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsNancy R. Ehringhaus, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment1,626
Day Students1,626
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)1,134
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)492
Student Body EthnicityWhite 86%, Latino 1%, African-American 7%, Asian 2%, Other 4%
Percentage of International Students9
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio12:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty216
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)43
Male Teaching Faculty56
Female Teaching Faculty160
Faculty EthnicityWhite 89%, Latino 1%, African-American 8%, Asian 1%, Other 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage118
Buildings on Campus25
Facilities Value$60,000,000
Endowment Value$18,615,000
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