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About This School

Charlotte Preparatory School is a private middle school in Charlotte. 324 students attend Charlotte Preparatory School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. The student to teacher ratio at Charlotte Preparatory School is 8:1. Providence Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 78%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7%
Multiracial 5%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    The school is too small that I don't feel that my child has a lot of choices in the area of friendships with their peers. Because of the size there aren't many resources or opportunities for the kids. The school doesn't use creative ways to teach and the method of how they teach is more by memory. The tuition isn't worth it and my child ERB scores weren't what we expected it to be in light of what we were paying.

  • (1 year ago)

    I send my child here for the Montessori program! For the expensive tuition you pay there are way too many kids for the class! The thing that I like the best about this school are other parents! They do have great families here! Not so impressed with school itself. I am not sure if it is worth the tuition! Also the school constantly pressure you for money which gets really stressful unless you are mega rich!

  • (1 year ago)

    Charlotte Prep is an amazing environment! It's small class sizes challenging academics and electives caring staff and supportive parents provide students with a top educational experience. Our teachers are progressive thinkers and cater to the needs of the individual student challenging them to apply classroom knowledge to solving everyday problems. Music Sports Art and performance opportunities are abundant and parents are extremely supportive and involved in campus activities. I am proud to be a member of the Charlotte Prep family and love the opportunity to teach such talented energetic students!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is our first year at Prep. My son got into the other big 3 and it was absolutely the right decision to send him to Prep. I love the small school feel and after 2 days the headmaster and all the teachers in the school knew his name and everything about him. The academics are amazing and the class size (he has 15) is small and my child gets so much attention. I love the k-8 model and how the little ones bond with the big kids. All the older kids know his name. It's such a caring environment. My child is gifted and I finally found a school where he can go as far as he wants academically.

  • (2 years ago)

    Charlotte Prep is my favorite school I have ever attended. My teachers care about everything that I do my friends support me all through sports and academics and I look forward to school every day. To me Charlotte Prep has changed my life and as an 8th grader i will be devastated to leave!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a former student a CPS and litteraly start to cry every time I think about my former life at that school.... and when I was there I didnt relize what I had but I think im going to transfer back next year YAY i love cps it is the best school on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Love love LOVE Charlotte Prep! Both of my kids could not wait for school to start this year. What more can a parent ask for? Curriculum is challenging but interactive and always fun. My kids are happy so I am happy.

  • (3 years ago)

    LOVE CPS! Nurturing small academically challenging environment. Teachers are AMAZING! They support our kids with the same values we teach at home attend the students' b-ball tennis and soccer games and make the kids feel loved and build confidence. Have 2 kids..now in MS and elementary... the MS is the best in town...kids not in a rush to grow up during this awkward stage. Due to the economy we had to try a different school for 2 years and my kids' love of learning subsided and their confidence diminished. Couldn't wait to get back to CPS. Love PREP!

  • (3 years ago)

    We love this school! We moved to town just before school started and I was nervous about how our kids would integrate into a new environment. All 3 of them love their teachers and have found nice friends. What a relief! The school really goes out of their way to make new families feel at home. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommend for people new to town.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with the environment academics and teachers at the school. In addition I'm a big believer in the importance of smaller class sizes which is one of the reasons we chose it. Yes they push the children - I know of a few families who have tutors to help their children keep up - but I believe it pays off in the long run.

  • (4 years ago)

    We transferred our kids to Prep from one of the 'big 3' private schools and are very very happy. There are smaller classes the work is more challenging and we like the down-to-earth environment. Sure it doesn't have the amenities that some of the larger schools do but the kids don't use those until high school anyway. We love it and are grateful we found it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent that have had 3 children attend Charlotte Prep from preschool through 8th grade. My eldest will graduate high school this year. His/Her graduating class at CPS had under 20 students 4 or 5 of them are national merit semifinalists (to qualify you need a 217 PSAT score; equivalent to a 2170 on the SAT). Almost all of the other students he/she graduated with are extremely high achieving. For instance another classmate received a partial academic scholarship from Furman. The previous year's graduating class also had 20% merit semifinalists. I am not aware of another school in Charlotte that can make that claim certainly not 2 years running.

  • (4 years ago)

    We feel extremely lucky to have found CPS. We've been there 5 years and now in Middle School and I m still so grateful that I can send them to school and not worry about gangs and drugs. They re safe in a community where all the teachers know them know their friends really care about the kids and help them. I m so grateful they can participate in the plays and on the sports teams and that their imagination is inspired by creative projects and out-of-the-box thinking. Their intelligence is recognized and rewarded and intellect is valued as much as sports prowess. I m so grateful to be where the teachers and the parents are equally as focused to promote a higher standard in both learning and character. My kids love to go to school and I love to send them knowing they re safe motivated inspired and encouraged to be better people.

  • (4 years ago)

    Charlotte Prep has been a wonderful school for my kids. They are thriving! The curriculum is challenging but fun. My third grader could not wait to come to school last week and dissect his owl pellet in science. He loved reconstructing the rodent skeleton and comparing it to the human skelton. We have been here three years and love the school. It saddens me to read negative reviews. It sounds like sour grapes to me. The school recieved two science grants this year and my kids have taken nature walks identified numerous caterpillars and butterflies studied pond water under a mircoscope etc... The school's library and computer lab was renovated last summer. Charlotte Prep is not perfect but I'm happy and my kids are doing very well.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with many reviews here that the management of the school is greatly lacking. We left the school b/c we were so disappointed in the management curriculum and lack of forward thinking technology. The classroom work was not engaging for students but if you visit the school they give a great overview of all the creative and fun ways they use Boyce Park to teach. (NEVER) The school also needs to get rid of the trailers get a library and change management!

  • (4 years ago)

    In addition to the high level of quality and professionalism the employees have a genuine interest in the development of each individual child.

  • (4 years ago)

    Charlotte Preparatory School provides an exceptional model for 'Great Schools' - the educational experience is founded on academic excellence character development and leadership in a culturally diverse community. From teachers to administrators 'everyone' knows our children and actively play an important role in each child's development. But the most extraordinary aspect is Charlotte Prep's culture of mutual respect from day one the school fosters the 4 pillars of leadership Respect (treat others exactly how you want to be treated) Integrity (honesty high values and standards) Perseverance and Courage (building inner strength to face life's challenges).

  • (4 years ago)

    I must address the prior review. All small independent schools do not experience the changes that CPS. CPS struggled with turnover and inability to retain students and faculty even when the economy was at it strongest. The problem lies within management decision by the owner of this for profit school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am actually a student here ben ther since pre-k schools fine for the most part but a bit cliqe-y and the teachers can be a bit iffy. if your new to the school i suggest talking to everyone and find at least one friend that you can trust...you are going to need them...

  • (4 years ago)

    I continue to be pleased with CPS. My kids have been extremely happy and successful academically there. Like any small school it experiences changes especially in this economic environment but this year's school year seems to be off to a fantastic start. My kids love school and I have no problems there.

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