About Our School

  • Grades: K-8
  • School Leadership: Head of School Tom Franz
    Board of Trustees Chair Casey Rogers
  • Location: First Ward Garden District, Uptown Charlotte, NC
  • Founded: 2000
  • Operating Budget: $8.1 million
  • Tuition (’18-19): $17,235 (K-5), $18,885 (6-8)
  • Tuition Assistance: 27% of students
  • Tuition Assistance Awards: $1.8 million
  • Accreditation: SACS/Southern Association of Independent Schools & Colleges
     

About Our Program

  • Average Class Size: 22:2 (K-2), 24:2 (3-5), 18:1 (6-8)
  • Progressive, hands-on workshop approach to curriculum including Reader’s Workshop, Writer’s Workshop, Investigations Math, Illustrative Math, StoryPath, etc.
  • Technology integration with Chromebooks, iPads and MacBooks
    • 1:1 Chromebooks for all MS Students (Gr. 6-8)
  • Collaborative & Process-focused Differentiated Learning
  • K-8 Service Learning Curriculum & Partnerships
  • K-8 Garden Curriculum
  • Faith Studies including Bible lessons, study of world religions, etc.
  • Weekly enrichment classes including Healthful Living (PE & Wellness), Visual Arts, Spanish and Music
  • K-8 Performing Arts Program

Our Community

  • Enrollment: 444
  • Faculty/Staff: 52 Faculty, 25 Administrative, Extended Day & Support Staff
  • Gender of Students: 46% Boys, 54% Girls
  • Ethnic/Racial Identification:
    • 11% African American
    • 1% Asian
    • 71% Caucasian
    • 10% Hispanic
    • 7% Multicultural
       
  • Religious Affiliation:
    • 4% Baptist
    • 11% Catholic
    • 14% Other Christian
    • 17% Episcopalian
    • 2% Lutheran
    • 10% Methodist
    • 2% Non-denominational
    • 15% Presbyterian
    • 2% Protestant
    • 22% Not reported
    • 1% All other 

About Student Life

  • Tribes of Trinity (Gr. 3-5) & Koinonia (Gr. 6-8) Community Life Groups
  • Greet the Week, Monday Morning Community Gathering
  • Weekly Grade-level Chapels
  • Weekly Community Chapel Friday Mornings
  • National Geography & Spelling Bees
  • Middle School Athletics:
    • Fall – Girls’ Volleyball, Cross Country, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Tennis
    • Winter – Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball
    • Spring – Boys’ Tennis, Track & Field, Girls’ Soccer, Golf
  • Student Clubs & Groups:
    • Chess Club
    • Girls on the Run & Let Me Run
    • MathCats
    • Odyssey of the Mind
    • Science Olympiad
    • Lower School Affinity Groups (Young Children of Color)
    • Middle School Affinity Groups
    • Yearbook Club