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Old 03-29-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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Before I notice, my first kid is ready to good to K. We live in a community closing to RainTree and Stone Crest Shopping Center. Debating about going to public school or private school. I did not find much comment on Charlotte Latin School. How is that rated? I know the Mcpine elementary we are supposed to go does not rate good.

Any opinions are appreciated.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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When I moved here I was told that Charlotte Latin is probably the best school in North Carolina
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC area
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There are several private schools in Charlotte
The more well know happen to be:

Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road 28277-8695
Dr. Edward J. Fox, Jr. - Headmaster
704/846-1100
Grades Taught: PK-12
Number of Students: 1,320 Number of Teachers: 170
Affiliation: Independent
www.charlottelatin.org

Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Road 28226
Ms. Margaret E. Gragg - Head of School
704/943-4500
Grades Taught: JK-12
Middle School Campus (5-8)
5936 Green Rea Road 28226
704/943-4800
Number of Students: 1,594 Number of Teachers:194
Affiliation: Independent
www.charlottecountryday.org

Providence Day School
5800 Sardis Road 28270
Mr. Eugene A. Bratek - Headmaster
704/887-7041
Grades Taught: TK-12
Number of Students: 1,370 Number of Teachers: 175
Affiliation: Independent
www.providenceday.org
Nationally recognized for superior academic achievements, Providence Day School is one of the top ten independent day schools in the country in categories ranging from the academics, athletics, arts, and after school enrichment programs. The faculty at Providence Day School are routinely recognized locally and nationally for their leadership and unique stellar accomplishments. Over 50% of Providence Day graduates receive merit scholarships to some to the best universities in the world. Providence Day School strives to raise the bar while simultaneously utilize innovative resources to help the students achieve academic and personal success. Providence Day School was featured in Working Mother magazine and Child magazine for having one of the 10 best after school programs in the United States. Providence Day is more than a campus of classrooms, it is a community of students, their parents, educators, and administrators all searching for better ways to prepare for a successful future. Founded in 1970 in southeast Charlotte, Providence Day provides for grades TK 12 one of the most comprehensive college preparatory learning environments. Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Before I notice, my first kid is ready to good to K. We live in a community closing to RainTree and Stone Crest Shopping Center. Debating about going to public school or private school. I did not find much comment on Charlotte Latin School. How is that rated? I know the Mcpine elementary we are supposed to go does not rate good.

Any opinions are appreciated.
Not sure why you think McAlpine does not rate well. Info I have read says 93% of their students perform at or above grade level.

Charlotte Latin has an excellent reputation. Maybe you should attend an open house at both schools to see what the differences may be.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:07 AM
 
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I believe the school highly values grammar and spelling. Little humour there...

Where/what is 'Mcpine'? And why do you say it is rated poorly?
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I believe the school highly values grammar and spelling. Little humour there...

Where/what is 'Mcpine'? And why do you say it is rated poorly?
Hi Muse

McAlpine is in south Charlotte near Pineville off of Hwy 51.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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When I moved here I was told that Charlotte Latin is probably the best school in North Carolina
Latin is probably the best school in CLT. Science and Math is the best school in NC.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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We LOVE McAlpine - not as overcrowded as others, great test scores, happy teachers, active PTA. I'm not sure what's not to like there or why you would find it rating poorly. It doesn't have the reputation that Providence Springs or Elizabeth Lane have, but that doesn't affect my child's education or her educational experience.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte Latin

Tuition, Fees,
and Independent School Funding (2006-07)
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: $12,750
Grades 1 - 5 $14,850
Grades 6 - 12 $16,000
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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My neighbor has 3 kids at Latin--and we live in the best public school area in South Charlotte. Go figure! But he's got his kids in there because they are a bunch of rowdy boys and the public school didn't want to deal with them and essentially asked him to take the kids out. And Latin's strict program was just what the boys needed.

The Scotman's tuition prices are correct. It's one of the the priciest (but best) schools in NC.
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