13 biggest private schools in Charlotte, ranked by the cost of tuition

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Note: This story was updated August 17, 2017.

Charlotte has a huge private school community, more so than anywhere else in the state.

By the numbers:

  • About 18,500 students in Mecklenburg County go to one of 88 private schools here, according to state data.
  • That compares with roughly 145,000 students in the public school district, but this area’s private schools have a a significantly higher market share than other urban counties like Wake and Guilford.
  • The number has stayed pretty steady since 2007, but is up about 9 percent overall in the past decade.

This list includes schools with at least 500 students. Enrollment numbers come from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

This page is constantly updated, so all information is fresh. (Have an update? Let us know or email us hi@charlotteagenda.com)


In order from most expensive to least expensive, based on kindergarten tuition:

1) Charlotte Latin School

charlotte latin

Photo by Charlotte Latin via Facebook

Address: 9502 Providence Road
Grades: Transitional kindergarten – 12
Number of students: 1,425
Number of staff: 292 (198 teachers, 94 non-teaching employees)
Tuition: $17,850 (Transitional K and Kindergarten) to $23,350 (Grades 9-12)
Application process


2) Providence Day School

providence day school

Photo by Providence Day School via Facebook

Address: 5800 Sardis Road
Grades: Transitional kindergarten – 12
Number of students: 1,568
Number of staff: 283
Tuition: $17,400 (Transitional K) to $24,690 (Grades 6-12)
Application process


3) Charlotte Country Day School

country-day

Photo by Charlotte Country Day via Facebook

Address: 1440 Carmel Road
Grades: PreK-12
Number of students: 1,593
Number of staff: 325
Tuition: $16,520 (Junior K) to $22,995 (Grades 9-12)
Admissions process


4) Charlotte Christian School

charlotte-christian

Photo by Charlotte Christian via Facebook

Address: 7301 Sardis Road
Grades: PreK – 12
Number of students: 1,015
Number of staff: 97
Tuition: $14,200 (Junior K) to $19,955 (Grades 9-12)
Admissions process


5) Charlotte Catholic High School

Charlotte-Catholic

Photo by Charlotte Catholic via Facebook

Address: 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road
Grades: 9-12
Number of students: 1,330
Number of staff: 107
Tuition: $10,645 for Catholics to $15,205 for non-Catholics
Admissions process


6) Carmel Christian School

carmel-christian

Photo by Carmel Christian via Facebook

Address: 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road
Grades: K-12
Number of students: 782
Number of staff: 111
Tuition: $8,930 (kindergarten) to $12,160 (grades 9-12) per year.
Admissions process


7) SouthLake Christian Academy

southlake-christian

Photo by Southlake Christian via Facebook

Address: 13820 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville
Grades: K-12
Number of students: 749
Number of staff: 68
Tuition: $8,795 (Junior K) to $12,525 (Grades 9-12)
Admissions process


8) Covenant Day School

covenant-day

Photo by Covenant Day via Facebook

Address: 800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews
Grades: Transitional kindergarten – 12
Number of students: 813
Number of staff: 73
Tuition: $8,000 (Transitional K) to $15,500 (Grades 9-12)
Admissions process


9) Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School

Holy-Trinity

Photo by Holy Trinity via Facebook

Address: 3100 Park Road
Grades: 6-8
Number of students: 892
Number of staff: 66
Tuition: $7,279 (for Catholics) to $11,362 (non-Catholics)
Admissions process


10) Saint Mark Catholic School

Saint-Mark

Photo by St. Mark via Facebook

Address: 14750 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville
Grades: K-8
Number of students: 743
Number of staff: 70
Tuition: $6,569 (kindergarten) to $7,279 (6-8) for Catholics; $10,620 (kindergarten) to $11,362 (6-8) for non-Catholics
Admissions process


11) Saint Matthew Catholic School

saint-matthew

Photo by St. Matthew via Facebook

Address: 11525 Elm Lane
Grades: Transitional kindergarten – 5
Number of students: 595
Number of staff: 71
Tuition: $6,569 for Catholics, $10,620 for non-Catholics
Admissions process


12) Saint Gabriel Catholic School

Photo by Saint Gabriel via Facebook

Address: 3028 Providence Road
Grades: PreK-12
Number of students: 577
Number of staff: 40
Tuition: $6,569 (kindergarten) to $7,279 (9-12) for Catholics; $10,620 (kindergarten) to $11,362 (9-12) for non-Catholics
Admissions process


13) Hickory Grove Baptist Christian School

Hickory-Grove-Christian

Photo by Hickory Grove via Facebook

Address: 6050 Hickory Grove Road
Grades: Transitional kindergarten – 12
Number of students: 933
Number of staff: 96
Tuition: $6,300 (Transitional K) to $8,100 (Grades 9-12) for Non-Members /
$5,350 (Transitional K) to $7,000 (Grades 9-12) for Members
Admissions process

(Photo credits: Photos were taken from the schools’ websites or Facebook pages)

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