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The beginning of your new journey at Prep may feel a little overwhelming, but rest assured our Admissions Office is ready to answer any of your questions. To point you in the right direction, please take time to navigate through this new family page. We also encourage you to visit My Prep for announcements and school resources.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Save the Date

Wednesday, August 1
Check your inbox for the Back-to-School Newsletter.

Monday, August 20-Tuesday, August 21
Lower School/Middle School Meet Your Teacher Days
30-Minute Child Care Available

Monday, August 20-Wednesday, August 22
Early School Phase-In

Tuesday, August 21
Lower School/Middle School Orientation

Thursday, August 23
First Day of School

Saturday, August 25
Back to Prep Bash

2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Click here to download the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

School Information

Orientations for families new to Montessori Early School, Lower School, and Middle School will be held in August, on dates to be announced.

Thursday, August 23 is the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year.

Students in Early School and grades K-3 will receive complimentary Prep Packs on the first day of school (there is no need to add a backpack to your back-to-school shopping list!).

Students in grades 4-8 must bring in their own backpacks (rolling or traditional).

You may drop your children off as early as 7:30 a.m. but for Early School and Lower School, you will need to walk them to their Extended Day locations at this time. Before-school care is complimentary for all families. If you are enrolled in our Extended Day Program, you must pick your children up by 6:00 p.m.
Carpool for all divisions will end at 3:45 p.m. If you are running late, please call the school to notify staff. Your children will be safe and walked to the Extended Care room for their age group. You can pick them up upon your arrival. You may incur an hourly charge for this if you are not enrolled in the Extended Day Program. For more details, read our Carpool Guide.
Early School
  • Drop-off by 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick up for Primary: 12:00 p.m.
  • Pick up for TK: 2:30 p.m.
  • Pick up for K: 3:10 p.m.
Lower School
  • Drop off by 8:15 a.m.
  • Pick up: 3:10 p.m.
Middle School
  • Drop off before 8:00 a.m.
  • Pick up: 3:30 p.m.

Students must wear attire that is neat and comfortable to provide all students with an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. For more information about our Dress Code and Code of Conduct, please read our division-specific student handbooks, which will be available prior to the start of the school year.

Charlotte Prep partners with Lands' End as our year-round school wear provider. Required wear items are noted by division below.
To order, visit Lands' End (Preferred School Number: 900044371).
Early School
  • Navy polo shirt or dress for Prep Pride Fridays and off-campus trips. If ordering from Lands' End: Short Sleeve Interlock Polo or Short Sleeve Performance Mesh Polo with School Shield Logo; Girls Short Sleeve Mesh Polo Dress with School Shield Logo
Lower School & Middle School
  • White polo shirt with logo for Prep Pride Fridays, chorus, and off-campus trips, If ordering from Lands' End: Short Sleeve Interlock Polo or Short Sleeve Performance Mesh Polo with School Shield Logo

Physical Education

  • Lower School: Any Charlotte Prep athletics t-shirt. If ordering from Lands' End: Short Sleeve Essential Tee or Long Sleeve Essential Tee with Prep Athletics Logo
  • Lower School: Any athletics shorts in navy, gray, white, or black. If ordering from Lands' End: Mesh Shorts
  • Middle School: PE uniforms will be available online in August.
Chorus and Fine Arts Performers
  • White shirt
  • Black dress pants or slacks with a black belt (no jeans, capris, leggings, or skinny pants), black socks, and shoes (no sneakers, sandals, open-toe shoes, boots, or high heels)
  • OR black skirt with black stockings and black shoes (no sneakers, sandals, open toe shoes, boots, or high heels)

Medical forms and policies for the 2018-2019 school year are located on our Health & Wellness page; please review all documents. If you have questions, please email Nurse Kelly Long.

Lunch is available for purchase in our Dining Hall. Prep is proud to partner with FLIK Independent School Dining for our food service. All students are automatically signed up for the option to purchase local and sustainable meal items created on campus.

Learn more information about FLIK, how to load funds into your child's account, and view daily menu options on our Dining Hall Service page on My Prep.

Students in grades 4-8 are required to bring in their own device. For details, please review our Bring Your Own Device guidelines and Agreement.

Check your email for the following communications:

  • Back-to-School email: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • School email newsletter: Each week from August 20, 2018, to June 3, 2019 (except Holiday Break and Spring Break)
  • Regular teacher communications and emails begin in August after the school year begins.
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