School addresses are mailing addresses, not necessarily location addresses. School staff data includes only full and part-time faculty and administration. School enrollment data is as reported by the school for the 2015-2016 school year and includes only grade 5K–12 students.
AS — Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International
CS — Accredited by the North Carolina Christian School Association
IS — Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools
MS — Accredited by the Middle States Commission of Elem/Secondary Schools
PS — Accredited thru the National Council for Private School Accreditation (Includes AMS; CSI; NIPSA; and SDA accredited schools)
SA — Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SS — Special school (short-term student population)
Christian: A prescribed course of educational studies that are centered around and based on beliefs of the Christian religion.
Common Core: A set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.
Core Knowledge Curriculum: Most curriculum standards provide general goals and objectives but offer teachers little guidance about the specific knowledge students should learn in each grade. In contrast, the Core Knowledge approach is to specify, in a clear grade-by-grade sequence, what students need to know.
F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience): offers child-focused, teacher-led lessons that are tailored to the children’s interests. If a teacher is giving a lesson on the solar system but the children are captivated by the rain outside, the teacher may change the lesson to focus on the weather.
Montessori: A method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.
Reggio: This approach had its beginnings in 1945 in the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Loris Malaguzzi, an innovator in education, developed an educational philosophy based on relationships between children, parents, and teachers. He emphasized both children and teachers as co-learners exploring and living together, using tools of listening, observing, and flexibility to create the learning space.
Response to Intervention (RTI) model: Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Ongoing student assessment.
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math