Classical Charter Schools of America is a private non-profit corporation that holds charters for four schools in North Carolina located in Leland, Whiteville, Southport, and Wilmington. 

In addition to a core curriculum of reading, math, history, and science, we feature a robust, curated classical curriculum with grammatical instruction beginning in Kindergarten, then adding cursive handwriting in first grade, and leveled literature studies from first through eighth.  Latin is taught to all students beginning in fourth grade.

We believe in freedom of choice for public education and serve all students regardless of income or academic ability. Our schools strive to increase the effectiveness of everyone – students, parents, teachers, and staff – by using modern technology and verified scientific educational research to their fullest extent. Learn more about our curriculum here.

We will also offer an online blended learning option for the 2021-2022 school year that will follow the same classical curriculum as our on-campus instruction.*  Blended learning will take place synchronously face-to-face online, with select days that students must attend on campus for state and national testing as well as to participate in various optional events on campus. Your student will be provided the hardware and software needed for blended learning, however families are required to provide sufficient internet access daily. 

Our family of schools consists of two of the top elementary schools in Brunswick county, the school with the highest academic growth in Columbus County, twenty-one-time National Champion cheer squad, eight-time State Champion archery program, and NC Department of Labor OSHA Awarded campuses for safety. More information about each specific location can be found below. 

Learn more about our outstanding schools and enroll your child today!

*With permission from the Department of Public Instruction, some charters may be permitted to provide “blended learning” for which there is no clear definition, but does involve a certain amount of mandatory on-campus attendance. We are applying for permission to provide blended learning which will have some mandatory on-campus attendance. There is no assurance that we will be granted this permission, in which case your child will be seated on campus. New laws have been proposed in the General Assembly, and they may alter the legal framework for charters and online learning. However, the passage of any such new laws is uncertain as to their final content and when they will take effect. We caution that online learning may not be feasible for all children in all homes, and we are assessing each child’s past achievements with online. Those children who have not demonstrated satisfactory achievement with online will be seated on campus to ensure that they learn to the fullest extent of their true potential. If online becomes allowed after school begins, only students who had attended on campus from the first day can be considered for transitioning to online.

Charter Day School, K-8 Leland, NC

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Scored 15.4 Percentage points higher than Brunswick county on End-of-Grade Tests

80 wooded acres, 12 minutes west of Wilmington off HWY74

Columbus Charter School, K-8 Whiteville, NC

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Scored 9.3 Percentage points higher than Columbus county and 10.8 Percentage points higher than Bladen county on End-of-Grade tests

150 acre campus, 10 minutes north of Whiteville off Old Lumberton Road

Douglass Academy, K-5 Wilmington, NC

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Averaged 9.14 Percentage points higher than neighboring schools on End-of-Grade tests

The historic Peabody building in the heart of downtown Wilmington

South Brunswick Charter, K-5 Southport, NC

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Scored 21.5 Percentage points higher than Brunswick county on End-of-Grade tests

45 acres, 1 mile south of H211, halfway between Shallotte and Southport