Updated by Katie Moosbrugger

This directory is sponsored by Greensboro Day School, which educates children age 2 – grade 12 on a 65-acre campus. Evidence-based practices and cognitive research guide the GDS educational philosophy. Their vibrant learning community integrates the best of both progressive and traditional methodologies. GDS develops lifelong learners and inspires students to be their best intellectual, ethical and interpersonal selves.

If you are considering an independent school for your child, there are many factors to consider. Are the academics top-notch? Are the classes a good size? What are the experiences of the teachers? Is the school small enough? Big enough? Does it offer religious education? Is the athletic program strong? And the questions can go on and on and on.

Fortunately there are numerous great independent schools within the Triad. In an attempt to help find a good match for your family, we compiled a list of schools recommended by our readers. We can update this list at any time, so if there is a school we did not include, or if the statistics below have changed, email me at Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com!

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Greensboro, Burlington & Surrounding Areas
High Point, Kernersville & Surrounding Areas
Winston-Salem & Surrounding Areas

B’nai Shalom Day School

Address: 804-A Winview Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410
Website: bnai-shalom.org
Contact: Nikki Goldstein, Director of Admissions; ngoldstein@bnai-shalom.org
Orientation: Jewish but open to all
Type: Preschool/Elementary/Secondary (Co-Ed)
Grades: Preschool starting at 8 weeks through 8th grade
Kindergarten: Full day (5 days per week)
Students: 152

Bradford Academy

Address: 939 S. Third Street, Mebane, NC  27302
Websitebradfordacademy.org
Contact: Amy Fairchild, parent ambassador; email: afairchild@bradfordacademy.org; phone: (919) 563-9001
Type of school: Classical, Christian
Grades offered: Transitional Kindergarten – 12th grade, Afterschool care available
Transitional Kindergarten: (4 yrs by Aug. 31st) – half day, 3-day and 5-day option
Kindergarten: Offers both half and full day program, 5 days a week
Number of students: approx. 220
Number of full time equiv. teachers: 21
Student/teacher ratio:  12:1

Burlington Christian Academy

Address: 621 E. Sixth Street, Burlington, NC  27215
Website: bcaroyals.com
Type of School: Private Christian School
Grades Offered: PreK (3 yr. olds) – 12th grade; Pre-School full-time and part-time options
Kindergarten: full day (5 days per week)
Number of Students: Approximately 667 students; Kindergarten  (16-20 in class w/ teacher & assistant); 1st grade  (16-21 in class w/ teacher & assistant); 2nd grade- HS  (16-21 in class)   (2nd grade has a shared assistant)
Number of full time equiv. teachers:  60
Student teacher ratio: PreK (15-18 in class w/ teacher & assistant)

Caldwell Academy

Address: 2900 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
Website: caldwellacademy.com
Contact: April Hedman (april.hedman@caldwellacademy.org) 336-665-1161
Orientation: Christian
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Preschool to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 550
Full-time Faculty Members: 51
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1

Canterbury School

Address: 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro, NC 27455
Website: canterburygso.org
Contact: Caroline Walker, Director of Admissions; email: walkerca@canterburygso.org; phone: 336-288-2007
Orientation: Episcopal
Type: Early Childhood/Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: 3s to 8th grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 325
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 60
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Faith Christian Academy

Address: 512 Kivett Dairy Road, McLeansville, NC 27301-9400
Website: FaithCA.com
Contact: Alyssa Saunders, Assistant Principal; email: Alyssa@faithca.com
Orientation: Christian
Type: Preschool/Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Birth to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 100
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Greensboro Day School

Address: 5401 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455
Website: greensboroday.org
Contact: Randy Doss, Director of Admission and Enrollment; email: randydoss@greensboroday.org; phone: 336.288.8590
Orientation: Nonsectarian
Type: Preschool/Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: 2 years old to 12th grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 783
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 135
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Greensboro Montessori School

Address: 2856 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro
Website: www.gms.org
Phone: (336) 668.0119
Contact: Rhea Egbert
Email: Rhea.Egbert@gms.org
Ages: 18 months old – 9th grade
Orientation: 
Nonsectarian
Type: Preschool, Elementary, Junior High
Hours: Half-day, academic-day, and full-day options available
Days per Week: 3- or 5-day options for toddlers; all others 5 days per week
Year Round: options available
Number of Students: 235
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6 for Toddlers classrooms, all others 1:12

New Garden Friends School

Address: 1128 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
Website: ngfs.org
Orientation: Quaker, but open to all
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Preschool, Pre-K to 12th Grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 285
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 45
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Noble Academy

Address: 3310 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
Website: nobleknights.org
Orientation: Nonsectarian
Type: ADHD and Learning Differences
Grades: 2 to 12
Students: 150
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School

Address: 201 S. Chapman Street, Greensboro, NC 27403  336-275-1522
Websiteolgsch.org
Contact: Paola Scilinguo-Mendoza, Director of Admissions and Marketing; email: pscilinguo@olgsch.org
Orientation: Catholic Parish School
Type: PreK, Elementary & Middle School
Grades: 3 & 4 year old PreK through 8th grade; Special Education Programs programs available
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 240
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 22, 4 part time, 7 assistants (Pre-K to 5)
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1 for PreK-3 & 4 / 12:1 for K-8

Providence: A Christian Montessori Community

Address:2307 Eric Lane, Burlington 27215 (As of March 2021)
Website: ProvidenceCMC.com
Contact: Denise Marti; email: denise@providencecmc.com; phone: (336) 350-9181
Ages: 18 months – 18 years
Hours: Half-day, academic-day, and full-day options available
Days per Week: 5 days per week
Year Round: options available
Number of Students: 75
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6 for Toddlers classrooms, all others 1:12

Shining Light Academy

Address: 4530 W Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 27409
Website: slanc.org
Contact: Gayle Queen, email: gqueen@slanc.org
Orientation: Baptist
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Pre-K to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 144
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 16.3
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:6

St. Pius X Catholic School

Address: 2200 N. Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27408
Website: spxschool.com
Contact: Lisa Costello, Director of Admissions. lcostello@spxschool.com
Orientation: Roman Catholic / All faiths welcome
Type: Primary/Elementary/Middle – we are a Pre-K through 8th grade school
Grades: Pre-K through 8
Pre-K: We now offer full-time and part-time Pre-K, 5 days a week
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 440
Full-time Equiv. Teachers and Assistants: 29
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8

The Burlington School

Address: 1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, NC 27215
Websitetheburlingtonschool.org
Contact: J.B. Tanner, Director of Admissions; email: admissions@theburlingtonschool.org; phone: 336-228-0296
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Type of school: Independent Private School
Grades offered: Preschool 3, Preschool 4, K – 12
Kindergarten: Full Day, after school program optional
Number of students: 387
Number of full time equiv. teachers: 50
Average class size: Lower School (14), Middle School (19), Upper School (11)

Vandalia Christian School

Address: 3919 Pleasant Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406
Website: vandaliachristian.com
Contact: Jan James, Secretary to Administrator; email: janice.james@vcsvikings.net; phone: 336-379-8380, Ext. 10
Orientation: Baptist
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Pre-K to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 400
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 39.9
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17.9

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Address: 1725 NC 66 South, Kernersville, NC 27284
Websitewww.bmhs.us
Contact: Kim Knox, Director of Admissions, 336.564.1011
Type of school: College Prep Catholic School; all Faiths Welcome
Grades offered: 9th -12th grade
Number of students: 420
Faculty and Staff: 52
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8 teachers to 1 student

Hayworth Christian School

Address: 1696 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262
Websitewww.hayworth.info
Contact: Terry E. Moffitt, Ph.D., head of school; (336) 882-3126
Orientation: Christian
County: Guilford
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Pre-K to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 102
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1

High Point Christian Academy

Address: 800 Phillips Avenue, High Point, NC 27262
Website: hpcacougars.org
Contact: Jennifer Lambert, Advancement Director: jlambert@hpcacougars.org
Orientation: Baptist
County: Guilford
Type: Preschool, Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Preschool through 12th Grade
Kindergarten: Full-day (8:00-2:15) – 5 days/week
Students: 703
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 77.4
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

High Point Friends School

Address: 800A Quaker Lane, High Point, NC 27262
Website: hpfs.org
Contact: Pam Horn, Assistant Head of School as contact with email admissions@hpfs.org
Orientation: Quaker
County: Guilford
Type: Preschool, Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Preschool to 8th
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 200
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 17; Part-time Equiv. Teachers: 8
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School

Address: 4145 Johnson Street, High Point, NC 27265
Website: ihm-school.com
Contact: Principal RyanSchnaith-Ivan; 336-887-2613, rschnaith-ivan@ihm-school.com
Orientation: Roman Catholic/All faiths welcome
County: Guilford
Grades: Pre-K (4 yr old) to 8th grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 254
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 32
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

The Piedmont School

Address: 815 Old Mill Road. High Point, NC 27265
Website: thepiedmontschool.com
Contact: Kori Mackall, M.Ed, Director of Development & Communications; email: kmackall@thepiedmontschool.com
Orientation: Nonsectarian
County: Guilford
Type: ADHD and Learning Differences
Grades: K to 12th
Library/Media Center: YES
Students: 80
Full time teachers: 16
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1 core classes; 12:1 block classes

Triad Baptist Christian Academy

Address: 1175 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
Website:  tbcanow.org
Contact: Email: enrollment@tbcanow.org ; Phone: (336)996-7573 ext 112
Type of school: Classical, Christian
Grades offered: Preschool – 12th grade, Afterschool care available
Kindergarten: Offers full day program, 5 days a week
Number of students: 335
Number of full time equiv. teachers: 33

Tri-City Christian Academy

Address: 800 Clinard Farms Rd, High Point, NC 27265
Website: tricityschool.com
Contact: Joseline Hernandez; email: jhernandez@tcasda.org
Orientation: Seventh-Day Adventist
County: Guilford
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: K to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 188
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 14
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.5

Wesleyan Christian Academy

Address: 1917 N Centennial Street, High Point, NC
Websitewesed.org
Contactadmissions@wcatrojans.org / 336.884.3333
Orientation: Christian
County: Guilford
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: K-12
Kindergarten: Full Day; 5 days/week
Students: 984
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 128
Student/Teacher Ratio:  19-20/1

Westchester Country Day School

Address: 2045 N. Old Greensboro Rd, High Point, NC 27265
Website: westchestercds.org
Orientation: Nonsectarian
County: Davidson
Type: Elementary/ Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: PreK to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 407
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 58
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Calvary Day School

Address: 134 S. Peace Haven Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Websitecalvaryday.school
Orientation: Baptist/Christian
Type: Preschool/Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: 2 year-old Preschool through 12th grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 818
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 52
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:16

Forsyth Country Day School

Address: 5501 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023
Website: fcds.org, Facebook, Instagram
Type: independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory
Contact: Nathan Battle, Director of Admission, nathanbattle@fcds.org
Grades: Year-round preschool (ages 2-5), Grades K-12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 802
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 165
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Our Lady of Mercy School

Address: 1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Website: ourladyofmercyschool.org
Contact: Melodi Evans, Administrative Assistant; email: mevans@ourladyofmercyschool.org
Phone: 336.722.7204
Orientation:
Roman Catholic
Type: Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School (Co-Ed)
Grades: Pre-K 5 star licensed half-day/full-day program to 8th grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 188
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 12; 6 part time; 6 TAs
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Piedmont Forest School

Address: Main Office (180 Thacker Rd. Rural Hall, NC 27045). We hold sessions in wooded areas in parks and public or private land in Piedmont NC
Websitewww.piedmontforestschool.org
Contact: Sheri H. Grace, PhD; email; shgrace@piedmontforestschool.org; phone: 336.705.1763
Ages: 18 mos-11 yrs
Hours: Nature Preschool/Forest Kindergarten M-F 9:30-1:30  Nature Explorers M-F 2:30-5:30 ; Forest Day School (Ages 5-8) 8:30-12:30 or 2:30
Number of Students: 8-16
Student/ Teacher Ratio:  1:4/ 1:5

Redeemer School

Address: 1013 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Website: redeemerschool.org
Contact: Valerie Barclay, Associate Head of School; email: vbarclay@redeemerschool.org; phone: (336) 724-9460
Orientation: Christian
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Transitional Kindergarten, traditional Kindergarten, Grades 1 through 8
Kindergarten: Half-day – 5 days/week
Students: 200
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 12.6
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1 for TK with an assistant; 12:1 for K-5th grades (K-1st have part time assistants); 20:1 for 6-8 grades

Salem Academy

Address: 601 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: salemacademy.com
Orientation: College Preparatory day and boarding school for young women
Type: Secondary (All girls)
Grades: 9th  to 12th grades
Students: 75
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Salem Baptist Christian School

Address: 429 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: salemvikings.org
Contact: Valerie Reed, public relations director. Email: valeriereed@salemvikings.org; Phone: 336-725-6113 x 6075
Orientation: Baptist
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Pre-K to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 450
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 40
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Salem Montessori School

Address: 529 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Websitesalem-montessori.org
Orientation: Christian, but open to all (can delete christian)
Type: Montessori (Co-ed)
Grades: Infant/Parent Class, Classes for 16 months to Kindergarten (added up to 2nd grade)
Kindergarten: Half-day – 3 and 5 days/week (K-2 8:45 -2:30)
Students: 70 80
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 4.5
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:2 16 months to 2 years; 10:2 2-3 years; 20:2 3-6 years 16 months to 3 years is 6:1

St. John’s Lutheran Day School

Address: 2415 Silas Creek Pkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Websitestjohnsfalcons.org
Contactnkottlowski@stjohnsws.org
Orientation: Lutheran – Missouri Synod
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Preschool – 5th Grade
Kindergarten: Full day – 5 days/week
Students: 114
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 9
Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1

St. Leo Catholic School

Address: 333 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Websitestleocatholic.com
Contact: Ed Jones, Director of Marketing and Recruitment: ejones@stleocatholic.com; (336) 748-8252, ext. 250
Orientation: Roman Catholic/All are welcome
Type: Elementary, Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 206
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 17
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Summit School

Address: 2100 Reynolda Road. Winston-Salem NC 27106
Website: summitschool.com
Contact: Cindy Kluttz, Director of Advancement and Enrollment Management, admissions@summitmail.org, (336) 722-2777 x1032
Orientation: non-sectarian
Type: Elementary, Middle, Co-ed
Grades: 3-year-olds through grade 9
Kindergarten: 8:15 – 1:30, 5 days a week
Students: 560
Full-time Employees: 115
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Winston-Salem Christian School

Address: 3665 N Patterson Ave, Winston Salem, NC 27105
Website: www.wschristian.com
Contact
: Elizabeth Broughton, Director of Advancement and Admissions
Type of school
: Christian
Grades offered
: Preschool – 12th grade; Afterschool available
Transitional Kindergarten
: Yes
Kindergarten
: Full day, 5 days per week
Number of students:  320
Number of full time equiv. teachers: 40
Student/teacher ratio: 15 to 1

Winston-Salem Montessori School

Address: 6050 Holder Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
Website: wsmontessori.org
Contact: Paul Raymond, Director of Admissions; email: paulraymond@wsmontessori.org
Ages: 18 months – 9th grade
Hours: 7:30am – 6pm; ½ & full day programs, plus before/after school care
Days per Week: Monday-Friday
School Year: August-June
Summer Program: June – August (6 weeks)
Number of Students: 225
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6 (toddlers), 1:12

Woodland Baptist Christian School

Address: 1175 Bethania Rural Hall Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Website: wbcseagles.com
Orientation: Baptist
Type: Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)
Grades: Pre-K to 12
Kindergarten: Full-day – 5 days/week
Students: 219
Full-time Equiv. Teachers: 25.1
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8.7

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