Our School Day
Learning at CPSC is active and hands-on, with academics and the arts interwoven in an authentic, real-world way. North Carolina’s standard statewide curriculum—the Common Core State and NC Essential Standards—is richly expanded by our talented faculty and members of our school community.
School isn't just about academics. We also build a school culture that emphasizes inclusion, respect and empathy. We educate and nurture the whole child.
Our teachers use Responsive Classroom techniques to build community within the classroom and make sure each student feels valued.
We also teach and practice peaceful ways to resolve conflicts. Students learn strategies to control themselves and stand up for others.
Our school day is 8:30 am to 3:16 pm. Carline dropoff starts at 8:10 am. Students arriving before that time MUST be escorted into the building by an adult, and signed in!
All School Recess
The entire elementary school goes out for recess together in the middle of the day. It's more than just play — it's a hands-on lab where children learn how to get along with others. Be sure your child is dressed for the weather and prepared for mud!