Charter Day School Celebrates Earth Day!

Kameron Cary, a fifth-grade student at Charter Day School, shows off a reusable bag she handmade from a t-shirt. The project was part of wider Earth Day celebrations designed to teach students environmental protection and sustainability. Middle School students rotated through a series of stations on coral reefs while kindergarten students met with representatives of the police and fire departments. Students also crafted solar ovens, wrote nature themed poems, and played recycling games.

Laurie Benton, Headmaster of Charter Day School, commented, “Earth Day is a great way to get students interested in our world. From kindergarten to middle school, we pair our proven classical curriculum with exciting lesson plans – inspiring students to protect and preserve their environment.”

Set amidst 80 acres in Leland, NC, the Charter Day School (CDS) is in its 18th year as a high-performing program of classical education for kindergarten through 8th grade.  With parents in North Carolina having the freedom to choose – tuition free – where their children are educated, CDS is a charter school that draws over 900 students from across Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

Located at 7055 Bacons Way NE, Leland, NC 28451, Charter Day School is one of four charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. The other schools include Douglass Academy in Wilmington, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport. Charter Day School is a tuition-free, charter school that welcomes all students, regardless of income, ability, or address.  To learn more or enroll online, please visit

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