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Open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year runs January 1 -31, 2015.

Complete your child’s enrollment application here.

We welcome the opportunity to show you our school and invite you to arrange a tour by calling our office at 910.655.1214.

CDS School Features

  • Tuition-free, open enrollment public school.
  • Scenic, 66-acre campus in Brunswick County, just fifteen minutes from downtown Wilmington.
  • Outperformed district schools by 31.6% in End-of-Grade test scores in the most recently published NCDPI reports.
  • Consistently the county’s top scorer in state EOG tests.
  • Diverse student population, including 12% special needs students, 21.4% non-white students, and 37.6% low economically disadvantaged students.
  • Uses research-based, proven Direct Instruction teaching method.
  • Proven, rigorous Classical curriculum.
  • Offers Latin, Public Speaking, Debate, and Drama components.
  • Intensive new-hire training.
  • Continuous in-service monitoring to evaluate and optimize instruction.
  • Accelerated learning program reviews individual student performance data to promote qualifying students to advanced studies on a subject -by-subject basis.
  • Prioritizes the use positive reinforcement in teaching and classroom management.
  • Student uniforms and professional teacher dress requirements.
  • On-site educational before and after school care program.
  • Outstanding extracurricular activities:
    • Current, 5-time National Champion Cheer squad
    • Current, 5-time State Champion Archery team
    • Football, Basketball, Softball
  • Year-round schedule provides quarterly, three-week breaks for students.
  • Regular parent surveys conducted.
  • Annual, third-party financial audits conducted.

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