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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — Enrollment for the 2018-’19 academic year is open for all 19 Diocese of Charlotte schools: nine schools in the greater Charlotte area and 10 parish-based schools around the diocese.

Several schools also offer special learning programs to better meet the needs of diverse learners. In many instances, a parent can provide their child with a Catholic education from pre-kindergarten through high school.

All of the diocese’s Catholic schools are accredited through AdvancED-SAC-CASI (Southern Association of Schools-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement).

MECKLENBURG AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

The nine schools in MACS are: St. Ann School (PK, TK-5), St. Gabriel School (K-5), St. Matthew School (TK-5), St. Patrick School (K-5), Our Lady of the Assumption School (PK-8), St. Mark School (K-8), Holy Trinity Middle School (6-8), Charlotte Catholic High School and Christ the King High School.

Upcoming open houses for prospective families are:

- St. Ann School: 600 Hillside Ave.; Charlotte; 704-525-4938; www.stanncatholic.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31

- St. Gabriel School: 3028 Providence Road; Charlotte; 704-366-2409; www.stgabrielcatholicschool.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1

- St. Matthew School: 11525 Elm Lane; Charlotte; 704-544-2070; www.stmattwildcats.com; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan 30

- St. Patrick School: 1125 Buchanan St.; Charlotte; 704-333-3174; www.saintpatrickschool.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30

- Our Lady of the Assumption School: 4225 Shamrock Dr.; Charlotte; 704-531-0067; www.olacatholic.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1

- St. Mark School: 14750 Stumptown Road; Huntersville; 704-766-5000; stmarkcatholicschool.net; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31

- Holy Trinity Middle School: 3100 Park Road; Charlotte; 704-527-7822; www.htcms.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30

- Charlotte Catholic High School: 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte; 704-543-1127; www.charlottecatholic.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1

- Christ the King High School: 2011 Crusader Way; Huntersville; 704-199-4400; www.ctkchs.org; open house 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31
Tuition rates for the 2018-’19 year are expected to be announced in February.

Last year’s tuition costs for participating Catholic families were: $3,875 for half-day pre-kindergarten or $6,020 for full-day pre-kindergarten; $6,569 for elementary school (transitional kindergarten through fifth grade); $7,279 for middle school, and $10,645 for high school. (Tuition for non-Catholic or non-participating Catholics is higher.)

Additional graduation, technology and activity fees are not included in these costs.

Tuition discounts are provided to participating Catholic parishioners and for multiple children enrollment.

Financial assistance is also available to qualifying families based on need.

All of the diocesan schools participate in the N.C. Opportunity Scholarship and the N.C. Disability Scholarship Programs.

For more information, including application forms and financial aid opportunities, go online to www.discovermacs.org.

Prospective families may also contact MACS Admissions Director Heather Schoonover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-370-3273.

MACS SPECIAL NEEDS
MACS also offers special needs programs at various locations including: PACE (Providing an Appropriate Academic Catholic Education), MAP (Modified Academic Program) and MMP (Matthew Morgan Program). Each offers a specific educational experience for students with special needs.

To learn more about these special programs and tuition rates, go to www.discovermacs.org/speciallearning.

DIOCESAN SCHOOLS
Outside the Charlotte area, there are nine parish-based elementary/middle schools and one diocesan high school, each with independent admissions processes and varying tuition rates and financial aid programs. These schools are:

- Asheville Catholic School: PK-8th grade; 12 Culvern St., Asheville; 828-252-7896; www.ashevillecatholic.org; open house 9-11 a.m. Jan. 31

- Bishop McGuinness High School: 9-12th grade; 1725 N.C. Hwy. 66 South, Kernersville; 336-564-1010; www.bmhs.us; open houses 9-10:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. March 7

- Immaculata School: PK-8th grade; 711 Buncombe St., Hendersonville; 939-693-3277; www.immac.org; call to schedule a tour

- Immaculate Heart of Mary School: PK-8th grade; 4145 Johnson St., High Point; 336-8887-2613; www.ihm-school.com; call to schedule a tour

- Our Lady of Grace School: PK-8th grade; 201 South Chapman St., Greensboro; 336-275-1522; www.olgsch.org; call to schedule a tour

- Our Lady of Mercy School: PK-8th grade; 1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem; 336-722-7204; www.ourladyofmercyschool.org; open houses 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 30; 5-7 p.m., Feb. 6; 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22

- Sacred Heart School: PK-8th grade; 385 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury; 704-633-2841; www.salisburycatholicschool.org; call to schedule a tour
- St. Leo School: PK-8th grade; 333 Springdale Avenue; Winston-Salem; 336-748-8252; www.stleocatholic.com; open houses  11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Wednesday, March 14,  11 a.m.-2 p.m.Wednesday, April 11 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Wednesday, May 16.

- St. Michael School: PK-8th grade; 704 St. Michael’s Lane, Gastonia; 704-544-2070; www.stmichaelcs.com; call to schedule a tour

- St. Pius X School: K-8th grade; 2200 North Elm St., Greensboro; 336-273-9865; www.spxschool.com; open houses 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Jan. 28; 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Jan. 31

Visit each school’s website or contact the school directly for registration information or to schedule a visit.

— SueAnn Howell, senior reporter