Private schools starting classes, as well

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 15, 2014

More than 310 students began classes Wednesday, at North Hills Christian School.
The school, located at 2970 W. Innes St., is a co-educational, non-denominational, college-preparatory day school for students in junior kindergarten through high school.
North Hills was established in 1967 and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International.
The school offers a wide variety of athletic programs, clubs and activities, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball for high school, National Honor Society, history club, Junior Civitan and Junior Classical League.
North Hills also provides a comprehensive offering of Advanced Placement and honors classes for middle and high school students.
After-school and before-school care is available.

CONCORD – Classes at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, begin Monday, Aug. 18.
The school will host a new-student orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
More than 970 students from seven counties attend the junior kindergarten through grade 12 independent college preparatory school.
Cannon emphasizes six core values: courage, teamwork, respect, integrity, passion and kindness.
Cannon is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and has received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
Cannon athletics offers more than 40 teams such as baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Matt Gossage is head of school.
For more information, call the School at 704-786-8171 or visit
Rockwell Christian School, located at 401 Depot St. in Rockwell, will begin classes on Monday, Aug. 25. Classes are in session Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.
The school will host a parent orientation and open house for current school families on Friday, Aug. 22. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bethel Baptist Church.
Although Rockwell Christian is a ministry of Bethel Baptist Church, enrollment is open to any student.
Rockwell Christian School provides academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment for students in pre-kindergarten for 3-year-olds through 12th grade. The low student-teacher ratio enhances the training and care each student receives. Along with daily classes taught from a biblical worldview, students’ academic experience is enriched through weekly chapels, outreach to the community and exciting student life opportunities.
David Case is the head of school.
For more information, call 704-279-8854, visit their website at or like the “Rockwell Christian School” Facebook page.
Sacred Heart Catholic School begins classes on Wednesday, Aug. 20, starting with a full school day at 8 a.m. and dismissing at 3 p.m. Sacred Heart will host parent orientations on Aug. 18 from 5:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and a classroom visitation on Aug. 19 from 11 a.m.-noon.
The school invites all children and is composed of many different nationalities and Christian affiliations. The school campus is located at 385 Lumen Christi Lane in Salisbury, just off Jake Alexander Boulevard and across from the Crescent Golf community.
Currently, approximately 240 students are enrolled in their pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds through eighth grade classes. The school continues to offer small teacher-to-student ratios in math and language arts.
Sacred Heart Catholic School is fully district accredited by AdvancED of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Diocese of Charlotte. Sacred Heart is also North Carolina state certified.
Athletics are an integral part Sacred Heart Catholic School and include 17 different junior varsity and varsity teams.
For more information, call 704-633-2841 or visit their website Sacred Heart offers daily school tours and prospective family conferences. Just call to make an appointment. Sacred Heart has open enrollment and offers financial assistance to families in need. They also participate in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship and North Carolina Child Care Subsidy Programs.
Salisbury Academy begins another school year with a continued commitment to engaging minds and building futures. Recent curriculum and faculty and staff additions complement the school’s innovative learning environment that prepares students to enter their future world as leaders.
The first day of class is Aug. 20, and the school is continuing to accept students for enrollment in classes which are not yet full. Tuition assistance is available for families who qualify.
Salisbury Academy provides quality, child-centered education to a diverse student body of junior kindergartners through eighth-graders.
The co-educational, independent school is a member of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools.
Fifth grade parent orientation is Aug. 18 at noon and is for parents only. The family drop-in is later that day from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Aug. 20 is a half-day of school for all students.
The school will host Back to School Nights on Aug. 26 and 28 and Sept. 16 for junior kindergarten and kindergarten, grades one through four and grades five through eight, respectively.
For more information about Salisbury Academy visit