“Discovery Learning since 1966!”

General Registration for the 22-23 school year is now closed. If you are interested in receiving information about our program, please send us an email and we will send you a copy of our Open House Packet with articles and videos about our history and our philosophy. If you are interested being placed on our waitlist for the 22-23 school year, we can do that as well. Please email all registration questions to Suzy at enroll.opendoor@gmail.com. Thank you!

Because we are a preschool with a unique philosophy and a rich history of progressive education in the Charlotte area, we require a tour prior to registration. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, or speaking with our director over the phone, please call the school at 704-364-1521 and ask for Sheila Locklear.

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Inclement Weather Closing Policy:
If Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) are closed due to weather or road conditions, Open Door is also closed. If CMS calls for a delayed opening, Half Day will be closed and Full Day will operate on the same delay as CMS. Please check the status of CMS to determine whether Open Door is open on inclement weather/road days. **We do not follow CMS if they are closed due to power outages, frozen pipes and other non weather related issues.** We will post our closings on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

 

FCA at ODS

There is a parent/guardian volunteer organization known as the Family Community Association (“FCA”) which plans community-building events, adult education forums, and community outreach opportunities, and coordinates fundraising efforts to generate funds for our Sue Riley Scholarship Fund. To connect with the ODS community and learn about upcoming events that are open to the public, find us at:

ODS Facebook page, where pictures, news and events are posted: https://www.facebook.com/OpenDoorSchool
ODS Families page, where families can ask for support, resources, opinions, etc: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1043557652323952/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/opendoorschool/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/OpenDoorCLT/

Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2VAO2S1DKG2VJ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

If you’d like to view the yearlong Open Door School closings/holidays calendar, please see the above “About” tab and select “Yearlong Calendar.”

How many ways can you carry your beanbag? 😍🥰 ...

The 4/5s class worked together to produce this beauty! Each child painted their own square and then a parent put them all together for the silent auction. This baby could be yours!! #odssilentauction #4/5sclass ...

Final product. #fulldayclass #ods #openendedart #odssilentauction ...

Parent volunteers are a huge part of what makes ODS so special. Our Monday Tuesday class enjoys a guest reader on the playground. #odscommunityatwork #ods #readreadread ...

Open ended art. This beauty is coming right along. This piece created by the 2s class will be up for grabs at our silent auction on March 26th. #suerileyscholarshipfund #opendoorschool #processart ...

The W-F 2/3s are all about BALANCE. #discoverylearning #opendoorschool #outdoorclassroom ...

Going green in Full Day!
#processart #openendedplay #progressiveeducation #progressivepreschool #opendoorschool
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#fredrogers #progressiveeducation #letthekiddosplay ...

A little yoga to get the extra long weekend started. #progressivepreschool #developmentallyappropriate #letthemplayoutside ...

Need your temp checked? 2/3s have got you covered. #lifeaftercovid19 #ods #progressivepreschool #learnthroughplay ...