Open Door School was founded in 1966

General Registration for the 23-24 school year will begin in February. We will host an Open House for interested families on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30. The Open House will take place at Open Door School and will include an introduction to our philosophy and a tour of the facility. Registration forms will be availble that evening as well. If you are unable to make it on February 2nd, we will be happy to schedule a tour for you. We schedule tours Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30.

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. **

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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.”

ODS 4s class. Magnet blocks are a favorite at ODS. They can be used in so many, open-ended ways. The light table just kicks things up a notch in this set up. I wonder what the characters in this story will do next…
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Keeping things personal at ODS. Are these not the cutest free-play pieces you’ve ever seen??? #discoverylearning #progressiveeducation #ods #charlottenc ...

Outside time is the best time! #opendooschool #discoverylearning ...

Happy Winter Break from the 4/5s class. #opendoorschoolcharlotte ...

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We love it when former teachers return to tell stories from long ago. #humbugwitch #opendoorschoolcharlotte #ods #discoverylearning ...

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ODS is closed tomorrow, September 30, due to inclement weather. ...

Two kinds of people!! We are so excited to be back and we are busy getting ready for the children to return. We can’t wait to see you all next week. #opendoorschool #fall22 #backtoschool ...

Truth! We are starting to get excited about seeing you all in a few weeks!! 🤩#opendoorschool #summerisfadingfast #backtoschool22 ...

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 ...