General Registration has begun! Registration will run until March 30th. If you are interested in registering for the 21-22 school year, please call our office at 704-364-1521 or email us at

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not have an Open House at the school this year. In order to register, families will need to watch our Open House Video and read a letter entitled Articles for Parents. Please let us know if you would like to view and read!

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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.


Open Door School is a Progressive/Play based preschool located in the Cotswold area.  The Full-Day program is a 5-star program. Open Door School typically runs a wait list, and it is sometimes difficult to find placement here; however, due to the pandemic, Open Door School had to close last spring and reopen in January. It has become evident that several families found other schooling options and now rare openings are available in our full day program! Scholarships are available for all qualifying applicants.  


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:
ODS Families page, where families can ask for support, resources, opinions, etc:

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