“Discovery Learning since 1966!”

Registration for the 21-22 school year has closed.

General Registration for the 22-23 school year will begin in February. We were originally scheduled to host an Open House onsite for fall 22-23 registration. However, due to the threat of Omicron, we have decided to send out a virtual Open House Packet on February 1st, 2022 instead. Registration forms will be sent along with the Open House Packet. If you are interested in receiving information about our program/registration, please send us an email and we will add you to our interested families list. All general registration information will be sent via email on February 1st! Email us at enroll.opendoor@gmail.com.

We require a tour prior to registration! Please read all of the information in the Open House Packet so we can count this as your virtual tour!

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. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not conducting in-person tours at this time. If you are interested in scheduling an outdoor 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.



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.”