Charter Schools

7055 Bacon's Way
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 655-1214

The Roger Bacon Academy - Charter Day School is a tuition-free, open enrollment K-8 public school in Leland, NC. Since 2000, Charter Day School has focused on quality education and is a premier performance-driven year round school. Widely recognized as a compelling choice to conventional public education the school has built...more about The Roger Bacon Academy Charter Day School

Independent/Private Schools

6624 Gordon Rd., Ste. A
Gordon Business Park
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 350-3170

The Music School of Wilmington offers private, one-on-one lessons and programs tailored to meet the needs of each student, child or adult ages 6 and older. All instructors are accredited and are professional performing musicians and teachers who understand the positive impact music education has on school performance and a well-rounded...more about Music School of Wilmington

19 Red Bug Rd. SW
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-2389

Since 2002, Southeastern Christian Academy preschool through 8th grade students have been receiving a solid academic foundation based upon unchanging principles that reinforce Christian character and patriotism. The academy offers clean, safe, air-conditioned facilities that include computer labs, science labs and a music suite. Tuition is low and class sizes are...more about Southeastern Christian Academy

Home Schooling

The State of North Carolina permits schooling outside both public and private schools for children whose parents/guardians prefer to administer their education. Under the auspices of the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education in Raleigh, home schooling requires, for children between ages 7 and 16, registration, participation in annual standardized achievement testing and maintenance of immunization records. The educational program must operate on a regular schedule, excluding reasonable holidays and vacations, during at least nine calendar months a year by a person with a high school diploma or equivalency certificate; attendance records are required.

State statute defines a home school as "a non-public school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households receive academic instruction from parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household." The law permits (no more than) two households to combine as one home school and allows the children from both households to be taught together by members of either household.

Growing consistently in popularity, home-school enrollment in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties has soared in recent years. A family considering home instruction would begin by obtaining a Home School Information Packet from the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education, either by going to their website, or calling (919) 733-4276. Twenty-four-hour voice mail is available. Support for home-schooling families is offered by North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE), the state's primary advocacy group. NCHE is a private, non-profit group with a full-time staff in Raleigh and can be reached at (919) 790-1100. The web address is, where you'll also find links to support groups and other resources, including several local support groups in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties.

Child Care

575 River Rd.
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 371-0601
4036 U.S. Hwy. 17 E. Business
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-6516
787 Village Rd.
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 371-1818
9781-B Blackwell Rd.
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 383-3919

Offering a range of services, Coastal Day School makes it their goal to provide quality care, education, and a safe and nurturing environment for children. Promoting good manners and inclusive behavior, they have preschool programs, an after-school club, and a Mommy's Morning Out program. Each preschool program focuses on a different...more about Coastal Day School

1664 Lincoln Rd.
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 371-3597
972 Old Ocean Hwy.
Bolivia, NC
(910) 754-3113
SR 1445, 71 Piney Grove Rd., NE
Bolivia, NC
(910) 253-8155
111 Thomas Garst Ln.
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 383-2203
51 Benton Rd.
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-7644
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