Public Schools

Chapel Cove is served by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. Click the links below for information on the community public schools:


Alternative Options - K-12

In addition to traditional public schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools also have a number of magnet school options in the area. Magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula. There are a number of magnet schools available to Chapel Cove students.

Charter schools are non-traditional public schools that are operated by non-profit organizations and governed by a Board of Directors rather than the local school board. Like traditional public schools, they are accountable to state standards in terms of student testing, but charter schools also have a little more freedom in curriculum development. Click here for more information on local charter schools.


There are also several private schools within 10 miles of Chapel Cove:


Continuing Education & Higher Learning

Several community colleges and universities in the area offer continuing education programs, as well as degree and certificate programs.

  • Central Piedmont Community College - With half a dozen campuses in and around Charlotte and a variety of programs, CPCC serves the entire community.
  • Davidson College - An independent liberal arts college serving 1700 students.
  • Johnson C. Smith University - offering degrees in arts, letters, professional studies, science, technology, engineering and math. JCSU also has continuing and cooperative education programs. 
  • Queens University - a private masters level university with a liberal arts and professional studies focus. Serving 2,300 undergraduate students.
  • University of North Carolina - Charlotte - Nearly 18,000 undergraduate students in 10 colleges are currently enrolled in this North Carolina public university.
  • Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC) - With 41 undergraduate and 24 graduate degree programs, this public coeducational school has a total enrollment of over 600 students.
  • York Technical College (Rock Hill, SC) - A public two-year institution awarding associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in vocational, technical and occupational studies. University transfer studies are also available.