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About Cannon

Welcome to Cannon School! Established in 1969 in Concord, North Carolina, we are a nationally accredited, independent, coeducational junior kindergarten through twelfth-grade college preparatory school of over 1,000 students.

We have grown to become known locally and regionally for providing a world-class education, arts enrichment, competitive athletics, and a strong character education program to children in a caring and safe environment. Our community includes families from Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury and University City, and the Lake Norman towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and Mooresville.

At Cannon School, we believe that you don’t need to fit in—because here, you belong. We pride ourselves on living out our mission each day - Cannon School nurtures relationships at the heart of learning and engages the learner in a journey of growth. Relationships are the foundation of a deep, broad, and meaningful education, and create a sense of belonging that supports each member of our community’s journey of growth.

Please explore our website to learn more about our culture, programs, and what makes Cannon such a special place.

Cannon is more than a school; it's a community.

Sarah Busby, Parent of Emily '22, Kathryn '24, and Brooke '27 


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Read the Head of School welcome message and learn more about the Cannon community.

Meet the directors and division heads that comprise Cannon's Leadership Team.

Cannon's Board of Trustees are responsible for guiding the character, mission, and culture of the School. Meet this year's Board Leaders and Members.

The Board of Visitors at Cannon School brings a talented group of volunteer leaders together to discuss with each other and with the Head of School the key strategic issues facing the school and the surrounding area.

Our new mission statement is a clarification of who we are as a school community—one that nurtures all relationships in order to engage each individual learner in finding his or her own path to growth.