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Frequently Asked Questions

To view the answer for a particular question, just click on the question. If you have questions that aren't addressed here, please contact the Admission Office at 704-721-7199 or use the "Ask a Question" link on this page, and we will be glad to answer any questions or inquiries you may have.

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What are the school hours?

    All grades begin at 8:05 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
  • Q: What is the cost of tuition?

    You may view the tuition costs as well as payment options here.
  • Q: Does Cannon School have any scholarships available?

    Cannon School does not offer merit scholarships. However, we do have a robust need-based financial aid program administered through School and Student Services (SSS). Parents complete financial aid application information online and SSS calculates the family’s ability to pay tuition based on current income and assets. Cannon School’s Financial Aid Committee then uses that information to determine financial aid award amounts.
  • Q: How old does my child have to be in order to be enrolled at Cannon School? 

    Age four: By July 1 preceeding their junior kindergarten year.
    Age five: By July 1 preceeding their kindergarten year.
  • Q: Does Cannon School offer an after-school program?

    Cannon's After School Program provides students with a comfortable, safe, and caring environment in which to participate in constructive activities during after school hours. The After School Program is available until 6:00 p.m. for students in full-day junior kindergarten through eighth grade. There is an additional charge for these services, which can be used on an as-needed, drop-in basis. Also, enrichment programs and private music lessons are available through Beyond the Bell.
  • Q: Do Cannon School students wear uniforms?

    Students in Lower School (grades junior kindergarten-fourth) wear coordinated dress. These items are available for purchase in the Cougars' Den school store.
    For fifth through twelfth grades, we have a dress code that emphasizes a clean, neat, and modest appearance.
  • Q: Does Cannon School have a cafeteria?

    Yes, our food service is provided by Flik Independent School Dining. Hot entrees, salad, and other nutritious options are available every day in our Dining Hall.
    There is an additional fee for lunches.
  • Q: Does Cannon School offer bus service?

    Yes, Cannon's buses cover four counties with convenient pick-up points in the Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, University City, and Salisbury areas. Buses stop at The Point, The Peninsula, River Run, Skybrook, Highland Creek, North Stone, and numerous other neighborhoods.

    Visit the Transportation webpage, or contact the Admission Office at 704-721-7199 for more information.

    There is an additional fee for bus service.
  • Q: Does Cannon School offer a robust fine arts program?

    Yes! Our students discover their individual creative spirits and voices in music, drama, or visual arts.

    Junior kindergarten through fourth-grade students experience extensive art and music instruction by full-time instructors in large, light-filled studios.

    The Middle School arts program begins in fifth and sixth grades with optional daily classes in chorus, strings, or band, as well as weekly visual art classes.

    Fine arts are an integral part of an Upper School education. Students take a year-long arts course and are encouraged to take as many fine arts electives as ability and interest will allow.
  • Q: Does Cannon School have a strong sports program?

    Cannon School is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) and competes in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) with Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Latin School, Providence Day School, and Covenant Day.

    Our athletic teams have won state and conference championships each year between 2001 and 2019, and our athletics program won the Wachovia Championship (now the Wells Fargo Championship) for the area's most successful program four times.

    Students in seventh grade and above can choose from a variety of athletic options including football, soccer, basketball, swimming, tennis, golf, cross country, track and field, volleyball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and cheerleading. Each season, at least one "no-cut" option is available. For younger students, we have programs available through Cannon's Beyond the Bell Program.

    Well over 75% of Cannon students take advantage of the unique opportunity to experience an enjoyable athletic experience with a curriculum crafted to honor the core values of Cannon School.
  • Q: Does Cannon School teach world language and when does it start?

    Yes, Spanish instruction begins in Kindergarten. French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish are offered beginning in Middle School.
  • Q: How do I start the application process?

    Please visit the Application Procedures webpage for complete instructions on how to apply to Cannon School.

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