Core Values: Courage, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion, and Kindness
Motto: Go Beyond
AP classes: 18
Percentage Scoring 3+ on AP Tests: 83%
Average Senior SAT Scores: 1060-1290 (1600 scale); 1570-1950 (2400 scale)
Seniors with National Merit Recognition: 7 (Class of 2015)
World Language First Offered: First Grade
World Languages Offered: Chinese, French, Spanish
Advanced Electives: The Voice: Fiction and Poetry Writing; Film: Science Fiction and Fantasy; Movies and the American Experience; Discrete Mathematics, Honors; Mathematics of Finance, Honors; Anatomy and Physiology, Honors; Electricity and Magnetism, Honors; Introduction to Engineering, Honors; Topics in Sociology, Honors; Digital Photography; Jazz Combo
Team Name: Cannon School Cougars
Middle School Sports: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, boys' lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
More than 990 students from seven counties attend Cannon School in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade.
More than 50 percent of Cannon students live in the Lake Norman area while one in five come to Cannon from Charlotte, Kannapolis, and Salisbury; one-quarter live in Concord.
Lower School students participate in Adaptive Expertise Days.
First- through fourth-grade classrooms have iPads.
The Middle School schedule provides fifteen minutes each day for unstructured playtime in conjunction with lunch.
Seventh and eighth graders have art-intensive weeks in the fall and spring.
Upper School students have Winterm, a new learning experience. Opportunities include college-level academics, travel abroad, and service projects.
In 2014-2015, as part of the Building Bright Futures Capital Campaign, Cannon School completed construction on six new projects including the Cannon Performing Arts Center, Strength Training and Conditioning Center, Randy Marion Family Field House, and Central Green along with renovations to the Middle School and enhanced locker spaces and coaches' offices. Also in 2015, Cannon added a new turf field, dedicated as Randy Marion Field, and expanded its Dining Hall.
What Sets Cannon Apart
The educational philosophy—adaptive expertise—combines habits of mind and spirit to provide students with a strategy to know themselves, seek purpose, communicate, and relate with others. Students cultivate the ability to reflect, take risks, and decide for themselves how they will meet challenges in academic settings, in their careers, and in their lives.
Cannon School is the first independent school in North Carolina to achieve dual accreditation by Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).