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The Piedmont School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Piedmont School is also a proud member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS). After meeting rigorous quality standards and a peer evaluation by outside professionals, The Piedmont School’s accreditation was renewed in November 2022.

accreditationThe Piedmont School is a member of the following organizations:

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
Southern Association of Independent School
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Triad Association of Non-Public Schools 
North Carolina International Dyslexic Association
Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina 

Academics at The Piedmont School

The Piedmont School blends methadologies and curriculums to best fit each student's individual needs. We feel strongly that there is not a one size fits all approach to teaching our population of students and we embrace many styles, curriculums, and best-practices so that our students have access to strategies needed for building their academic and social-emotional toolbox. 

 A day in the life of a Piedmont School student includes a variation of these classes:

Literacy: Our Literacy classes are back to back core classes that focus on the essentials of building strong literacy skills for our students. Students will focus on reading comprehension, fluency building, decoding (phonics and morphology), and encoding (spelling). Students will also gain oral comprehension skills through read aloud, vocabulary development, writing across content areas, and literature appreciation through exposure of reading various genres.

Mathematics:  It is essential to our methodology to ensure our students build a solid foundation in the mastery of number sense and fluency, and procedural skills in the earlier levels. Once these foundational skills are mastered, students move on towards higher level math concepts such as algebra, probability, and statistics with a focus on application.

Science and Social Studies classes include direct instruction and multi-sensory strategies that focus on integrating mathematics, reading, and writing skills as the students learn about the world around them.  These courses are designed to develop technology skills, problem solving, team building, research, and exploration.  We showcase our students’ talents by inviting parents in the school monthly to see their classroom projects.

Physical Education is taught daily for our K-8th graders. High School students are required to complete at least one PE/Health credit for graduation requirements. Movement, exercise, and health education are imperative to teaching our students how to care for their whole being. 

The Arts (art, music, and drama) are essential pieces to providing a well balanced educational experience for our students. K-8th students participate in art classes twice a week, music class once a week, and drama classes twice a week. We share a valuable partnership with Stagelights Theater Company who help provide our music and drama classes. We encourage our students to find ways to thrive in self expression and feel the arts provide this important opportunity. 


For more information about the high school courses and curriculum, visit our JYA page here