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Cato College of EducationNiner University Elementary, a new school to be operated by UNC Charlotte, will hold a parent information session tonight, April 25, from 6-7 at Keith Family YMCA, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road.

Opening in August in University Research Park, the free public school will offer a curriculum created by Cato College of Education faculty.

Niner University Elementary will open with 150 students in grades K-2 and over the next three years grow to offer grades K-5. The school will be located in a renovated and secured wing of James Martin Middle School, at 6301 University Pointe Blvd.

Niner University Elementary’s program is intended to support students from high-needs, low-performing schools and improve educational outcomes while employing research-based teaching methods.

Niner University Elementary will also provide the Cato College of Education the opportunity to train and support the growth of teachers, counselors and school leaders through targeted clinicals and professional development.

“Partners from across the UNC Charlotte campus have collaborated throughout the year to develop a mission to guide and support the work at Niner University Elementary. I am excited to recruit students and teachers as we prepare for a phenomenal first year,” said Pamela Broome, principal of NUE.


Want to apply?

The school will accept applicants currently assigned to a specific group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or who are struggling learners at their current school. See the list of schools here. Free busing will be provided countywide


Learn more about the program


Want to help launch the school?

Niner University Elementary seeks community partnerships and volunteers to help build a strong facility and learning program. Click here to learn how you can help.

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