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APA is a tuition-free, public community school with a family atmosphere located in the safe Coulwood neighborhood in Charlotte. As parents ourselves, we understand that finding a school that supports your child’s academic, social, and emotional well-being can be difficult. At Aristotle Preparatory Academy, you can feel confident that your family is receiving the support and education you envision. We are dedicated to teaching the whole child during their experience at APA.

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Preview upcoming school events, fundraisers, and important dates by visiting our school calendar. Our charter school works hard to keep this information up-to-date. 

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Explore our directory to learn more about our educators’ qualifications and to read messages directly from our teachers. Our teachers and staff members are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for our students. 

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Meet Our Teachers

The educational focus of Aristotle Preparatory Academy has four aspects: R.A.I.S.E, the Core Knowledge Sequence, Eureka Math and Core Virtues. 

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View the last 5 years of school grades from Aristotle Preparatory here. 

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School Leaders

Kelly Scott, Director

Mrs. Scott is a highly skilled and passionate educator with more than twenty years of experience. Her background in core knowledge, instructional coaching, teaching, and educational facilitation has led her to grow and nurture her skills as a leader.

Having dedicated her career to the growth and enrichment of students' education has been Mrs. Scott's focus and drive. She has accomplished this through data-driven instruction, leading training models in school enrichment, and teacher mentoring that ignites excellence and promotes respect and trust. 

She has been the assistant principal at Aristotle Preparatory Academy for the past few years and was recently promoted to the school's director. Her love and passion for education and the families and students she serves is evident in all that she does, and she is honored to the APA Knights!

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Aristotle Preparatory Academy classrooms are built to nurture the growth and development of the whole child. Explore our campus and curriculum online today! See why so many families choose classical education.



Siobhan Papa, Aristotle Preparatory Academy Parent

“What an amazing staff! The transformation of this school in the past two years has been miraculous" Read More.

Life at Aristotle Preparatory


Aristotle Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school, so your family does not have to be located in our district to attend. If you are interested in attending our school, start the application process online. We are focused on providing ALL students an opportunity for quality education.