Founded: 1996

Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Campus: 10 acres

Governed by: Volunteer Board of Trustees

Enrollment: 185 students

Grades: Montessori Pre-K through 3rd Grade and Academic Preparatory 4th-8th grades

Students Drawn From: Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, Venice, Boca Grande, Englewood, and Arcadia

Average Class Size:

  • Montessori – 19-23 students with Lead Teacher & Assistant Teacher
  • 4th -8th Grade – 13 students

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Financial Aid: Currently Charlotte Prep allocates a percentage of the budget for assistance. We accept McKay and Step Up for Students.

Alumni: Graduates of Charlotte Prep on average are in the top 5% of area public & private schools.

ACT Aspire Averages:

  • 3rd – 5th grade students score two to four grade levels above their peer group.
  • 75% of 6th – 8th grade students score post-high school across the board.
  • 60% of 6th grade students qualify for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

Mascot: Dolphin

Colors: Green and Gold


  • American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Independent School Management (ISM)

After School Activities:

  • Drama Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Builders Club
  • Bricks for Kidz
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Model United Nations
  • Competitive Athletics (Flag Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Track, Golf, Cheerleading and Tennis) Some sports are co-ed.