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We are thrilled to announce that PSCS was given final approval to become a NC public charter school beginning in the 2014/15 school year!

Lottery results are now posted on our Enrollment Page.

The open registration for our 2014-2015 school year enrollment lottery has ended.     Registration options are on our Enrollment Page.



Pioneer Springs Community School was created by families to give more families the opportunity to be part of a Basic School connecting students to their community and the natural world. At Pioneer Springs, we believe a school can:

  • keep the desire to learn burning bright in every student through individualized, hands-on, creative exploration of an integrated curriculum;
  • foster the growth of the whole student: academically, physically, socially, and emotionally;
  • function as a community of learning in which students, parents, teachers, and staff collaborate to achieve common goals;
  • capture students’ inherent curiosity about their environment to foster deeper connections to nature.


Pioneer Springs Community School has been granted final approval to become a NC public charter school beginning in the 2014/15 school year.  We will grow by adding one grade level per year. We are located in the Historic Croft Schoolhouse, south of Huntersville on Old Statesville Road. We welcome students of any race, color, ethnic or national origin.

Pioneer Springs’ holistic approach to education is inspired by the very successful charter school in our area, Community School of Davidson. To ensure adherence to this curriculum and climate, the Founders hired Mary Coppola, an educator/consultant from Community School of Davidson for continued development. Pioneer Springs consistently receives  assistance with educational research, designing curriculum, and staff development from CSD.





Recent News!

Charlotte Observer - New Community school opens in Croft Schoolhouse

Huntersville Herald – Historic Croft Schoolhouse goes back to school

DavidsonNews – New community school to open Aug. 1 with hopes for a charter

Cornelius Today – Pioneer Springs Community School opening

School at a Glance

  • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade for the 2014-2015 school year
  • Nature focus
  • Holistic Philosophy
  • Hands-on exploration of an integrated curriculum in the Basic School tradition of  Community School of Davidson
  • Small class sizes for more personalized attention
Suggested Resources:
  • The Basic School : A Community for Learning by Ernest L. Boyer
  • Raising Lifelong Learners by Lucy Calkins
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve by Alfie Kohn
  • Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business by Dennis Littkey, Samantha Grabelle
  • What Does It Mean to be Well Educated? by Alfie Kohn
  • Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
  • http://www.waldorftoday.com/2013/07/old-fashioned-play-builds-serious-skills/