Our History
Mountain Island Day is an already established accredited K-12th grade private school that is converting to a tuition free charter school in August of 2018.  

 

Our Beginnings

Mountain Island Day School was founded in 2009 by Tom and Tammy Winstead who operate a local preschool, Early Beginnings CDC, within the Mountain Island Lake community.  MID began as an extension of Early Beginnings, starting with a primary education with the intention of adding grades through 12th grade.  MID opened in a leased facility in Coulwood until the school outgrew that location.  MID moved and renovated it's current facilities on 24 acres in 2016 to allow for future growth and facility expansion.  MID was accredited by AdvancED in 2014 and graduated it's first group of 12th grade students in June 2018.  In 2009 MID opened it's doors with 42 students TK-3rd grade and grew to more than 250 students enrolled in TK-12th grade in eight short years (2017/2018).  As a charter, MID will continue to add students, expand programs, and facilities until we reach our goal of 936 students K-12th grade.  

 

Conversion To A Charter School

In the 2017 a group of administrators and parents of Mountain Island Day formed a new corporation to separate operations from Early Beginnings CDC.  In September 2017, the new board of directors applied to the Department of Education to convert MID's historic private school operations to a tuition free Charter school.  MID was granted Charter approval in January of 2018. MID opened the 2018/2019 school year, as a tuition free Charter school.  As a charter, MID enrolled 412 students in year one exceeding their first year goal.  MID will continue to add students, expand programs, and facilities until we reach our goal of 936 students K-12th grade.  

Mountain Island Day Community Charter 1209 Little Rock Road Charlotte NC 28214   PH: 704-391-5516