Educational Opportunities

Public School Systems

The Alamance-Burlington school system has several schools located throughout the county, providing parents with several convenient options, including Elon Elementary School, Highland Elementary School, Smith Elementary School and Western Alamance Middle and High Schools, and Williams High School, just a few minutes’ drive from the university. Slightly more distant but still convenient to Elon are schools in the town of Mebane, including Eastern Alamance High School.

Students in several elementary schools within the district have the opportunity to participate in classes that are taught in Spanish through a Spanish immersion program. Splash! Language Immersion Brochure (PDF)

For students with disabilities, many Alamance-Burlington schools are staffed by highly competent special education teachers (including North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year) and offer excellent programs that employ the latest methods for identifying and serving students in regular classrooms to the maximum extent possible.

Guilford County school district is one of the largest in the state of North Carolina and includes several Montessori and special education schools, as well as a number of magnet programs.
Guildford County Schools Factsheet (PDF)

Home to a year-round school, an alternative school and several language immersion programs, the Orange County school district serves the Hillsborough area, 25 miles from campus.

Private Schools

Private School Review is a directory designed to give families a snapshot of private schools and their surrounding communities. The site compares schools within a specific location to other schools statewide, providing profiles for each school that include videos, news articles and statistical information. It is a great place to begin looking for private schools near Elon’s campus.

The North Carolina Department of Administration’s Division of Non-public Schools monitors the quality of education provided at non-public schools, provides guidelines and suggestions for families wishing to home school their children and has a website that includes a directory of non-public schools in the state.