Philips Academy of NC

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Deborah Hofland
Primary Contact Name
Deborah Hofland
Main Address

3115 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
United States

What We Do

We think the whole world could learn from our school about overcoming obstacles... creating a hopeful way forward... standing on your own two feet as well as the necessity of a strong support system... the happiness of having a friend and the satisfaction of a job well done.

Since 2005, Philips Academy is all about "Real Learning For Real Life".  We are an independent middle and high school for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our curriculum is a unique combination of academics, job training, and social/ life skills. Bridges, our post-secondary program, supports young adults to achieve independence, like finding a job, riding the bus, and cooking a meal. 

This life-centered education prepares our students for the responsibilities and benefits of a purposeful adulthood.


Interesting Info
  • 80% of our graduates are employed, compared to the 27% state average for people with disabilities.
  • Students volunteer over 2000 hours per school year at local nonprofits as part of the job training curriculum.
  • Check our our Silver Wolf Shops/student-led enterprises: Flavor House Coffee, Teacher's Pet Dog Treats, Bracelet Boutique & Artsy Notecards
Geographic Location
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