Piedmont has a very active student body, enriched by athletics, fine arts, and community engagement.

We provide a challenging college preparatory curriculum in an environment of high expectations complemented by artistic and extra-curricular activities.

Mission & Values

We instill individual responsibility and a commitment to serve by respecting the diversity of others and valuing the relationships that unite us as a school community.


Piedmont Community Charter School is a free college preparatory K-12 school, where students receive a well-rounded education focused on academics, character and community. Piedmont has 210 employees and currently serves 1,940 students on three campuses. Our students have exposure to a rich academic curriculum, diverse fine arts, competitive athletics and well-developed programs that celebrate and inspire excellent student achievement and character. Piedmont students practice leadership skills for tomorrow by serving their community today. 

In operation since the year 2000, Piedmont is the 6th largest brick and mortar charter school in North Carolina.  The College Now program at Gaston College has a strong history with over 50% of juniors and seniors dually enrolled in a tuition-free college program. Piedmont provides every student in grades K-12 with a Chromebook. Piedmont earned a 2023 National Best High Schools ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Our school performance placed us in the top 40 percent of both state and nationally-ranked high schools. Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been with 100% of our students graduating in four years.

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Our Campuses

Elementary Campus

119 E. 2nd Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-853-2428
Fax: 704-853-3689

Middle School Campus

2970 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone: 704-349-4640
Fax: 704-854-3067

High School Campus

2596 Robinwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-271-2411
Fax: 704-471-4270


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