Telra Institute was excited to open its doors in Fall 2021 on the campus of Matthews United Methodist Church. Our school building, formerly the church preschool, was already configured for young children, and we upgraded and outfitted the classrooms in preparation for our opening. In addition to classrooms, we were gratef to have access to outside space, playgrounds, a gym, and plentiful parking.
In Fall 2022, we moved to our permanent home in a custom-designed building on a separate site in South Charlotte in the Providence / 485 area at 4150 McKee Rd.
Our new building has space for a full K-8 and we are excited to grow into it over time.
We also look forward to speaking with parents to understand if there is interest in expanding the Telra model to high school.
Telra wants to ensure transportation is not a barrier to attendance. Parents have multiple transportation options:
Individual parent drop-off and pick-up
Carpool with other families – Telra will help coordinate carpool groupings and assist families in locating an active carpool
School bus – Telra draws students from a wide area and offers families access to a free shuttle stop school bus system. Sign up details are provided to enrolled families.
Telra offers a daily nutritious hot lunch service as part of the National School Lunch Program. Families can qualify for free or subsidized meals. Children are of course welcome to bring lunch from home.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Telra Institute recognizes the benefit that dress code and uniform standards have in creating a distraction-free environment for learning and in contributing to school identity and spirit. Click here to learn more.
Hours & Calendar
Telra's school day starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The first day of school for 2022-23 is September 12, 2022.
Telra’s school calendar is designed on a trimester system, each 10-13 weeks long. Each trimester is divided into two sprints, with breaks arranged to allow students a chance to rest and recharge between sprint & trimester changeovers.
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Telra provides all of the basic classroom supplies for students such as pencils, notebooks, paper, scissors, glue, etc. Since our model involves children moving from class-to-class (and across grade levels) throughout the day, this a better way to ensure all students have what they need than asking parents to purchase off of a generic "grade level" list. It has the added benefit of saving you time.
We do ask that families provide the following personal supplies for their child:
Zippered pencil pouch for 3-ring binder
Every student at Telra needs a set of wired headphones with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. These are used for testing as well as some computer-based learning activities. Since every child has their own preferences on the fit and style of their headphones/earbuds, we ask that families provide them and send them in with your student on the first day of school. Example here.
For students in rising grades 4+, your headphones should include a microphone. (Younger students do not need a microphone, but it is ok if they have one.) Examples here and here.
Similarly, every child should bring their own zippered pencil pouch (w/ holes to fit 3-ring binder) that they can use to carry their supplies from class-to-class. Since most other supplies will be provided by the school, providing your own pencil pouch lets children choose their favorite color or style and find something they can easily distinguish from their friends’ pouches. Examples here and here.
If you're buying custom labels with your child's name on them, Telra receives 20% of sales from Mabel's Labels when you choose "Telra Institute" in the dropdown at this link.
Wrap Around Care
Telra's school day starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
In order to ensure ample time for morning arrival, we will open our doors at 7:55 a.m.
Click here to learn more about Before School Care (BSC), After School Care (ASC) options, as well as Summer Camps and care during school closure and scheduled breaks.
Or click here to purchase BSC or ASC.