Attending Telra

Our Location & Future Growth

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 are lucky to have access to outside space, playgrounds, a gym, and plentiful parking.

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for Fall 2021

807 S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105

In Summer 2022, we will move 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 will have multiple transportation options:

  • 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 will offer 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 2021-22 is August 23, 2021.

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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School Supplies Lists

If you missed the window for ordering through EduKit, or preferred to shop on your own, here are the supply list by class.  Note: You may choose whichever brands you prefer.


Cleaning Protocols & COVID-19

Telra Institute is planning for in-person instruction in Fall 2021 to the extent permitted by law and while adhering to guidance provided by State and local authorities regarding COVID-safe opening conditions. 

For daily COVID disinfection, Telra will use an outside service provider that works with many other area schools and businesses and follows the latest health department guidance on cleaning protocols.

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.