Life on the Crystal Coast:

Educational Opportunities

Relocating to the Crystal Coast full-time or long term? Learn more about the schooling options available throughout Carteret County—public, private, and charter.

Public Schools:
Carteret County Public Schools

Carteret County Public Schools is a large and diverse district spanning all of Carteret County. It ranks among the best school districts in the state and is home to some of its top-performing schools (like Croatan High and West Carteret High). The district is comprised of a prechool center, 10 primary/elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 5 high schools, including the Marine Science and Technology Early College High and the Bridges School.

Programs offered by Carteret County Public Schools

Carteret County schools offer a wide array of outstanding academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. This includes Career and Technical Education, College Prep, Credit by Demonstrated Mastery, and plenty more. Sports offered at Carteret County schools include football, soccer, volleyball, golf, wrestling, basketball, baseball/softball, and track and field.

Charter Schools in Carteret County

For those seeking an alternative educational environment for their children, Carteret County is home to two highly rated charter schools. Tiller School, located in Beaufort, serves students grades K through 5 and ranks among the best elementary schools in North Carolina. Arapahoe Charter School is located in Arapahoe (near New Bern) and serves students grades K through 12.

Crystal Coast Private Schools

Carteret County is home to four private schools, mostly located in Newport. St. Egbert Catholic School is a Roman Catholic elementary school servings grades PreK through 5, located in Morehead City. Newport Christian Academy is located in Newport and is a Pentecostal school serving students grades 1 through 12. Gramercy Christian, also located in Newport, serves students grades K through 12. And Grace Christian School, also in Newport, is a Baptist school serving students grades PreK through 8.

Searching for Home on the Crystal Coast?

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