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Today’s students. Tomorrow’s superstars.

Chatham County Schools offer both public and charter K-12 options along with the Southeast’s preeminent universities.


Go-getter learners galore.

Chatham County is home to Schools of Distinction, top SAT scores, “Teacher of the Year” awards and leading rankings from US News & World Report and The Washington Post. Oh, and the first high school dance program in North Carolina! Two of these schools are on-site at Briar Chapel, an easy walk from your front door.

Planting roots >>
  • Woods Charter School

    Woods Charter School
    160 Woodland Grove Ln.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    • On-site K-12 Public Charter School, ranked one of the top in the nation
    • Over 95 percent graduation rate
    • Ranked "top ten" on SAT scores in NC
    • Ranked among the top US high schools by US News & World Report and The Washington Post
    • NC Honor School of Excellence
    • More than 12 Advanced Placement courses
    • Greater than 90 percent acceptance to four-year colleges/universities
    • Personalized college counseling assistance
    • Free tuition and open to all NC students
  • Perry W. Harrison Elementary School

    Perry W. Harrison Elementary School
    2655 Hamlet Chapel Rd.
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    • PHS 2012-2013 Teacher Assistant of the Year, Ms. Charlene Thompson
    • Rebecca Tompkins, 4th grade, Perry Harrison's Teacher of the Year
    • Emphasis on innovative technology, integrated learning and differentiated instruction
  • Margaret B. Pollard Middle School

    Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
    185 Granite Mill Blvd.
    Chapel Hill, NC
    • Opened in 2011 as the first Gold LEED-certified middle school in the state and equipped with innovative green features
    • Named ABC School of Distinction
    • Award-winning environthon team
    • Healthy living haven with an expanded cafeteria program that offers fresh produce, salads and wraps
    • Robust academic opportunities, like National Junior Honor Society
  • Northwood High School

    Northwood High School
    310 Northwood High School Rd.
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    • Holds the highest average SAT scores and an Advanced Placement rate of 67 percent
    • Founder of North Carolina’s first high school dance program
    • Selected as one of The Washington Post's National Challenge School (Exemplary Student Achievement)
    • Awarded ABC Composite Score (highest in Chatham County Schools)
    • Named as Chatham County Schools PTEC Signature School (Outstanding Student Achievement)
    • North Carolina School of Distinction

Caps, gowns and graduate learning.

Nationally acclaimed universities, such as the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (located just seven miles away), Duke University and North Carolina State University, anchor the Triangle, providing the research facilities and educated workforce that drive high-tech companies and enterprises. Briar Chapel students are strongly positioned to pursue higher education with these prestigious institutions.

Start your tour.

When you come out to Briar Chapel, your first stop will be our Information Kiosk. It's where you can pick a model home guide, a community map, and get that much closer to finding your new home. You can also view the ins and outs of our 9 model homes by taking a virtual tour from the comfort of your home.