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Welcome to the Shands  School


1315 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.   Matthews, NC  28105           704-231-2355

Shands School is a nonprofit independent school welcoming children with learning differences in historical downtown Matthews.

We believe that learning should be a natural and joyful process. Our teachers understand that children learn in different ways. Individual lesson plans are prepared to target the student’s learning style.

We incorporate multiple grade levels into the classroom so that children can develop social skills, learn to work as a team, and develop empathy and compassion. Peer-teaching creates an optimal learning environment!

The Shands family is committed to a “healthy living- healthy mind” philosophy. We focus on healthy nutrition in our daily choices for meals and incorporate organic gardening into our curriculum. Our students are learning to use these practices in their daily lives.