The Halton School fills a gap to support exceptional learners in North Mecklenburg communities.
A private independent school designed to educate 3-8th grade children with learning challenges typically associated with Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Disorder, The Halton School also has the distinction of being the first school created by the Aspire Carolinas Foundation.
The school provides these students a safe place to learn that will feel much like a second home. At The Halton School students will experience reduced stress, as they are surrounded by qualified and experienced teachers and administrators that understand their unique needs. We will provide specific curriculum and resources that are not found in traditional school environments as they work to help each student excel.
The Halton School is located in a beautiful historic building that has been fully renovated. Two houses built in the late 1800’s were joined together on the current property in the 1980’s to form one large home. With minor modifications the 8,000 square foot building has been transformed to become the home of The Halton School.
Part of Aspire Carolinas Foundation’s Huntersville Education Village, The Halton School’s students will be surrounded by a group of focused and caring professionals. Students and their families will experience what The Huntersville Education Village is all about: creating an environment built specifically tailored to their educational needs. An environment that will empower them to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.
Why “The Halton School”?
The Halton School was named for Dale Halton, co-founder of Aspire Carolinas Foundation, philanthropist, and long-time champion of education in the Charlotte area.
Former President of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Charlotte, Dale created a charitable foundation which gave 10% of the company’s profits to charity each year, with recipients including UNC Charlotte. “The more you have, the more responsibility you have to give to others,” Halton says. “I think it’s important to help folks who don’t have what I have. I wish I could do more.”
She is a strong supporter of children with learning differences and Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Disorder and is thrilled to be able to support schools that help students reach their potential.