WE ARE BRIDGING THE OPPORTUNITY GAPWelcome to The Nest Academy
Where we educate, empower, and enrich Charlotte’s refugee, immigrant, underprivileged, and at-risk children to become first-generation graduates.
Head of School: MC Hildreth
Registration and Enrollment
News & Events
Help “Build our Nest” Campaign will open soon. We have some exciting news to share about what is happening in the near future.
Programs & Facilities
The Nest partners with Eagle Bus Service and Movement School Eastland to provide convenient cluster meeting points. We do not provide door-to-door service. Cluster meeting points are preferable because they minimize the time students spend on the bus and the pick-up and drop-off times are consistent each day. To Learn More Visit Transportation Portal Here.
We are currently fully staffed check back for openings.
give to the Nest
- The Annual Campaign
- Scholarship Fund
- Gifts of Cash
- Gifts of Stock
- Matching Gifts
- Planned Giving
- Endowment Funds
The Nest Academy’s annual campaign program is the easiest and most impactful way to support The Nest Academy. All funds raised during this annual campaign support the operating budget, allowing us to offer competitive salaries to faculty, sustain and update existing curricula, offer scholarships and financial assistance to every student, food, transportation, and all operating aspects.
Our students come to The Nest from area public schools and would never be able to attend a private school like The Nest. Your gift to the scholarship fund will help those students who want and need to be at The Nest Academy.
An outright cash gift or payment on a multi-year pledge can be made by check or by donating online with a credit card. This gives the donor an income tax charitable deduction in the year each gift or pledge installment is paid.
Send Check to: The Nest at The Simmons YMCA 6824 Democracy Drive Charlotte, NC 28212
A gift of stock may provide a significant tax advantage for a donor. stocks that have significantly increased in value are excellent gifts to make to The Nest Academy. The school realizes the stock’s total market value, and the donor receives a charitable deduction for the total fair market value of the stock. Please discuss the potential benefits with your tax advisor before making the gift. To complete the transaction, please get in touch with us for necessary information.
Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions their employees make. Contact your Human Resources department to determine if your company will match your gift.
Making a planned gift is an excellent way to show your support and appreciation for The Nest Academy and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance or to discuss your ways to give.
Gifts toward endowment support the long-term sustainability of the school. While the principal is kept intact, a portion of interest income is utilized to support operations yearly. Continued endowment growth helps the school maintain reasonable tuition levels while providing excellent programs and exceptional faculty and staff. If you would like to talk about this gift further, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Nest Pillars
Our students come from all over the world and now call East Charlotte home. We understand that diversity is what makes our city so special. Honoring diversity is vital to strengthening our community. Our students and their families’ cultural and ethnic diversity is honored and celebrated at The Nest.
Every child has the right to be seen, heard, understood and belong. When children feel a sense of belonging in a safe, inclusive, and loving community, they have the freedom to live their true and authentic selves.
At The Nest, we have seen how greatly a loving support system deeply affect student success.
We believe that respect is essential in building the relationship necessary to educate a child. When in an authentic, safe environment students’ sense of confidence, security and trust grow, fostering the power to teach and for them to learn. We model and encourage respect, trust and acceptance and honor.
We believe that true learning is a liberatory practice. We encourage curiosity, connection, and foster an appreciation and love of learning in all our students. We are actively filling in the educational gaps of our students.
at the nest
Wings are repaired. Hope is restored. Dreams are reimagined. Courage and strength are rebuilt to take flight onto new horizons.
6824 Democracy Dr.
Charlotte NC, 28212
M-TH: 7:45am – 3pm
Friday 7:45am -12:00pm
Our Founder & Head of School
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Tuesday, September 6, 2023
First Day of School
Tuesday, DECEMBER 19, 2023
Christmas Around the World Brunch Event
Dec 20, 2023 - Jan 3, 2024
Mar 29, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
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6824 Democracy Dr.
Charlotte NC, 28212
Monday-Thursday: 7:45am - 3:00pm
Friday : 7:45am - 12:00 pm