Cambridge at CMS

UNC Systems accept an E or better 

for all graduating seniors this year! 


We are so excited that you are interested in Cambridge. This is an interesting time for CMS Cambridge. There are two ways for our students to participate in program. There is the traditional way: living within the boundaries of one of our already established Cambridge International Schools or by taking part in the School Choice Magnet Lottery and being a part of our only Cambridge Magnet School at Garinger High School and Eastway Middle. 

Our neighborhood schools include: Hopewell High School, Francis Bradley Middle School, Mountain Island Lake Academy, Barnette Elementary, Long Creek Elementary, Torrence Creek Elementary, Grand Oak Elementary; West Mecklenburg High School, Coulwood STEM Academy, Chambers High School, Palisades High School, and Independence High School. Check your home school boundary to see if one of these is your school. 

If you don't live in one of these neighborhood schools, don't panic! Garinger and Eastway will be magnets next year and are in the process of becoming Cambridge Schools! So excited for this new way of offering Cambridge. 

All elementary schools and middle schools are full Cambridge, with middle schools offering additional Cambridge honors courses in math, science, and English. Students in high school with a C may register for IGCSE (honors level) course and AS/A (college level) courses when registering. There are no applications to participate in this program. I look forward to welcoming you at one of our many schools. 

Stephanie Kelso

Cambridge Specialist, CMS 


Students Say

Parents Say

What Does Cambridge Have to Offer?

A Visit From the United Kingdom

Please view pictures of the visit below.

We were recently visited by Rod Smith, Group Managing Director for Cambridge. His visit took place at Torrence Creek Elementary, where students greeted him with information regarding Torrence Creek. He visited the Science Lab and their STEM lab. He was impressed with both and enjoyed the level of rigor and problem solving he saw in both. Mr. Smith was able to visit several classrooms to see how we are utilizing the Cambridge philosophies. we transitioned to Hopewell High School, where he was met by district leadership and a host of Hopewell students and faculty.  The visit centered around classroom visits and discussions with students, teachers, and administrators. Mr. Smith was able to see every part of the CMS Cambridge Program. This is our third visit from Cambridge UK leadership as well as our Cambridge North American leadership, Mark Cavone, Regional Director, Heather Tsonopoulos, Deputy Regional Director, Program Management and Strategic Communications and Gia Kaul, Schools Development Manager. 

New Study Finds That Cambridge Graduates Succeed in University at High Rate.

Click on the button below to read the study that shows how a Cambridge education can make a difference after high school.

What Are Universities Saying about Cambridge? Check Out the Videos Below:

What students are thinking around the world?

University Recognition Page 

Click the button below to see what universities and colleges accept Cambridge Credit

North Carolina Student Receives Top in the Country Result in Cambridge International Exam; 19 Students Receive Additional Honors

The Cambridge Scholar Awards celebrate students who have shown exemplary achievement in Cambridge International exams, which are taken by students in over 160 countries around the world.

Cambridge is excited to honor one Charlotte-Mecklenburg student, Sophia Reese, who earned a Top in the Country Award by achieving the highest standard mark in the United States in Cambridge AS-Level Sociology. In addition, 17 other students from the district were honored with Scholar Awards, including those with Merit and Distinction which recognize different tiers of strong performance across three Cambridge exams.

Top Student in the US

 Sophia Maria Reese 

Cambridge Scholar Award Recipients 

Annamarie Madalynne Pape Annika Sofia Kullstam

John Michael Kish                               Lilian Mae Hoblet

Marie  Wollersheim Mia  Faulmann

Mindy  Wen Rachel Marie Heggie

Riley Elizabeth Batignani Ava Elizabeth Humphries

Bayley Joann Schaefer Camryn Rose Bachofner

Ella Grace Ritter Kayla  Pham

Kian Roland Fannin Natalie  Morales

Nicholas Scott McDonough