The O’Neal School provides a safe, nurturing environment for those choosing a college preparatory private school education.  An early childhood education curriculum starting at the preschool level progresses through kindergarten and elementary school grades.  In pre-kindergarten through middle school and even in the high school division, students are happy, enriched, stimulated and challenged as the school provides a healthy platform for learning, character development and overall strength of mind and body.  O’Neal is a community built on trust.  Everyone contributes to the distinction of the educational experience.  In classrooms, sports and arts, summer camps or even swimming lessons, dedicated members of the O’Neal community focus on every student, every day. 

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  • Lost in the Library: On Research and Patience

    Ryan Staude, PhD - Middle School History Teacher
    “Where do I start?” This question has been posed to me scores of times over the years where I have taught a basic research methodologies class. Students spend several months producing a substantial research paper which usually numbers around 20-25 pages. At the start of the year, students express doubt that they will be able to produce such a lengthy piece of writing. As the year progresses most end up asking if the final product can be longer than 25 pages. It is not a new found passion for writing which prompts the query, but rather the treasure trove of information they have amassed through research.
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Situated on a 40-acre campus in Moore County, NC, The O’Neal School serves families in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Sanford, West End, Aberdeen, and the surrounding areas. The School is one of few educational institutions among Moore County Schools that is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) – qualified for membership through its dual accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Whether considering an education in public schools, private schools, homeschooling, or charter schools, O’Neal is worth a visit.
Serving Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Sanford, West End, Aberdeen, and areas surrounding Moore County, NC.


The O’Neal School
3300 Airport Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
910.692.6920

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