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. 

Why O'Neal?

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  • The O'Neal Community

    Lt. Col. John Samples
    As a parent, you hope that in your absence, your children will always do what is right. That takes on a great many perspectives: They will always be polite. They will always do what they should do vice what they want to do. They will put themselves in a position of success vice a position to struggle. They will always take care of their mother. As our children get older, they have more and more requirements that pull them away from their parental watch. We must rely then, on the training and guidance that we as parents have given them. We are left in a precarious position: hope that we have prepared our children to face the world and all of the obstacles that exist. My, oh my, there are many sleepless hours wondering if we parents have done enough.

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O'Neal Faculty Thoughts

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  • The Power of Why

    Julia Ambersley, Second Grade Teacher
    Why is it sometimes difficult to appreciate the value of questions? Why do adults often cut short discussions that allow us to get to an answer?  Why is having the right answer the only goal? How can we welcome the process of learning, of questioning? Children, by nature, are questioners, but at what point do we stop asking so many questions? Think back to when your child was a toddler. Did it seem that they would never tire of asking “Why?” How do we encourage children to always question the world around them, to always ask “Why?” 
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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

Visit our private school Facebook for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school photos.   Google+ offers a glimpse of private school life including preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school.   Follow Twitter to keep up with high school activities including athletic tournaments and sports scores.   Middle school students are prideful of postings on Instagram and become energetically engaged as a result.   Subscribe to YouTube for musical performances, convocations, commencements, and other events at The O'Neal School.
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The O'Neal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.