About

Our Campus

The O’Neal School is in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Just one hour southwest of the state’s capital, O’Neal is a highly reputed, independent, college preparatory day school of almost a half century that rests on a beautiful 40-acre campus. Our classrooms, studios and laboratories are outfitted with the latest in furnishings, technology and equipment to assist in providing the highest level of quality instruction.  In addition to our administrative, lower, middle and upper school buildings, O’Neal’s campus also houses an outdoor classroom, a 3D printing and technology lab, our athletic facilities (including an indoor aquatics facility, two full-size gyms, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, as well as a fully equipped sports performance room), a greenhouse, pond with research dock, library, art studios, clay room with kiln and our theater. Plans have been approved to develop our central campus which is slated to be completed in Fall 2021.

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  • Facilities Rentals

    To inquire about renting one of our facilities, please email Emma Morahan at emorahan@onealschool.org.
  • Registered Nurse on Campus

    The O’Neal School employs a full-time registered nurse to be on campus for the wellness of our school community. The nurse has a private office as well as an independent quarantine area.
  • School Security and Safety

    With its sprawling 40-acre campus and five buildings, The O’Neal School has taken great strides to improve security on campus, which in turn makes it a safer campus. Over the past couple of years, the Board has financed installing cameras in the buildings and implementing a card reader system for certain doors on campus enabling us to have all doors locked on campus all day. All staff and students, 5th grade through 12th grade, are issued ID badges with a FOB that enables them to get into the buildings and assists with knowing who belongs on campus during an emergency. The Board has also hired a full-time director of safety and security who walks campus and responds to any concerns. The School has also implemented a safety app that is installed on all faculty and staff phones. This safety app currently serves as our Covid-19 survey for each staff member and student that comes to campus each day. The app is also utilized for emergencies and drills such as fire, medical emergency, armed intruder, suspicious person, or need assistance with just a tap and a slide of their finger on the app. The app also contains written protocols for each situation that can be accessed easily, and is particularly useful for substitute teachers. As you can see, the safety of our staff and students is something that we here at O’Neal take very seriously.
  • Land of the Pines

    The O’Neal School is a private school nestled in the heart of the Sandhills with the towns of Southern Pines and Whispering Pines as well as the Village of Pinehurst surrounding in close proximity to our campus. 
     
    Only an hour south of the Raleigh-Durham area, you are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of a large metropolitan area, while still being close enough for accessibility.
     
    A short 33-mile commute to Fort Bragg, more than 25% of O'Neal's enrollment is comprised of students in military families. 
     
    The town of Southern Pines is home to several boutique restaurants and locally-owned shops, with a weekly farmers market of locally curated goods in the town's center.
     
    Neighboring Southern Pines, the Village of Pinehurst is home to the #1 golf course in North Carolina, Pinehurst No. 2, and has been ranked the safest city in North Carolina for several years. Ninety-nine percent of residents rate the overall quality of life as good or excellent and SmartTravel Tips has ranked the Village of Pinehurst as the #1 place to live in North Carolina.
     
    The area also hosts a diverse lineup of year-round culture and art activities ranging from The Carolina Philharmonic to Downtown Southern Pines' monthly 'First Friday' music and food celebrations.
 
    • Director of Safety and Security, Tim Wenzel

The O'Neal School admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law 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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.