O’Neal is a college preparatory private school in Moore County NC serving families in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Sanford, West End, Aberdeen, and the surrounding areas. The safe, nurturing environment provided offers a highly recognized early childhood education for preschool level students continuing through kindergarten and elementary school grades. Its mission is the cultivation of academic excellence, character development, and physical well-being from prekindergarten to middle school and through the high school division. 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.