Who We Are

Rocky Mount Preparatory School is a tuition-free public charter school founded in 1997 by local business leaders. Their goal is to provide a rigorous, world-class education designed to prepare scholars from all backgrounds for success in college, career, and life. 

Our Scholars

From its inception, the school’s founders have embraced the principles that all children can learn and that every scholar should be challenged to reach his or her maximum potential.

Parents across nine eastern North Carolina counties have made the choice for Rocky Mount Prep to teach and guide their young scholars.​Today, RMP educates over 1,000 scholars from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Commitment to Excellence

Rocky Mount Prep is not just a school; it is a mindset and a set of beliefs. As a public charter school, we are a school of choice. No one is assigned or forced to attend here. Choosing to be a part of this school is a life decision. The right to be called a Rocky Mount Prep Scholar is an honor and a privilege, and it is not always easy. It requires a devout commitment to excellence in academics and behavior—because we don’t believe in shortcuts or excuses.

Our Mission

Rocky Mount Prep will educate, equip, and empower each scholar to excel academically by providing equitable learning opportunities and collaborating with families and communities.

Our Vision

Rocky Mount Prep will provide each scholar with exposure and experiences that will prepare them for college and career opportunities in the future.

Core Values

  • Achievement
  • Commitment
  • Equity
  • Integrity 
  • Teamwork

Our Expectations

Be respectful. Be responsible. Be prepared. Be a learner. Listen and follow directions.

Whole Child Model

Rocky Mount Prep teaches and supports the whole child through the four pillars of our mission:

Educate. Equip. Empower. Excel!

We believe that "whole children" make up "whole families," which make up "whole communities."

Whole Child Model
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