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Make Education & Learning a Priority

Rowan is proud to provide several leading educational opportunities and options for everyone.

Early-Child Development Opportunities

Partners in Learning is a five-star, nationally accredited childcare center in the area that specializes in helping children reach their fullest potential, no matter their income or ability level. The focus on early-child development does not stop there. Countless organizations and community groups provide services and care for young children in Rowan County. Parents seeking early learning and support for their child should connect with organizations such as Smart Start Rowan, Salisbury Rowan Headstart, St. John’s Child Development Center, and Cornerstone Child Development Centers just to name a few.

Educational Resources & Programs

Be sure to look into the learning opportunities for children birth to twelve grade through the Rowan Public Library such as Baby-Toddler Time at the branch headquarters in downtown Salisbury and free online classes for all ages.

PreK-12 School Districts

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is North Carolina’s first and only Renewal School District and is utilizing flexibilities in the budget, calendar, curriculum, and personnel to transform the outcomes of their students, and ultimately, the community. The school system was designated a District to Watch by Education Drive in 2020.

Colleges & Continuing Education

Rowan County is home of four colleges including Catawba College, Livingstone College, Hood Theological Seminary and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Each college offers many different programs, majors, minors, and extracurricular activities for everyone to create their own original path to success.

Meet the originals that make Rowan a great place to learn!

Daniel & Michelle Lancaster

Christians, Entrepreneurs, Family-Oriented, Hard Working
Relocated from Georgia and Rowan County Native

“Rowan County is filled with citizens who care about the well-being and success of their neighbors. There is something here for everyone. We think Rowan County is the best place to live regardless of what phase of life you are entering!”

Madison Sides White

Believer, Educator, Motivator, Dreamer
Rowan County Native

“I think the authentic commitment to Rowan County is like nowhere else. People may venture away for a short time, but they always tend to come home and give back locally. That is extremely special.”

Karina Reyes

Teacher, Knollwood Elementary School
Native of Dallas, TX

“From a very young age, my dream was to become a teacher,” she says. “I was able to achieve that without having to leave home by attending Catawba College. I have a passion for working with kids and being that ‘missing representation’ that I didn’t have when I was growing up.”

Allison Doby

Salisbury Academy, Director of Admissions
Part-time Teacher of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Rowan County Native

“I have everything I need right here,” she says. “Our small-town feel with big-city offerings makes for a wonderful place to raise a family. I have seen first-hand that when people move to Rowan County, they become invested and work to make it even better.”