Member of the NC Community College System

Both curriculum (college credit) and continuing education (non-credit) classes and programs are offered for individuals with varied educational needs and backgrounds using both traditional (classroom) settings and non-traditional instructional methods. Courses are taught day and evening throughout the year both on and off the main campus in Pinehurst, N.C.

Curriculum (College Credit) Programs

Continuing Education (Non-credit) Programs

For more information, view the Sandhills Community Contact list or visit their website.

There are currently 418 students attending The O’Neal School. They come from various socio-economic backgrounds and reside primarily in Moore, Lee, Richmond, Montgomery, Hoke and Scotland counties. The average class size is 15. Classes begin at 8:10 am with dismissal at 3:15 pm. Grading periods are based on trimesters.


The Lower School - Grades Pre-K3 - 5

The Middle School - Grades 6 - 8

The Upper School - Grades 9 - 12

The best way to appreciate The O’Neal School is to visit the campus. Call (910) 692-6920 Ext. 103 with questions or to request an Admissions Packet. You can also request an Admissions Packet online and they will mail one to you. 

The O'Neal School -  College Preparatory School

The O’Neal School, founded in 1971, has been providing an outstanding college-preparatory independent school education for over 40 years.

O’Neal is accredited jointly by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Active memberships are held in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), the Cum Laude Society, the National Honor Society, and Tuition Aid/Data Services (TADS).

The O’Neal School has 54 faculty members. 74% have completed post graduate studies.

Moore County school areas

​Area 1

​Union Pines High (9-12) - Cameron
New Century Middle (6-8) - Cameron
Cameron Elementary (K-5) - Cameron
Carthage Elementary (K-5) - Carthage
Crain's Creek Middle (6-8) - Carthage
Sandhills Farm Life Elementary (K-5) - Carthage
Vass-Lakeview Elementary (K-5) - Vass
Pinckney Academy (tech/alt.) - Carthage


North Moore High (9-12) - Robbins
​Elise Middle (6-8) - Robbins
Highfalls Elementary (K-8) - Highfalls
Robbins Elementary (K-5) - Robbins
Westmoore Elementary (K-8) - Seagrove


Pinecrest High (9-12) - Southern Pines
Southern Middle (6-8) - Aberdeen
Aberdeen Elementary (3-5) - Aberdeen
Aberdeen Primary (K-2) - Aberdeen
Southern Pines Elementary (3-5) - Southern PinesSouthern Pines Primary (K-2) - Southern Pines
West Pine Elementary (K-5) - West End
West Pine Middle (6-8) - West End
West End Elementary (K-5) - West End
Pinehurst Elementary (K-5) - Pinehurst

Moore County Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum K-12 that includes workforce development, programs for special needs and gifted students and arts education. All three high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement course, as well as other academically challenging opportunities for all students. ​The district's students have consistently met or exceeded growth expectations in the state's "ABCs" accountability program. In addition, the district's 2011 SAT average of 1025 exceeded the national average by 14 points and the state average by 24 points. Moore County Schools supports the efforts of teachers pursuing National Board Certification.Moore County, North Carolina, is economically diverse and noted for its high quality of life. Although agriculture has always played an important part in the county's economics, today's major industries include tourism, health care, and education. Pinehurst, home of the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open Golf Championships, is world renowned for golf and recreation.Sandhills Community College, the first community college in the state, is recognized as one of the premier community colleges in the nation.
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