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Smilow Collegiate will be Mississippi's first elementary public charter school, serving scholars in grades K through 1st in the 2018-2019 academic year. Our school will share a campus with Smilow Prep on Northside Drive.


By the numbers





K-8 Grades by 2025



900 Scholars by 2025



Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley


For our Families


Policies & Resources

Smilow Collegiate does not follow the same inclement weather policy as JPS. In the event school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, every family will receive a phone call. Current information will also be posted on our Facebook and office voicemail.


Calendar & Events

Smilow Collegiate does not follow the same calendar as JPS.

Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley


A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Charles joins the RePublic team from Success Academy Bronx 4 Elementary School, where he served as an Assistant Principal developing teachers and helping children learn to read and do math at exceptionally high levels. Prior to leading with Success, Charles saw dramatic student achievement gains as a teacher, first in Nashville, and then, upon completion of his Master’s degree at Trevecca Nazarene University, with the KIPP network in New Jersey. Charles has taught and led at both the elementary school and middle school level, and completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, where he earned a double major in Elementary Education and Child Studies.

In his free time, Charles enjoys reading fiction novels, eating great food, and listening to great music. He also likes to see stage plays, play soccer for fun, and catch up on HGTV. Charles is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.