School Profile

About Pine Springs Preparatory Academy

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy is a K-8 charter school that has been granted approval to open by the NC State Board of Education. The school opened as a K-6 school in the first year, and added a grade level per year thereafter through 8th grade. Pine Springs Prep will provide families in Holly Springs and surrounding communities a high-quality education option.

Our founders came together with the goal of providing a unique opportunity for students interested in an innovative educational program that integrates an experiential-based program with a rigorous and relevant education that will allow students to develop and apply skills needed for success in the 21st century. This model has four key design elements that will provide students with a foundation for success: authentic learning, collaboration, a nurturing environment, and technology skills.

  Womble_Christina_29A2851 (1) Head of School – Ms. Christina Womble

The Board of Directors of Pine Springs Prep is thrilled to announce that Christina Womble is the Head of School for Pine Springs Prep.  Ms. Womble brings a wealth of experience in leading successful schools, building community support, parental engagement, and involvement, and ensuring that every student is provided the resources and support that they need for academic and personal growth.  She was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and has was awarded the Head of Class Award at two schools she led during her previous tenure.  Ms. Womble is a North Carolina native and passionate about high-quality community schools!



Principal/Academic Dean – Ms. Stephanie Needham

The Board of Directors of Pine Springs Prep is excited to announce that Stephanie Needham is the School Principal and Academic Dean.  Ms. Needham is a skilled instructional leader and brings a wealth of experience with curriculum design to Pine Springs Prep. She has a proven track record of success. Ms. Needham was identified in the top 25% of NC educators for student performance growth on reading achievement by North Carolina effectiveness standards. She is eager to drive high academic achievement at Pine Springs Prep!


Our Mission Statement

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy is dedicated to improving the lives of its students by providing authentic learning experiences in a collaborative, nurturing environment that will build a foundation for students’ success in school, career, and in life.