Hot lunch ordering is available for the upcoming month from the 1st - 15th of the current month.


Kindergarten: 10:15-10:40
1st Grade: 11:15-11:40
2nd Grade: 11:55-12:25
3rd Grade: 1:10-1:35
4th Grade: 1:05-1:30
5th Grade: 11:00-11:30

Middle School Lunch Times Include PA

6th Grade: 11:38 - 12:18
7th Grade: 11:38 - 12:18
8th Grade: 11:38 - 12:18
9th Grade:   TBD



Socrates Academy does not have a traditional cafeteria program so lunches must be brought from home. An alternative to bringing lunch is to order from our Hot Lunch Menu. Hot Lunch is prepared off site and brought in to the scholars and must be ordered 2-4 weeks in advance. Learn more about Hot Lunch HERE.


Students walk from their classroom to lunch each day with their class and eat in the cafeteria with their teacher.


Students are not permitted to share food.


Students are not permitted to bring soda in their lunches.


Students may not be pulled from class during instruction to have lunch with a sibling unless their lunch schedule is the same.


The Discipline Policy/Code of Conduct applies to all student actions during lunch


Socrates Academy provides a table in the cafeteria that is to be kept free of the type of allergen(s) that impact the
identified student(s). While this table is available to the identified student(s), they are not be required to eat only at this table.


Snacks may be purchased from the Hot Lunch counter with cash only. Items for purchase include, but are not limited to, chips, drinks, muffins and fruit.

Forgotten lunches should be brought to the Middle School building and placed on the stage. Students are taught to check the stage for their lunch before calling home.


If a student has forgotten their lunch and a parent is unable to be reached, they are able to purchase food items (not hot lunch from vendors)" with credit from the Hot Lunch counter. The student will need to bring cash money for payment the next day.

Any family members visiting during lunch, must sign in with a license at either office. Please meet your child in the cafeteria, not in the classroom. 


We ask that parents do not join younger students for lunch during the first two weeks of school, as it can be upsetting to the student when the family member leaves after lunch.

If a parent wishes to send in a treat for their child’s birthday, they may coordinate with the homeroom teacher about a time for the treat to be brought to school. It is the policy of Socrates Academy that all food provided for consumption of our scholars must be commercially prepared, with the ingredient label visible. Our allergy management policy can be found HERE

Volunteers are needed to work behind the Hot Lunch counter and also in the main cafeteria area. If you would like to volunteer during lunches, please check the volunteer section at the bottom of the Socrates Connection for the sign up.


In order for the process to operate efficiently and enable the school to continue the hot lunch program, the following guidelines must be observed. 


To Set Up an Account

  1. Go to

  2. Click on the “Create New Account"

  3. Enter the School ID: 278SANC

  4. Follow the remaining directions

  5. You MUST complete the payment information to place your order.

  6. A checking account, debit card or credit card will be needed to complete the payment information

  7. Contact Daniese Ingram at with your student's name and teacher name to be added to the appropriate lunch group.  If you skip this step, you will only be able to order sides and drinks.


To Receive Email Notifications and Alerts

  1. Go to

  2. Go to "your account" (it is on the left side panel)

  3. Click on "update my info"

  4. Check the box at the bottom of the page "yes, send me online news and notifications"



Menus are online the 1st - 10th of every month.  Once the ordering period is closed, you will not be able to place your order; we are unable to accept any late orders.  Any orders that have not been paid for by the end of the ordering period will be deleted and not processed.



We are now accepting debit and credit card payments through PayPal that includes a $3.00 processing fee. In order for your debit/credit card information to be stored, you will have to sign up for a FREE PayPal account.  However, you may choose to input your information each time. If you do not want to pay through PayPal, please contact me at or 704.756.3205 (TEXT ONLY) for other possible options.



  • You must EMAIL Daniese Ingram at by 8:00 a.m. the day before your scholar is absent to receive a credit.

  • If a prepaid lunch is canceled with approval, you will be notified and your account will be credited for the following month. 

  • We cannot give a students lunch to another student or sibling if they are absent or do not pick up their lunch.

  • You may pick up your absent student's lunch 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m..

  • if there is a school shut down with less than 24 hours' notice, no credits/refunds will be issued because the vendors must be paid


Refunds & Returns

Hot lunch will not be served on an alternate day if we are out of school for ½ days, teacher work days or inclement weather. 

If your payment is returned to us, you will be subject to a $35.00 per incident fee and all monies owed must be paid before another order will be accepted.


Cash Sales

Items for cash sale, (cereals, drinks and "side/snack") are available. If you do not want your student to purchase items with cash, you must contact me at with this information.

Questions & Contact

Daniese Ingram

704.756.3205 (TEXT ONLY).