Duke School

3716 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-0277
Tel: (919)416-9420
Grades: PK-8
WHAT WE DO Inspire learners to boldly and creatively shape their future.
IDEAS WE LIVE BY Learner-Centered Learners are the center of a dynamic and collaborative learning, inquiry, and discovery process.
Active Inquiry Intellectual curiosity through project-based learning propels learners to explore multiple paths to creative solutions.
Bold Thinkers A deep love of learning and respect for our community forms bold, critical thinkers for life.
WHY WE DO IT To prepare the next generation of problem solvers for our complex world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1947

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Average Class Size 22 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 6 / Jan. 13 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition is staggered based on grade level. The tuition above reflects our preschool tuition. Visit: http://www.dukeschool.org/apply/ds_affordability for more details.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director Linda Vargas
Admissions Associate Lucy Bradshaw

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. band, chorus, drama, fine arts, various clubs band, chorus, drama, fine arts, various clubs,

School Notes

  • Duke School today is nationally renowned. It serves as a leading educational institution both within the Triangle and wider educational community; its teaching methods continue as a model for both public and other independent schools, and its unique child-centered, project-based integrated curriculum continues to adapt to serve a variety of learning styles. The school has made a particular contribution to the Durham community by producing outstanding students who are independent learners, thinkers, and decision makers helping to create a better future both for Durham and communities beyond Durham. The school has also helped raise consciousness about education in the Durham community and provided the expertise of its extraordinary teachers for other local schools. With its outstanding faculty and staff, Duke School continues to move forward in the new millennium.
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The average private school tuition in Durham, NC is $7,481 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Durham, NC is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).