Grades: PK-12 | 1185 students
Ravenscroft serves students in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 and is divided into three divisions: Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School, each with individual directors. The enrollment of the School is approximately 1,190 students. The average student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1 and 23% diversity. International students attend and currently represent 13 countries.
Ravenscroft offers a college preparatory curriculum with 35 honors courses and 24 AP courses in the Upper School; 3 levels of math and 2 levels of Language Arts in the Middle School; differentiated instruction in the Lower School. Typically 100 percent of graduates pursue their education beyond the secondary level.
Ravenscroft is a Google Apps for Education school; all students in grades 3-12 are provided with Google Apps accounts. Google Chromebooks are provided for all students in grades 7-12. A Digital Media Lab in the Middle School has Macs for audio, video, and photo production. PC computer labs are in all three divisions as well as both libraries.
Ravenscroft is the only school in the world with a Pre-K-grade 12 leadership program developed in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership. Student Council begins at first grade; Honor Council in Middle and Upper School. In this photo, Ravens Guides, which are Upper School students, visit a Middle School group to discuss age-appropriate topics.
Daily Physical Education (P.E.) for all students in grades 1-9, with an experienced faculty to guide them. All P.E. classes enjoy swimming during the year, and Middle School benefits from same-gender P.E. classes. With 53 competitive teams in 25 sports at the Middle School, JV, and varsity level, Ravenscroft has over 80 percent of students who participate in sports.
Violin instruction begins in Kindergarten; private lessons and studios available in the Lower School; General Music and Drama offered at all Lower School grades; Two Art teachers and studios dedicated to Lower School. Extensive Fine Arts electives, like AP Art History or Fundamentals of Stagecraft, offered in Middle and Upper School. And our faculty are professionally trained.
Ravenscroft School is located on a beautiful 127 acre campus in north Raleigh. The school serves Prekindergarten to grade 12 and is a coed, college preparatory day school with 1185 students.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003|
|Total Students||1185 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||180 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||25 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average SAT score||1284|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 17 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||$9,940 to $22,650|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Margaret Mills|
|Admissions Associate||Meredith Secosky|
|Total Sports Offered||15 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Field Hockey, Football,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
- The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world. Ravenscroft enjoys a rich legacy of educating outstanding students in academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership. Founded in 1862, our School has always been an institution that values the unique interests and abilities of our students and challenges them to become globally aware citizens. Our values ground our School, programs, and initiatives in the most important aspects of the Ravenscroft community - people and their collective growth. They reflect our legacy of excellence with an inspired commitment to the future.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
CaryGrades: 6-12 | 753 students
1500 N Harrison Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
RaleighGrades: K-12 | 883 students
5500 Wake Academy Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
RaleighGrades: PK-12 | 1466 students
7300 Perry Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
DurhamGrades: PK-12 | 1202 students
3501 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705
RaleighGrades: NS-9 | 372 students
7005 Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615