Ravenscroft School

7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615-0276
     Tel: (919)847-0900
Grades: PK - 12 | 1185 students
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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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1862
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students 1185 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Ravenscroft School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 180 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1284
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes $12,600 to $20,335
% on Financial Aid 13%
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, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

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.

Profile last updated: 08/05/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Neuse Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Philip Lutheran Preschool (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Philip Lutheran Preschool (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RaleighSt Philip Lutheran Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    7304 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    RaleighNC 27615
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    0.2 mi | 87 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • RaleighJewish Academy Of Wake County
    7410 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    RaleighNC 27615
    0.3 mi | 19 students | Gr. KG-1                      
  • RaleighNeuse Christian Academy
    7600 Falls of Neuse Road
    RaleighNC 27615
    0.4 mi | 262 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • RaleighRaleigh Progressive School
    8604 Falls Of Neuse Rd Ste 104
    RaleighNC 27615
    1.1 mi | 25 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • Wake ForestThe Growing Child
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    260 Horizon Drive
    Wake ForestNC 27587
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.3 mi | 58 students | Gr. PK-K                      

School Reviews

0 days ago
We are finishing up our third year at Ravenscroft (K-2) and could not be happier with our choice in sending our son there. As a former private and public school teacher in NY & NC I can say with certainty that Ravenscroft is among the best of any school in either category. Ravenscroft has a very strong Fine Arts program, even in Lower School. What is most exciting is the new Lead From Here initiative that Ravenscroft is developing with the Center for Creative Leadership. I have seen many positive changes in my son as it relates to working with others through collaboration, communication and cooperation. The goal of the program is to intertwine leadership skills into their already rigorous academic program to produce a generation of citizen leaders who will be responsible for running an increasingly complex and diverse World. Other schools in the area have strong academics, some of them strong fine art, but none of them have a robust leadership program like Ravenscroft.
- Posted by Parent
2 weeks ago
Have two students in lower school and a third starting PreK in the fall. The new Lead From Here initiative is setting new standards in education, and the way it is being implemented at the elementary level at Ravenscroft is simply outstanding. This character and leadership curriculum combined with their already high-performing academic program and auxiliary services cannot be beaten in the Raleigh area. If you truly want to be a partner in your child's education and enjoy having a mutual language for discussing and cultivating excellence with faculty, staff, other parents, your children, and their friends, the Ravenscroft community will exceed all expectations.
- Posted by Parent
7 months ago
Very happy with my experience in lower, middle and now upper school. Great academics and develops the full child. New Leadership initiative is a transformative program that reaches throughout school and faculty. My kids are thriving and feel like they will be so well prepared for life and fro college.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Academics are very poor, not a priority at all Good drama, some art, Emphasis is on athletics - giving scholarships (with tuition money) to students who rarely go to class
- Posted by Parent

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