The Raleigh School

The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents, and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry, and respect.
Our preschool serves children from 18 months to five years of age.
Our elementary school includes two classes at each grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded 1952
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students 438 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Raleigh School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 16 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition is $10,825 for kindergarten through fifth grade. Preschool tuition varies by class.
Admissions Director Anu Mannar
Admissions Associate Irene Milewski


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Clubs, Chess Club, Science Olympiad Book Clubs, Chess Club, Science Olympiad,

School Notes:

  • At The Raleigh School, we engage children’s hands, hearts and minds each and every day.  Using an inquiry-based approach, our teachers help students develop critical and creative thinking skills that last a lifetime.   Our students love to come to school.  Each child is well-known and valued as an individual member within the school community.  Our parents choose The Raleigh School because they appreciate our outstanding veteran faculty and value the many opportunities to be engaged in their own child’s education.   
  • Please contact to request an admissions packet and to schedule a campus visit.

Profile last updated: 07/09/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Cardinal Gibbons High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is GRACE Christian School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is GRACE Christian School (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Raleigh
    Grades: 9-12 | 1240 students
    0.7 miles
    1401 Edwards Mill Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 734 students
    1 miles
    801 & 1101 Buck Jones Road
    Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-8 | 300 students
    2.1 miles
    3020 Ligon St
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Raleigh
    Grades: NS-6 | 109 students
    2.2 miles
    1215 Ridge Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-2 | 33 students
    2.2 miles
    608 Royal St
    Raleigh, NC 27607

School Reviews

I have 2 children at the Raleigh School and I could not be more pleased. It provides a nurturing environment which fosters creative learning and appreciation of cultural diversity. The faculty are approachable and have an impressive educational background. The school actually encourages parental involvement in the child's learning. The Head of School Mr. Bud Lichenstein joined the school from the New England and has done an outstanding job. I recommend the school without reservation . Dr's M.Alexander and Bobbie Gupta
- Posted by Parent, 10/08/15
My youngest son is in 5th grade and oldest son is a TRS graduate. The Raleigh School provides a safe, engaging environment for my children to explore learning and build a strong foundation. Never once have my children sad I do not want to go to school. I think that alone speaks volumes of the love of learning that The Raleigh School fosters. My eldest has moved on to another private school and has excelled in every way thanks to the strong skill set that The Raleigh School has provided. Invest in your child's early education, you will never regret it!
- Posted by Parent, 10/08/15
We are very happy with our choice to move our children from the public school system to The Raleigh School (TRS). While private school is a meaningful financial commitment, we believe it has been well worth the investment. Specifically, we love the vibrant and active community TRS fosters (across parents, students, and children), and also the foundations of diversity and respect the school fosters, which sums to us feeling that our children are extremely safe (physically and emotionally) at TRS. Academically, we are also pleased with the curriculum and believe our children will be well prepared for the next stage of their education.
- Posted by Parent, 10/08/15
I have had 4 children who have either graduated from or currently attending The Raleigh School. The most amazing thing about this is that my children were in an environment that has fostered a love of learning. Not only is the learning fun but the teachers allow the kids to be kids and use their own creativity. Respect and kindness is expected- not rewarded. No matter where they go to middle school I believe that TRS has set the foundation of how teachers should treat students and how people treat people. This is a foundation that is critical in the early years. No place is perfect- but its close...Love, love this school and feel so fortunate to be a part of it.
- Posted by Parent, 10/08/15

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The average private school tuition in Raleigh, NC is $10,008 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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