Duke School

Duke School is an independent preschool through eighth grade project-based school in Durham, NC. Duke School inspires learners to boldly and creatively shape their future.
It serves as a leading educational institution both within the Triangle and wider educational community.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 490 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5 / Jan. 12 / rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1947

Student Body

Total Students
490 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Duke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5 / Jan. 12 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is staggered based on grade level. The tuition above reflects our preschool tuition. Visit www.DukeSchool.org for more information.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Linda Vargas
Admissions Associate
Lucy Bradshaw

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
various clubs

Arts and Music Programs:
band, chorus, drama, fine arts

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 490 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5 / Jan. 12 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Durham, NC is $10,477 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).

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