Oldest Private Preschools in North Carolina

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  • The average private preschool in North Carolina was founded around 1983 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private preschools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private preschool in North Carolina is Ravenscroft, founded in 1862.

Oldest Private Preschools in North Carolina (2019-20)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Ravenscroft
    Ravenscroft Photo - Founded in 1862, Ravenscroft has a 135-acre campus nestled in the heart of North Raleigh. Our extraordinary facilities include: dedicated library for Lower School; Middle and Upper School Library & Technology Center; Fine Arts Center with a gallery space, a 460-seat theatre and a 200-seat flexible performance space; 13 science labs; a 350-seat Dining Hall; and a Health Center.
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: PK-127409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919)847-0900

  • Rank: #22.
    St. Mary Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: PK-8217 South 4th St.
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910)762-5491

  • Rank: #33.
    Concordia Christian Day School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-8215 5th Avenue SE
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828)464-3011

  • Rank: #44.
    St Paul Catholic School
    St Paul Catholic School Photo - Art Class is fun!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-83007 Country Club Rd
    New Bern, NC 28562
    (252)633-0100

  • Rank: #55.
    Immaculata Catholic School
    Immaculata Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: PK-8721 Burch Avenue
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919)682-5847

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Durham Academy
    Founding Date: 1933
    Grades: PK-123501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)493-5787

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Summit School Inc
    Summit School Inc Photo - Summit Library
    Founding Date: 1933
    Grades: NS-92100 Reynolda Rd
    Winston Salem, NC 27106
    (336)722-2777

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    St. Patrick School
    St. Patrick School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: NS-81620 Marlborough Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28304
    (910)323-1865

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Terra Ceia Christian School
    Terra Ceia Christian School Photo - The Knights of Terra Ceia.
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-124428 Christian School Rd
    Pantego, NC 27860
    (252)943-2485

  • Rank: #1010. Founding Date: 1941
    Grades: PK-121440 Carmel Road
    Charlotte, NC 28226
    (704)943-4530

  • Rank: #1111.
    St. Michael Catholic School
    St. Michael Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1942
    Grades: PK-8704 St. Michael's Lane
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704)865-4382

  • Rank: #1212.
    St Stephen Lutheran School
    St Stephen Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1943
    Grades: PK-82304 Springs Rd Ne
    Hickory, NC 28601
    (828)256-2166

  • Rank: #1313.
    Saint Peter Catholic School
    Saint Peter Catholic School Photo - Building the leaders of tomorrow upon the foundation of Christ since 1946
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1946
    Grades: PK-82606 E. 5th St.
    Greenville, NC 27858
    (252)752-3529

  • Rank: #14-1514.-15.
    Duke School
    Duke School Photo - Welcome to Duke School! Our students love learning; visit us and see why!
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: PK-83716 Erwin Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)416-9420

  • Rank: #14-1514.-15.
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic School
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: PK-84145 Johnson Street
    High Point, NC 27265
    (336)887-2613

  • Rank: #1616. Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: PK-84225 Shamrock Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28215
    (704)531-0067

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    Charlotte Christian School
    Charlotte Christian School Photo - The new upper school building opened in August of 2007.
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-127301 Sardis Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270
    (704)366-5657

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    Salem Baptist Christian School
    Salem Baptist Christian School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-12429 S Broad St
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
    (336)725-6113

  • Rank: #1919.
    St Johns Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: PK-82415 Silas Creek Pkwy
    Winston Salem, NC 27103
    (336)725-1651

  • Rank: #2020.
    The Raleigh School
    The Raleigh School Photo - At the elementary school, we engage children's hands, hearts and minds every day — in the classroom as well as in our many outdoor spaces. Using an inquiry-based approach, our teachers help build critical and creative thinking skills.
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: NS-51141 Raleigh School Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    (919)546-0788

  • Rank: #2121.
    Our Lady Of Grace Catholic School
    Our Lady Of Grace Catholic School Photo - Welcome to Our Lady of Grace School in Greensboro, NC. For more information about our school, please contact us at (336) 275-1522! We'd be happy to have you visit with us.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: PK-8201 S. Chapman Street
    Greensboro, NC 27403
    (336)275-1522

  • Rank: #2222.
    St Ann Catholic School
    St Ann Catholic School Photo
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-5600 Hillside Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28209
    (704)525-4938

  • Rank: #2323.
    St Egbert Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: PK-51705 Evans Street
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252)726-3418

  • Rank: #2424.
    Our Lady Of Mercy School
    Our Lady Of Mercy School Photo - Our rigorous curriculum, which includes studying and analyzing Dickens and Shakespeare in 8th grade, prepares our students for any college-prep high school.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: NS-81730 Link Road
    Winston Salem, NC 27103
    (336)722-7204

  • Rank: #25-2625.-26.
    Asheville Christian Academy
    Asheville Christian Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: PK-1274 Riverwood Road
    Swannanoa, NC 28778
    (828)581-2200

  • Rank: #25-2625.-26.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: NS-84523 Six Forks Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919)787-3011

  • Rank: #27-2927.-29.
    Episcopal Day School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: NS-5340 E Massachusetts Ave
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (910)692-3492

  • Rank: #27-2927.-29.
    Holy Trinity Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: PK1601 Raeford Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28305
    (910)484-0250

  • Rank: #27-2927.-29.
    St. Anne's Parish Day School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: NS-2 711 Henderson Dr
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
    (910)347-0755

  • Rank: #3030.
    Winter Park Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: NS-PK4700 Wrightsville Avenue
    Wilmington, NC 28403
    (910)799-2029

  • Rank: #3131.
    Northside Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: NS-12333 Jeremiah Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    (704)599-9015

  • Rank: #3232.
    Carolina Friends School
    Carolina Friends School Photo - Interscholastic sports are available for Middle and Upper School students.
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1962
    Grades: NS-124809 Friends School Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)383-6602

  • Rank: #33-3433.-34.
    High Point Friends School
    High Point Friends School Photo - Science class at High Point Friends School
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: NS-8800-A Quaker Ln
    High Point, NC 27262
    (336)886-5516

  • Rank: #33-3433.-34.
    Woodland Baptist Christian School
    Woodland Baptist Christian School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: PK-121175 Bethania Rural Hall Rd
    Winston Salem, NC 27106
    (336)969-2088

  • Rank: #35-3635.-36. Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-121901 Dobbs Farm Road
    Kinston, NC 28504
    (252)522-4222

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