Top 20 Best North Carolina Private Daycares & Preschools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 497 private daycares & preschools serving 91,472 students in North Carolina.
The top ranked private daycares & preschools in North Carolina include Asheville Christian Academy, Cape Fear Academy and Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill.
The average tuition cost is $8,610, which is lower than the North Carolina average tuition cost of $10,347.
55% of private daycares & preschools in North Carolina are religiously affiliated (most commonly Baptist and Christian). Learn more about how daycare centers and preschools work.

Top Ranked North Carolina Private Daycares & Preschools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Raleigh Day School
Raleigh Day School Photo
Waldorf School
(10)
1725 N New Hope Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 238-9201
Grades: PK-4
| 32 students
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.
(13)
1141 Raleigh School Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 546-0788
Grades: NS-5
| 404 students
Trinity Academy
Trinity Academy Photo - Innovative Classical Learning in an Authentic Christian Community
(Christian)
(3)
10224 Baileywick Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 786-0114
Grades: PK-12
| 536 students
Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill Photo - At Trinity School we are convinced that a vibrant Christian faith draws forth a rich and deep education. The Christian education we offer here involves the education of the whole person, created in God's image: We honor the life of the mind through the pursuit of deep understandings. We are a place where bright minds and open hearts meet.
(Christian)
(4)
4011 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 402-8262
Grades: PK-12
| 583 students
10200 Strickland Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-3120
Grades: PK-5
| 154 students
130 Towne Village Dr
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 319-9622
Grades: PK-8
| 204 students
Hillsborough Christian Academy
Hillsborough Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(3)
121 Orange High School Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-0888
Grades: NS-9
| 147 students
Pinewoods Montessori Schoolcorp
Pinewoods Montessori Schoolcorp Photo - An elementary student doing her math work using Montessori materials. The Montessori math curriculum includes using concrete methods of learning abstract concepts.
Montessori School
(16)
109 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 644-2090
Grades: PK-6
| 148 students
Resurrection Lutheran School
Resurrection Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
100 W Lochmere Dr
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 851-7271
Grades: PK-8
| 183 students
Salisbury Academy
Salisbury Academy Photo
(13)
2210 Jake Alexander Blvd N
Salisbury, NC 28147
(704) 636-3002
Grades: NS-12
| 217 students
Adventist Christian Academy
Adventist Christian Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
4601 Emory Lane
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 366-4351
Grades: PK-8
| 80 students
Adventist Christian Academy of Raleigh
Adventist Christian Academy of Raleigh Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(10)
4805 Dillard Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-1300
Grades: PK-10
| 109 students
Al-iman School
Al-iman School Photo - Al-Iman School Elementary Building
(Islamic)
3020 Ligon St
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 821-1699
Grades: PK-8
| 279 students
Alamance Christian School
Alamance Christian School Photo
(Christian)
1336 Townbranch Rd
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 578-0318
Grades: NS-12
| 487 students
Anami Montessori School
Anami Montessori School Photo - Anami Montessori School is currently celebrating its 32nd year of educating children and families, using the Montessori philosophy. We have monthly open houses on our website and encourage you to sign up or call us if interested in more information.
Montessori School
2901 Archdale Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 556-0042
Grades: PK-6
| 70 students
1901 Dobbs Farm Road
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 522-4222
Grades: PK-12
| 727 students
Asheville Christian Academy
Asheville Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
74 Riverwood Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 581-2200
Grades: PK-12
| 711 students
Atlas International School
Atlas International School Photo - Spring Fling 2019 at Atlas School. In addition to a strong emphasis on health (two recesses a day and no sugar on site), we have a 6:1 student to teacher ratio!
(7)
4112 Garland Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 623-2323
Grades: NS-8
| 60 students
Berean Baptist Academy
Berean Baptist Academy Photo - Berean Baptist Academy - Main Building
(Baptist)
(2)
518 Glensford Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28314
(910) 868-2511
Grades: PK-12
| 555 students
Bethel Christian Academy
Bethel Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
1936 Banks School Rd
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 522-4636
Grades: PK-12
| 347 students
Blue Ridge Montessori School
Blue Ridge Montessori School Photo - Blue Ridge Montessori School
Montessori School
(1)
38 Sycamore Road
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 281-0505
Grades: NS
| 20 students
Bnai Shalom Day School
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
(1)
804-A Winview Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 855-5091
Grades: NS-8
| 150 students
Bradford Academy
Bradford Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
939 S Third Std Ext
Mebane, NC 27302
(919) 563-9001
Grades: PK-12
| 264 students
Burlington Christian Academy
Burlington Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
621 Sixth Street
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 227-0288
Grades: PK-12
| 885 students
The Burlington School
The Burlington School Photo - Our Upper School Choral Singers in Vienna, Austria, where they observed foreign art and culture, and sang before an international audience!
(8)
1615 Greenwood Terrace
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 228-0296
Grades: PK-12
| 385 students
Caldwell Academy
Caldwell Academy Photo - Caldwell Academy
(Christian)
(19)
2900 Horse Pen Creek Rd
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 665-1161
Grades: PK-12
| 535 students
Calvary Child Dvlpment Center
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
5801 Pineville Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 341-5361
Grades: PK-K
| 375 students
Calvary Christian School
(Baptist)
536 S Main St
King, NC 27021
(336) 983-3743
Grades: PK-12
| 294 students
Calvary Day School
Calvary Day School Photo
(Baptist)
(3)
134 S. Peace Haven Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 765-5546
Grades: PK-12
| 990 students
Cannon School
Cannon School Photo
5801 Poplar Tent Rd
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 786-8171
Grades: PK-12
| 1,039 students
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury School's mission is to develop the whole child by challenging the mind and nourishing the spirit in a diverse community guided by Judeo-Christian values. Our motto is To Learn, To Love, To Serve: To Live.
(Episcopal)
(4)
5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro, NC 27455
(336) 288-2007
Grades: NS-8
| 318 students
Cape Fear Academy
Cape Fear Academy Photo
(4)
3900 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 791-0287
Grades: NS-12
| 717 students
138 Erwin Chapel Rd
Erwin, NC 28339
(910) 897-5423
Grades: NS-12
| 398 students
Carolina Christian Academy
(Christian)
(1)
367 Academy Dr
Thomasville, NC 27360
(336) 472-8950
Grades: PK-12
| 160 students
Carolina Christian School
(Presbyterian)
406 Renee Ford Road
Locust, NC 28097
(704) 888-4332
Grades: NS-12
| 281 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private daycares & preschools in North Carolina?
The top ranked private daycares & preschools in North Carolina include Asheville Christian Academy, Cape Fear Academy and Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill.
How many private daycares & preschools are located in North Carolina?
497 private daycares & preschools are located in North Carolina.
How much do private daycares & preschools cost in North Carolina?
The average tuition cost is $8,610, which is lower than the North Carolina private school average tuition cost of $10,347.
How diverse are private daycares & preschools in North Carolina?
North Carolina private daycares & preschools are approximately 23% minority students, which is same as the North Carolina private school average of 23%.
What percentage of private daycares & preschools are religiously affiliated in North Carolina?
55% of private daycares & preschools in North Carolina are religiously affiliated (most commonly Baptist and Christian).

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