Top 20 Best Raleigh Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 57 private schools serving 14,536 students in Raleigh, NC (there are 109 public schools, serving 67,005 public students). 18% of all K-12 students in Raleigh, NC are educated in private schools (compared to the NC state average of 8%).
The best top ranked private schools in Raleigh, NC include Trinity Academy, Wake Christian Academy and The Raleigh School.
The average tuition cost is $12,180, which is higher than the North Carolina private school average tuition cost of $10,465.
49% of private schools in Raleigh, NC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Raleigh Private Schools (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
Saint Mary's School
Saint Mary's School Photo - Saint Mary's School, an all-girls, Episcopal, college preparatory, boarding and day high school located on a 23-acre, historic campus in the heart of Raleigh, N.C. More at www.sms.edu.
All-girls (Episcopal)
(2)
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 424-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 312 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
Wake Christian Academy
Wake Christian Academy Photo - Located in Raleigh, N.C., we`ve been one of Wake County`s leading private Christian schools for more than 50 years. While we`re known for our strong K-12 academic program, dedicated faculty and staff, and winning fine arts and athletic programs, we`re first and foremost a Christ-centered school. We invite you to discover Wake Christian Academy for yourself!
(Christian)
(12)
5500 Wake Academy Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 772-6264
Grades: K-12
| 938 students
10200 Strickland Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-3120
Grades: PK-5
| 154 students
Fusion Academy Raleigh
Fusion Academy Raleigh Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
2148 Blue Bridge Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 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
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
Cardinal Gibbons High School
(Catholic)
1401 Edwards Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 834-1625
Grades: 9-12
| 1,545 students
Cathedral School
(Catholic)
204 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 832-4711
Grades: PK-9
| 292 students
The Fletcher Academy
The Fletcher Academy Photo - TFA students interact with a guest speaker.
Special Education School
400 Cedarview Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 782-5082
Grades: 2-12
| 131 students
The Franciscan School
(Catholic)
(2)
10000 Saint Francis Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 534-4840
Grades: K-8
| 549 students
Friendship Christian School
(Baptist)
5510 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 872-2133
Grades: PK-12
| 276 students
Grace Christian School
(Christian)
1101 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 747-2020
Grades: K-12
| 731 students
KéKAY Method Preschool Alternative
KéKAY Method Preschool Alternative Photo - Holistic Move&Learn Preschool Alternative - Our students are fun-loving, well-rounded, and emotionally intelligent.
Alternative School
6520 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(984) 255-8486
Grades: NS
| 29 students
Montessori School Of Raleigh
Montessori School Of Raleigh Photo - The Montessori School of Raleigh
Montessori School
(5)
7005 Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 848-1545
Grades: NS-12
| 365 students
Neuse Christian Academy
Neuse Christian Academy Photo - High School Chorus
(Baptist)
7600 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 844-6496
Grades: K-12
| 360 students
North Raleigh Christian Academy
North Raleigh Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(2)
7300 Perry Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 573-7900
Grades: PK-12
| 1,542 students
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
2710 Overbrook Dr
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 861-4610
Grades: K-8
| 479 students
Raleigh Christian Academy
(Baptist)
2110 Trawick Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 872-2215
Grades: NS-12
| 273 students
Ravenscroft
Ravenscroft Photo - Ravenscroft serves students in grades PreK-12 and has a 135-acre campus nestled in the heart of North Raleigh. Our extraordinary facilities include: center for student life; two dining halls; innovation and technology centers; Fine Arts Center with a gallery space, 460-seat theatre and a 200-seat flexible performance space; many STEM labs; dedicated Health Center and so much more.
(15)
7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-0900
Grades: PK-12
| 1,254 students
St. David's School
St. David's School Photo - St. David`s is an independent school in the Episcopal school tradition that prepares young men and women for college and life by challenging them to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue and knowledge.
(Episcopal)
(2)
3400 White Oak Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 782-3331
Grades: PK-12
| 653 students
Saint Raphael Catholic School
(Catholic)
5815 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 865-5750
Grades: PK-8
| 414 students
St. Thomas More Academy
St. Thomas More Academy Photo
(Catholic)
(3)
3109 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 576-7064
Grades: 6-12
| 272 students
St. Timothy's School
St. Timothy's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(8)
4523 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 787-3011
Grades: NS-8
| 590 students
Thales Academy Apex K-5
Thales Academy Apex K-5 Photo - Thales Academy Raleigh Pre-K-8
(1)
8151 Town Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 303-3108
Grades: K-5
| 507 students
An-noor School
Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
808 Atwater St
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 931-6709
Grades: 3-8
| 79 students
Bonner Academy
6216 Hunter St
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 291-8446
Grades: NS-12
| 11 students
Children's Discovery Center
Daycare / Preschool
5511 Avent Ferry Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 851-0630
Grades: PK-K
| 203 students
Christian Life Academy
(Christian)
6551 Meridian Dr 131
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 877-5770
Grades: K-9
| 26 students
Copperfield KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
2300 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 954-7662
Grades: NS-PK
| students
Durant Road KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
10350 Durant Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 846-2424
Grades: NS-PK
| students
Falls Lake KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
1590 Dunn Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 821-2261
Grades: NS-PK
| students
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[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Stevens Prep Academy (Closed 2017)
Special Program Emphasis
901 Oak Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 846-0118
Grades: 3-12
| 17 students
3330 Idlewood Village Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 829-6239
Grades: PK-5
| 227 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Raleigh, NC?
The top ranked private schools in Raleigh, NC include Trinity Academy, Wake Christian Academy and The Raleigh School.
How many private schools are located in Raleigh, NC?
57 private schools are located in Raleigh, NC.
How much do private schools cost in Raleigh, NC?
The average tuition cost is $12,180, which is higher than the North Carolina private school average tuition cost of $10,465.
How diverse are private schools in Raleigh, NC?
Raleigh, NC private schools are approximately 24% minority students, which is higher than the North Carolina private school average of 23%.
What percentage of students in Raleigh, NC go to private school?
18% of all K-12 students in Raleigh, NC are educated in private schools (compared to the NC state average of 8%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Raleigh, NC?
49% of private schools in Raleigh, NC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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