The Raleigh School

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded1952
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students438 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeThe Raleigh School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 16 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is $11,450 for kindergarten through fifth grade. Preschool tuition varies by class.
Admissions DirectorAnu Mannar
Admissions AssociateKaren Peterson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, 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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  10/8/2015
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
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5  10/8/2015
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!
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5  10/8/2015
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.
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5  10/8/2015
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.
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