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Our mission: The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry and respect.

Admissions Overview

Thank you for considering The Raleigh School for your child's education! We love our amazing community and invite you to learn more about our school!

If you have questions at any time, please contact Director of Admissions Anu Mannar at amannar@raleighschool.org or 919-546-0788, ext. 117, or Preschool Office Manager and Admissions Assistant Karen Peterson at kpeterson@raleighschool.org or 919-828-5351.

There are limited preschool openings for 2017-2018. Please email or call Karen Peterson at 919-828-5351 for more information.

Dates for the 2018-2019 application process are listed below.

Step One

Visit the campus. Group tours will begin in October 2017 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Step Two

Fill out the online application. The application includes requests for school records and confidential teacher evaluations for Preschool 4s through 5th grade.

Applications are available online by clicking Apply here or to the left.

Please note we are no longer accepting applications or scheduling visits for elementary students for 2017-2018.

There are limited preschool openings for 2s, 3s and 4s. Please email or call Karen Peterson at 919-828-5351 for more information or to schedule a summer tour.

Step Three

Preschool applicants: No additional steps.

Kindergarten applicants: Attend a kindergarten applicant visit, typically scheduled in January. This two-hour visit is structured like a preschool class, with center time, circle time, snack and outdoor play. Applicants who have applied by Jan. 5, 2018, will be invited to visit once applications are complete.

Applicants for grades 1-5: Attend a two-day visit in the classroom with the applicant's current grade cohort. The applicant participates in all activities as a student during those two days. Applicants who have applied by Jan. 5, 2018, will be invited to visit once applications are complete. Applicants who apply after Jan. 5, 2018, will be invited to visit if there is a possible opening.

Notification Dates

For applications complete by Jan. 5, 2018, applicants for preschool and kindergarten will be notified on Feb. 9, 2018. Applicants for grades 1-5 will be notified on March 9, 2018.

This is in accordance with the guidelines of the Triangle Independent School Consortium, of which The Raleigh School is a member.

When an enrollment offer is made, families will have 7-10 business days to return a completed contract and a nonrefundable tuition deposit ($500 for half-day preschool, $1000 for full-day preschool and elementary classes) and one-time elementary entry fee ($900) if applicable.

Please contact admissions@raleighschool.org for additional information at any time.


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. 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.

Lauri Andrews, TRS parent

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