We are delighted that you are interested in The Raleigh School for your child.
We look forward to helping you learn about our preschool and we welcome inquiries at any time during the year. In order to best acquaint yourself with our school’s curriculum and philosophy, we encourage you to contact us to arrange a visit and receive a packet of written information.
All parents interested in applying to The Raleigh School are invited to observe in our classrooms. Special visitation days have been designed for this purpose. The visitations typically last about an hour and a half. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to observe in one or more classrooms, tour the preschool campus, and meet with Elizabeth Gilleland, the preschool director. Please note that visitations are for adults only. Also, space is limited, so we ask that you make an appointment to attend. To schedule an appointment, or for more information about visiting, please contact Irene Milewski at or (919) 828-5351.
Priority Admission Dates
Applications for the upcoming school year become available to parents early in the fall prior to the applied-for year. For the 2013-2014 school year, currently enrolled children and their siblings must submit their applications by January 4, 2013 in order to receive priority status. Children who are new to our school must submit their applications by February 7, 2013 in order to be included in our placement lottery. Children whose applications are received after the February 7 deadline will be placed either in classes or on waiting lists as space permits.
Please contact the preschool office in order to receive a written application. To apply, complete the application and return it to the office, accompanied by a $90 nonrefundable application fee, a photocopy of your child’s birth certificate, and a copy of immunization record. Applications are not considered complete and applicants will not be considered for placement without all of the above items.
Once class placements are made, parents are notified by mail. Parents have two weeks to confirm their child’s enrollment. Enrollment is confirmed upon return of the completed Enrollment Agreement, Parents’ Acceptance of Responsibilities form, and payment of the facility fee and tuition deposit. Please see the Tuition & Fees page for more information regarding tuition and fee amounts and when they are due.
The Raleigh School seeks a diverse student body and does not discriminate in regard to race, gender, national and ethnic origin or religion in admission decisions.