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.


Our Graduates

Our graduates leave The Raleigh School as confident, joyful learners who care about others.

They are skilled problem solvers, critical and creative thinkers, and enthusiastic learners.

Middle school educators across the Triangle tell us that our students are some of their most skilled and actively engaged learners in their schools. Many of our graduates go on to become leaders in their new school’s clubs, activities and student organizations.

Our graduates don’t sit in the back of their middle and high school classrooms because at The Raleigh School there is no back of the class. Our combination of high expectations, ability to build on student strengths, and active, engaged teaching and learning program promotes intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning.

Middle Schools attended

Cary Academy

Centennial Middle School

Durham Academy

Martin Middle School

Mills Park Middle School

Oberlin Middle School


St. Timothy's School

Beyond middle school

In high school and beyond, The Raleigh School graduates continue to excel. Just in the past two decades, our graduates include:

  • Three Morehead Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A Robertson Scholar at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill
  • A Park Scholar at N.C. State University
  • Two Fulbright Scholars
  • A Presidential Scholar at Appalachian State
  • Members of NCAA championship sports teams and athletic scholarship recipients
  • Graduates of Harvard University, Williams College, Duke University, Cornell University, the U.S. Military Academy and a wide array of colleges nationwide

Teachers and parents thoughtfully partner to ensure each child's unique capacities and learning styles are recognized and encouraged ... Every morning our children literally ran to their classrooms, thrilled by the prospect of what each new day might bring!

Mark and May Bensen, alumni parents