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.


At A Glance

Number of students 264 Elementary
140 Preschool
Average class size (elementary) 22 students, 2 teachers
Average class size (preschool 2s) 10 students, 2 teachers
Average class size (preschool 3s) 12 students, 2 teachers
Average class size (preschool 4s) 16 students, 2 teachers
Accreditation NAEYC and SAIS/AdvancEd
After School Care Each day from 2:40-5:30p.m., open to K-5 students
Calendar Preschool in session from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
Elementary in session from mid-August to first week of June.
Drop-off (elementary) Between 8:20-8:40 a.m. each day
Drop-off (preschool) 8:45 a.m. for all morning classes
Dismissal (kindergarten) 2:40 p.m.
Dismissal (1st-5th) 3 p.m.
Dismissal (preschool) Times vary from 12:45, 2:45, and 3:15p.m., depending on class
  • 18 wooded acres with trails and creek
  • 22 classrooms
  • 2 administrative buildings
  • Athletics & Arts Center
  • Media center
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Extensive natural play areas
Extracurricular Activities (elementary)
  • Art
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
Extracurricular Activities (preschool)
  • Music
  • Physical Education and Library for Preschool 4s
Founded 1952
Religious Affiliation None. The Raleigh School is a secular institution.
Governance 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, governed by Board of Trustees
  • National Blue Ribbon School since 2007
  • Best of INDYWeek Early Childhood Learning Center, Wake County, 2015
  • NC Green School of Quality, 2017