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.

Apply to TRS

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!

Please use the buttons to the left or use this link to begin the application.

If you have questions at any time, please contact Acting Director of Admissions Mary Golden at or 919-546-0788, or Preschool Office Manager Karen Peterson at or 919-828-5351.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the preschool has limited openings in Parent-Child and Tuesday/Thursday preschool 3s. The elementary school is fully enrolled for 2018-2019.


Visit the campus. Please plan to tour the campus. The tour is the best way to get a sense of the school. Group tours will begin in October 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year. Please click here or the Tour TRS button at left to schedule a tour online.


Fill out the preschool application or the elementary application, both of which include a $90 application fee, per child. If you have more than one child, you can add submit applications as you go. The application includes requests for school records and confidential teacher evaluations for Preschool 4s through 5th grade. The online application will guide you through the steps and provide a checklist.

2019-2029 Application Deadline

Jan. 11, 2019: First-round deadline. Only applications with all checklist items complete will be considered.


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 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. 4 will be invited to visit once applications are complete. Applicants who apply after Jan. 4 will be invited to visit if there is a possible opening.


For the 2018-2019 school year, we are on a rolling admissions schedule. Applicants will be notified as openings arise.

Dates for 2019-2020 notifications will be posted in the fall of 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 seven 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.

Families who apply for financial aid at will receive a preliminary aid award at the time of the enrollment offer.

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