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.

ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2021-2022 school year

We're now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

First consideration will be given to students whose completed applications are submitted with all supporting documentation by December 28, 2020 (our first round application deadline).

Find out more about our application process

Campus Tours

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we've suspended campus tours until further notice but school is open!

Join us on a Virtual Tour of The Raleigh School Preschool.

Or experience a Virtual Day in one of our Preschool Threes classes.

Virtual Elementary Tours available soon.

Virtual Information/Q&A Sessions - New!

We believe it is critical that families come to know our school and mission before making a commitment to The Raleigh School. Since we are unable to offer campus tours this year, we are requiring all applying Preschool and Elementary families to attend one of our Virtual Information/Q&A Sessions. You'll be able to schedule your session during the application process.

Thursday October 29: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Friday October 30: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Friday November 6: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursday November 12: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Friday November 20: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Friday December 4: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursday December 17: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Friday December 18: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Thursday October 29: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tuesday November 3: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday November 17: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday December 1: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday December 8: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday December 15: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursday December 17: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

If you're not yet ready to apply, call our Admissions Office to book your place - (919) 534-0758.

Elementary Class Visits

An important part of our admissions process is seeing how our candidates function in The Raleigh School learning environment, not only academically, but in their interactions with adults and same-age peers. It is probable class visits will be virtual due to COVID-19. More information will be available toward the end of 2020.


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

More information and key dates


Please contact our Admissions Office at (919) 534-0758 or email

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