COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Duke School is operating concurrently—On-Campus and Bridged Distance Learning models. This year, Admissions will be hosting all of the school's info sessions virtually! We encourage inquiries, applications, and welcome Zoom meetings, emails, and phone calls, as we begin to enroll students for the 2021-22 school year. Visit www.dukeschool.org/infosessions to reserve your virtual seat & learn more! Learn More
Duke School is an independent preschool through eighth grade project-based school in Durham, North Carolina. We inspire learners to boldly and creatively shape their future. Duke School serves as a leading educational institution both within the Triangle and wider educational community. Tour with us to see what makes Duke School such a special place for our families!
Duke School's Project-Based Curriculum
Duke School offers learning through project work, small class sizes, and a rigorous academic approach. Our integrated curriculum is taught in a hands-on learning environment where children collaborate in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and appreciation. As defined by Drs. Lillian Katz and Sylvia Chard, "a project is an in-depth investigation, worthy of student time, attention, and energy."
Duke School Reviews
Beware, openings can be scarce. Our son was wait-listed for Kindergarten (!). Fortunately they relented before we had to accept elsewhere. We should have applied earlier, for pre-K.