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Address
3716 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone
(919) 416-9420

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,810
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Duke School

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!

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School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
489
Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
60
Part-Time Teachers
3

Students

Students
489
Gender
  • Female
    45%
  • Male
    55%
Student Diversity
  • White
    79.3%
  • African American
    9.4%
  • Hispanic
    5.7%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Pacific Islander
    1.4%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Multiracial
    0%
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $54,284
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $958
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $195,000
    National
    $184,700

    Duke School Reviews

    5 reviews
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    My son attended Duke School from K-8. Kindergarten was the best, of course, but 1-5 was the elementary school I so wish I could have attended as a child. The project-based curriculum, and also the "special"s teachers, helped our child to flourish in ways I didn't think were possible. In middle school we began worrying about the lack of a GPA, but the children do not mind and apparently neither do some highly competitive high schools.

    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.
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    Very comfortable social environment for kids. Teacher and admin contact and communication with parents is mediocre. Project-based curriculum focuses on form rather than content of eduction -- and by 5th and 6th grades that begins to show, esp. in math and science.
    The school is a very supportive environment that made me enjoy learning. The teachers are very helpful and care about the students. I would say they could make the history curriculum more informative.