Today, we’re sharing some of the top-rated private schools in our city. Note: this conversation is part of our ongoing education coverage + is in no way meant to be exhaustive. We will continue to share news and updates from our local public school systems, as well as other specialized program options for parents and students in Raleigh.
Al-Iman School | 📍 3020 Ligon St. | 🧱 Founded 1994 🎒 Grades Pre-K–8, co-educational ✍️ Elementary and middle day school ⛪ Islamic faith tradition 💸 Tuition costs $6,400–$6,800 by grade (scholarships available)
Atlas International School |📍 4112 Garland Dr. | 🧱 Founded 1996 🎒 Grades Pre-K–8, co-educational ✍️ Elementary and middle day school ⛪ Non-sectarian 💸 Tuition costs $9,800–$10,800 by grade (financial assistance available)
Friendship Christian School |📍5510 Falls of Neuse Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1970 🎒 Grades Pre-K–12, co-educational ✍️ College preparatory day school ⛪ Christian faith tradition 💸 Tuition costs $1,750–$7,515 by grade (financial assistance available) 🏅 Ranked #14 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)
Ravenscroft School | 📍 7409 Falls of Neuse Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1862 🎒 Grades K–12, co-educational ✍️ College preparatory day school ⛪ Judeo-Christian values 💸 Tuition costs $11,000–$26,000 by grade (scholarships available) 🏅 Ranked #2 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)
St. David’s School |📍 3400 White Oak Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1972 🎒 Grades Pre-K–12, coeducational ✍️ College preparatory day school ⛪ Episcopal faith tradition 💸 Tuition costs $10,000–$24,000 by grade (financial assistance and loans available) 🏅 Ranked #3 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)
St. Mary’s School | 📍 900 Hillsborough St. | 🧱 Founded 1842 🎒 Grades 9–12, girls only ✍️ College preparatory high school (boarding optional) ⛪ Episcopal faith tradition 💸 Tuition costs $28,000+ by grade (financial assistance and loans available)
Community ○ Did you know Raleigh has a local chapter of the Podcast Brunch Club? It’s like a book club, but for podcast-listeners. This month’s theme is friendship + features five episodes. The next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. — you can register here. 🎧
Finance ○ If you’re changing jobs this year, don’t forget to roll over your 401K. CaryCitizen recently shared an article for how to manage your retirement accounts during professional transition periods. Click here to see options for what to do with accumulated funds. 💰
Giveaway ○ Hey, did you miss the launch of our New Year’s Wellness Giveaway, sponsored by Naternal?Click here to enter now through Jan. 18 so you don’t miss out on winning a $450+ bundle of self-care CBD products. Ⓟ
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Longleaf Swine BBQ recently released a rendering of their upcoming brick-and-mortar space, located at 300 E. Edenton St. (the former Oakwood Cafe location) + designed by NC-based architecture firm Oakley-Collier.
⏰ Hours: Friday 3–7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. + Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 🍽️ TryThis: Pulled pork, whiskey baked beans, sweet potato spoonbread and pimento mac and cheese.
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Learn ○ Protecting the Wetlands | Mon., Jan. 11 | 6–7 p.m. | Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr. | Free | The president of the Carolina Wetlands Association, Rick Savage, will speak to the environmental value and significance of wetlands while diving into the association’s preservation work across NC. The barcode to access the event is 263962. 🐢
PlanAhead ○ Wine & Weeds | Wed., Jan. 13 | 4–6 p.m. | 1321 Athens Dr. | Free | A weekly event where volunteers can drink a complimentary glass of wine while weeding the gardens at the Well Fed Community Garden. 🍷 ○ The State of Cary | Wed., Jan. 27 | 8 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Mayor Harold Reinbrecht to learn more about the economic and cultural happenings of last year + plans for the future of Cary. 🗣️
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.