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A guide to private schools in Raleigh, NC

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We know education is top of mind for a lot of parents right now β€” and we know options can be overwhelming, especially as virtual schedules continue to shift. As you weigh the pros and cons of different learning models, we want to help you consolidate your research.Β 

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 |πŸ“ 3020 Ligon St.Β  | 🧱 Founded 1994

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–8, coeducational
✍️ Elementary and middle day school
β›ͺ Islamic faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $6,400–$6,800 by grade (scholarships available)

An-Noor Quran Academy |πŸ“ 808 Atwater St. | 🧱 Founded 2009

πŸŽ’ Grades K–8, coeducational
✍️ Elementary and middle day school
β›ͺ Islamic faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $5,880

Atlas International School |πŸ“ 4112 Garland Dr. | 🧱 Founded 1996

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–8, coeducational
✍️ Elementary and middle day school
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $9,800–$10,800 by grade (financial assistance available)

Cardinal Gibbons High School |πŸ“1401 Edwards Mill Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1909Β 

πŸŽ’ Grades 9–12, c-educational
✍️  College preparatory day school
β›ͺΒ  Catholic faith traditionΒ 
πŸ’ΈΒ  Tuition costs $11,470+

Chesterbrook Academy |πŸ“ 10200 Strickland Dr. | 🧱 Founded 1995

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–5, c-educational
✍️ Elementary day school
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $12,000+

The Fletcher Academy |πŸ“ 400 Cedarview Court + 1116 N Blount Street | 🧱 Founded 1981

πŸŽ’ Grades 2–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $19,488–$22,380 by grade (financial assistance available)Β 

Friendship Christian School |πŸ“5510 Falls of Neuse Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1970Β 

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Christian faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $1,750–$7,515 by grade (financial assistance available)
πŸ… Ranked #14 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)Β 

Neuse Christian Academy |πŸ“7600 Falls of Neuse Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1972

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Christian faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $5,350–$6,775 by grade (financial assistance available)
πŸ… Ranked #16 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)Β 

Raleigh Christian Academy |πŸ“ 2110 Trawick Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1977Β 

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Christian faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $5,972–$7,312 by grade + enrollment type (financial assistance available)
πŸ… Ranked #18 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)

GRACE Christian School |πŸ“ 801 + 1101 Buck Jones Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1984

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Christian faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $6,500–$11,200 by grade (financial assistance available)
πŸ… Ranked #11 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)

Learn With the Best |πŸ“ 4900 Waters Edge Dr. | 🧱 Founded 2010

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ Day school for students with developmental or learning disabilities
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Contact for tuition rates

The Montessori School of Raleigh |πŸ“ 7005 Lead Mine Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1974

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–12, coeducational
✍️ Montessori and international baccalaureate day school
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $12,000–23,400 by grade (scholarships available)

North Raleigh Christian Academy |πŸ“ 7300 Perry Creek Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1996

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Christian faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $4,500–$9,600 by grade (financial assistance available)
πŸ… Ranked #10 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)

The Raleigh School |πŸ“ 1141 Raleigh School Dr. | 🧱 Founded 1952

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–5, coeducational
✍️ Play-based preschool and elementary
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $15,000 (financial assistance available)

Ravenscroft School |πŸ“ 7409 Falls of Neuse Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1862

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Judeo-Christian values
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $11,000–$26,000 by grade (scholarships available)
πŸ… Ranked #2 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)

St. David’s School |πŸ“ 3400 White Oak Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1972

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Episcopal faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $10,000–$24,000 by grade (financial assistance and loans available)
πŸ… Ranked #3 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)

St. Mary’s School |πŸ“ 900 Hillsborough St. | 🧱 Founded 1842

πŸŽ’ Grades 9–12, girls only
✍️ College preparatory high school (boarding optional)
β›ͺ Episcopal faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $28,000+ by grade (financial assistance and loans available)

St. Timothy’s School |πŸ“ 4523 Six Forks Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1958

πŸŽ’ Grades Pre-K–8, coeducational
✍️ Elementary and middle day school
β›ͺ Episcopal faith tradition
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $9,600–18,000+ by grade (financial aid available)

Thales Academy |πŸ“ 8151 Town Dr. + 10 other campusesΒ  | 🧱 Founded 2007

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ Classical focused day school
β›ͺ Non-sectarian
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $4,800–$5,5000 by grade (scholarships available)

Trinity Academy |πŸ“ 10224 Baileywick Rd. | 🧱 Founded 1995

πŸŽ’ Grades K–12, coeducational
✍️ College preparatory day school
β›ͺ Christian faith tradition + classical learning model
πŸ’Έ Tuition costs $5,000–$15,000 by grade (financial assistance available)
πŸ… Ranked #8 for private schools in the Triangle (Niche 2021)