Ages 3 and 4
Our preschool program starts with our three-year-olds, providing a full-day of developmentally appropriate experiences designed to advance the cognitive, language, emotional, and motor skills of each child.
K through Grade 4
In our Lower School program, we maintain a small teacher-student ratio to allow for teachers to respect students' individual differences and set challenging but achievable goals for each student.
Grade 5 to 8
It is with understanding of and respect for young adolescents that we design our Middle School around their characteristics and needs, enabling each student to develop intellectually and personally.
Students of Color
We inspire learners to boldly and creatively shape their future. Our students not only master skills of traditional academic disciplines, but they also develop a sense of self, community, and culture.
Sixth graders enhance their school and home environments with innovative trails.
Counselors Victoria and Rachel reflect on how student needs and their curriculum changed over the last year.
Third- and fourth-grade teachers and students problem solve and adapt their projects in real time.
Preschool teachers implement a coordinated approach to project work.
Kindergarten Bike Project sparks advocacy.
Duke School's Head of School Lisa Nagel reflects on her first year as Duke School’s Head of School and looks forward to a bright future.
Duke School graduates Ava and Rachel collaborate to turn their pandemic-imposed staycations into a “Baking for Change” community serving enterprise.
Problem solving in Duke School's makerspace–considering how the school’s growing collection of machinery and shop tools could serve the community during the pandemic.
One of the silver linings of teaching through a pandemic has been the awe and gratitude I feel each day as I watch every member of the Duke School community live out our values.
Fostering innate curiosity through project work and technological innovation to provide children a variety of tools to develop and represent their growing knowledge.