Duke School is an independent preschool through eighth grade project-based school located in Durham, NC since 1947.
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.
Head of School Lisa Nagel shares an update about our Director of Development search.
After a national search, Duke School looks ahead to an exciting future on our Lower School campus.
A historic $1,000,000 Gift will Endow the Scholarship for Equity in Education at Duke School.
Exciting updates in our Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Belonging work.
Marisa Rauwald ‘12 reflects on her career in sports broadcast jouralism and foundations built at Duke School
A Q&A with Marki Watson, Lower School Art Teacher, and Beth Harris, Fourth Grade Teacher reflecting on 25 years at Duke School.
Fifth grade teachers and students discover and explore finer connections between projects.
Second grade’s Theater Business Project is a “virtual” success, attracting new audiences and creating room for innovation.
First grade finds guest experts in unexpected places.
Sixth graders enhance their school and home environments with innovative trails.