Apply to Duke School

Duke School offers an unmatched academic and social foundation in which one year builds upon the next. Eighth graders get to lead, role model, and contribute to the community in ways that empower each of them. Project work starts as early as preschool and grows more sophisticated each year. And our small class sizes allow teachers to form close relationships with students and families—and to tailor instruction to the needs and interests of the individual. Best of all about Duke School, our students and families become part of a tight-knit community built around a shared love of learning. And that shared love of learning stays with our students for life.

The following forms are required for Admissions:

Important Dates

Applications: First Round
  • Friday, January 3, 2020: Preschool (3 & 4-yr-olds) - Eighth Grade
  • Friday, January 10, 2020: Admission paperwork must be complete (due by 4 PM)
Any applications received after January 3, 2020 are considered second round.

Decision Notifications
  • Friday, February 14, 2020: First round decisions for Preschool - First Grade
  • Friday, February 28, 2020:  First round decisions for Second - Eighth Grade
            Spring and summer second round decisions will be notified individually.

Indexed Tuition Application
  • Friday, January 17, 2020: Application due via TADS (new families)
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 (Preschool - First): Indexed Tuition grant information included with acceptance packets
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 (Second- Eighth Grade): Indexed Tuition grant information included with acceptance packets
 3716 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705  
Ph:(919) 493-1827 • Fax: (919) 419-1185
Admissions Inquiries | (919) 416-9420