Apply to Duke School

 We are excited about your interest in Duke School! We are confident you will find Duke School a challenging and caring learning community.

Our 2023-24 admissions season (for the 2024-25 academic year) includes on-campus tours, information sessions, and informal chats on various Duke School topics. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

At Duke School, we are dedicated to making the admissions process a pleasant experience for your family. The following checklists should help to ensure that all documents have been sent to us by the deadline. We encourage families to begin the admissions process in mid-September. All applications are due December 8, 2023 (PS-8). Applications received after the deadline will be considered if and when spots become available. Please note that your child must be 3 years old on or before August 20 to apply for Preschool. To schedule a tour and learn about Duke School, please inquire. If you are ready to apply, please, click here or the button below.


Date                                               Admissions Process & Deadline                             
September 1, 2023 Applications Open for 2024-25 Academic Year  

December 8, 2023


First Round Applications / Preschool through 8th Grade. Indexed Tuition* Application


January 12, 2024

Required Documents to Complete Student’s File  
February 16 - 23, 2024 Preschool and Kindergarten Notification Window  
March 1-8, 2024 First Grade through Eighth Grade Notifications  
March 5, 2024 Preschool - Kindergarten Commitment Date   
March 20, 2024 First through Eighth Grade Commitment Date   
Two students of Duke School, near orange county nc, standing in our elementary school classroom
Student of Duke School, our middle schools in durham nc, sitting at a desk working on a computer
Students of Duke School, our elementary school near chapel hill, sitting inside of their classroom


Duke School offers an unmatched academic, social, and emotional foundation in which one year builds upon the next. Eighth graders are leaders, role models, and valued contributors 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.