Welcome from Admissions

We believe that choosing the appropriate school for your child means finding a learning community with whom to partner in the continual education of your child. The Admissions Office at Duke School is committed to helping families find the right school by taking a personal interest in getting to know each applicant and his or her family. We also want to learn about your educational goals and to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the school, our curriculum, and overall culture.

At Duke School, we inspire learners to boldly and creatively shape their future. We offer learning through project work, small class sizes, and a rigorous academic approach. Our integrated curriculum is taught in a hands-on learning environment where children collaborate in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and appreciation. Our exceptional teachers remain at the cutting-edge of proven practices of learning. We believe in a research-based philosophy in which children are provided with instruction that balances academic, social, emotional, and physical development.

We invite you to view the application process for details on how to apply to Duke School. Keep in mind, however, that the best way to understand our unique learning environment is to visit our campus, observe classes in action, and talk with current faculty, staff, students, and parents. Therefore, while we certainly encourage you to explore our website, we strongly encourage you to call to set up a tour or plan on attending one of our monthly Information Sessions (October to January).

We look forward to meeting and assisting you in the process of finding the right school for your child and family. Please fill out an Online Inquiry Form so that we may be of assistance in a more timely manner. If you have questions, feel free to call us at (919) 416-9420 or e-mail

Best regards,
Linda Margarita Vargas & Lucy Bradshaw

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

Donna King mother of Cara '06, Anna '08, Josh '11

Duke School's courageous commitment to educating our children in accordance with carefully considered and articulated principles about how children learn, and equally well-considered aspirations for who they will become, makes our small school a project whose value goes way beyond what it does for any individual child. In this time when so many schools are shaped and constrained by directives that have little to do with what is best for children, Duke School serves as living proof that something better is possible.
 3716 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705  
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