Welcome to Duke School!

Wednesday, August 22, will be our first day of school for the 2018-19 school year! Wondering what is needed before your child(ren) begins school next year? Please see Additional Information. 
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Who We Are

Our Mission & Core Values

WHAT WE DO 

Inspire learners to boldly and creatively shape their future.
 
IDEAS WE LIVE BY

Learner-Centered
Learners are the center of a dynamic and collaborative
learning, inquiry and discovery process.
 
Active Inquiry
Intellectual curiosity through project-based learning
propels learners to explore multiple paths
to creative solutions.
 
Bold Thinkers
A deep love of learning and respect for our community 
forms bold, critical thinkers for life.

WHY WE DO IT

To prepare the next generation of problem solvers
for our complex world.

About Duke School...

  • In 2014, The New York Times featured Duke School for being one of the few private schools on the East Coast to have a successful financial assistance strategy and offer an Indexed Tuition program.
  • We are committed to engaging in the continuing public dialogue to improve education for all young people.
  • Today, Duke School is nationally renowned.
  • Duke School serves as a leading educational institution both within the Triangle and wider educational community. Its teaching methods continue as a model for both public and other independent schools, and its unique child-centered, project-based integrated curriculum continues to adapt to serve a variety of learning styles.
  • Duke School has made a particular contribution to the Durham community by producing outstanding students who are independent learners, thinkers, and decision makers helping to create a better future both for Durham and communities beyond Durham.
  • Duke School has also helped raise consciousness about education in the Durham community and provided the expertise of its extraordinary teachers for other local schools.
  • With its outstanding faculty and staff, Duke School continues to move forward in the new millennium.

Accreditation & Memberships

  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
  • North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (NCMLE)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Durham Chamber of Commerce
 3716 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705  
Ph:(919) 493-1827 • Fax: (919) 419-1185
 
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