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Schools Chapel Hill & Carrboro NC

The Chapel Hill / Carrboro North Carolina area is the home of many excellent schools, both public and private. Chapel Hill East High School and Chapel Hill High School both have been ranked among the top 100 High Schools in the Nation in Newsweek magazine.

For more NC schools information, click here for North Carolina Schools Listings, then enter your zip code to bring up all NC schools located in your area:  

Preschools
Private Schools
NC Public School Ratings
Public Schools - Chapel Hill & Carrboro
Public Schools - Orange County 
NC Public School Ratings
After School Programs
Home Schooling Resources

This guide is not an exhaustive list of all private area schools. We continue to add more private school and/or after school program listings..
 

Preschools & Kindergarten
  FEATURED:

Wildflower Learning Community Preschool & Kindergarten at 1870 Farm
Small, private school serving 2-6 year olds, situated on 17 acres of lush farmland just two miles from UNC. The Preschool is nature-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired. The farm is home to alpaca, sheep, lambs, pygmy goats and chickens. 1224 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
(919) 260-6859.   Shelley@WildflowerLearningCommunity.org

   
 


Our PlayHouse Preschool and Kindergarten
Reggio-inspired, play and project based preschools in Chapel Hill and Durham.
919-967-2700

   


Acton Academy Durham
Acton Academy Durham is a K-8 Independent school that uses an innovative project-based approach to prepare students for the 21st century. We equip students with the skills, experiences, and tools to passionately pursue academic excellence and change the world.
(919) 241-3411

 


Carolina Friends School
Private Quaker school for grades pre-K through 12; beautiful grounds and facilities; teaching emphasizes peaceful Quaker philosophy.
4809 Friends School Road, Durham, NC  27705-8193
(919) 383-6602.

 


Christ Church United Methodist Preschool
800 Market Street, Southern Village, Chapel Hill 27516.
(919) 969-1690.

 

Duke School for Children
A unique preschool through 8th grade community offering a child-centered curriculum with a developmentally appropriate project approach.
Lower School, 1516 Hull Avenue, Durham, NC 27705, (919) 286-1866.
Middle School, 3716 Old Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705,
(919) 493-2642.

 

Durham Academy
Pre-K through 12th grade private school serving 1,100 students.
Lower School: 3501 Ridge Road, Durham, NC  27705-5539. 
(919) 493-5787.
Middle School: 3116 Academy Road, Durham, NC  27707-2699. 
(919) 493-6181.
Upper School: 3601 Ridge Road, Durham, NC  27705-5539. 
(919) 493-9595.

 

Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27516.
Pre-Kindergarten through Highschool (K-12); also nursery for ages 3-4 and parent-child morning program.
(919) 967-1858.

 

Kehillah Jewish Preschool
1200 Mason Farm Road ,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 .  (919) 942-8914 .
A developmentally appropriate, child-centered program, serving children ages 18 months-4 years.  KJP is described as a "nurturing, warm preschool with wonderful teachers and a brand new playground!"

 

Lerner Jewish Community Day School (LJCDS) Preschool
Private, independent elementary (K-5th grade) and preschool (ages 3-5).
(919) 286-5517.

 

St. Thomas More Catholic School
920 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
(919) 929.1546 (lower school)

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
4011 Pickett Road | Durham, NC 27705
919.402.8262 | www.trinityschoolnc.org

 

Trinity is an independent, Christian school offering a rich curriculum that encourages deep understanding and individual inquiry for students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. Along with an excellent academic foundation, Trinity features highly engaging athletic, fine arts, and service learning programs. To learn more about what Trinity can offer your family, join Trinity for an Open House this Fall!

Historical Note:  Trinity School was created by a group of home-schooling parents over a decade ago; now Trinity offers K-12, and has built beautiful academic facilities, as well as amazing, state-of-the-art athletic facilities.  Trinity School students continue to accomplish amazing feats!  In both 2010 and 2009, the fledgling Trinity Robotics Team won two State Championships and competed in the WORLD Robotics championships! (See Herald Sun article, I, Robot -- state champs chase U.S. title" at http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story_news_durham/6935854/article-I--Robot---state-champs-chase-U-S--title?instance=main_article.  See also http://chatham.mync.com/site/Chatham/news/story/31149.)

In the sports arena, in 2010 the Trinity School Golf Team won the NCISSA 1-A State Championship.  To read more about the Trinity Golf Team's state golf championship win, see http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story_sports/7411704/article-Trinity-School-captures-1-A-boys--golf-state-title?instance=main_article


 

University Presbyterian Preschool
Serves ages 2 - 6; long-time favorite with Chapel Hill locals.
209 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-8658.

 

For more local preschool info, visit the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club.

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club also hosts an annual preschool fair (usually in October).

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Private Schools

More listings soon!  If you would like to suggest a private school for inclusion, please .
   
Trinity School of Durahm & Chapel Hill
4011 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27514.
(919) 402-8262

 


Abundant Life Christian Academy
Private Christian school serves grades pre-K through 12.
512 US 70 E., Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-6460. ext. 233.

 


Carolina Friends School
Private Quaker school for grades K-12; beautiful grounds and facilities.  "CFS is an independent Quaker school where curriculum is challenging, creative, supportive, and inclusive.  Classes are small, and relationships are important.  CFS actively seeks to reflect and teach respect for diversity.  After-school programs, sports, and tuition aid are available."
4809 Friends School Road, Durham, NC  27705-8193
(919) 383-6602.

 

Duke School for Children
A unique preschool through 8th grade community offering a child-centered curriculum with a developmentally appropriate project approach.
Lower School, 1516 Hull Avenue, Durham, NC 27705, (919) 286-1866.
Middle School, 3716 Old Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705, (919) 493-2642.

 

Durham Academy
Pre-K through 12th grade private school serving 1,100 students.
Lower School: 3501 Ridge Road, Durham, NC  27705-5539.  (919) 493-5787.
Middle School: 3116 Academy Road, Durham, NC  27707-2699.  (919) 493-6181.
Upper School: 3601 Ridge Road, Durham, NC  27705-5539.  (919) 493-9595.

 

Emerson Waldorf School
Pre-Kindergarten through High School; also nursery for ages 3-4.
6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27516   
(919) 967-1858.

 

Immaculata Catholic School
Roman Catholic school serves pre-K through grade 8.
721 Burch Ave., Durham, NC
(919) 682-5847.

 

Montessori Day School
Kindergarten - 6th grade; all teachers have American Montessori credentials.
1165 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-3339

 

Pinewoods Montessori School
Serves pre-primary through elementary (ages 2 1/2 - 9); 10 years in a peaceful wooded setting convenient to Hillsborough and Chapel Hill.
200 David Rd., Hillsborough, NC
(919) 644-2090.

 

Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School
Jewish day school serving grades K - 5 is "committed to achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, fostering learning of Jewish values, culture and traditions, while building a diverse and caring community."
(919) 286-5517.

 

St. Mary Catholic School - No longer open; closed in June 2005.
Roman Catholic school serves pre-K through 8th grade.
7500 Schley Rd., Hillsborough, NC
(919) 9732-7200

 

St. Thomas More Catholic School
920 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
(919) 929.1546 - lower school
(919) 929.2241 - upper school

 

Community Independent School (CIS) - CLOSED as of August 2011

August 2011 Update:  We were so sad to read in the Chapel Hill News that Community Independent School has closed. According to the article parents and a group of teachers were trying to pull everything together to continue for the 2011-2012 academic year, but they were not able to do it.


Closed as of August 2011

For over 12 years, CIS has been an innovative educational leader in the Triangle that believes children should be active participants in the process of learning.  Located just minutes south of Chapel Hill in Chatham County, CIS specializes in educating children in the formative years: pre-K through 4th grade.  Learn more about CIS by visiting www.cisnc.com or call 919.932.6313.
2089 Lamont Norwood Rd., Pittsboro, NC  27312. [CLOSED as of August 2011]
(919) 932-6313.

 

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North Carolina Public School Ratings

Ratings about North Carolina Public Schools (including information on "teacher quality", safety and class size, and student achievement) can be found at www.ncreportcards.org.

 

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Chapel Hill - Carrboro Public Schools


Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools Office

(919) 967-8211.

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Chapel Hill - Carrboro Elementary Schools
Carrboro Elementary
400 Shelton St, Carrboro
(919) 968-3652.

 

Ephesus Road Elementary 
1495 Ephesus Church Rd, Chapel Hill 
(919) 929-8715.

 

Estes Hills Elementary
500 N. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill
(919) 942-4753.

 

Frank Porter Graham Elementary
101 Smith Level Rd, Chapel Hill
(919) 942-6491

 

Glenwood Elementary
2 Prestwick Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 968-3473.

 

McDougle Elementary
890 Old Fayetteville Rd., Carrboro, NC
(919) 969-2435.

 

Mel and Zora Rashkis Elementary School
601 Meadowmont Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 918-2160.

 

Scroggs Elementary
501 Kildaire Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 918-7165.

 

Seawell Elementary
9115 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 967-4343.

 

Smith Middle
9201 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 918-2145.

 

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Chapel Hill - Carrboro Middle Schools

Grey Culbreth Middle

225 Culbreth Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-7161.

 

McDougle Middle
900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Carrboro, NC
(919) 933-1556.

 

Guy B. Phillips Middle
606 N. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-2188.

 

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Chapel Hill High Schools

Chapel Hill High School

1709 High School Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-2106.

 


East Chapel Hill High School

500 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 969-2482.

 

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Orange County Public Schools


Orange County Public Schools
Office

(919) 732-8126

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Orange County Elementary Schools

Grady A Brown Elementary

1100 New Grady Brown School Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-6138.

 

Cameron Park Elementary
240 St. Mary's Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-9326.

 

Central Elementary
154 Hayes St, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-3622.

 

Efland-Cheeks Elementary
4401 Fuller Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-6137.

 

Hillsborough Elementary
402 N. Nash St, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 563-5112.

 

New Hope Elementary
1900 New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 942-9696.

 

Pathways Elementary
431 Stroud's Creek Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-9136.

 

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Orange County Middle Schools

A. L. Stanback Middle

3700 NC 86 S, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 644-3200.

 

Charles W. Stanford Middle
308 Orange High School Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-6121.

 

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Orange County High Schools

Orange High School

500 Orange High School Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-6133.

 

Cedar Ridge High School
New Grady Brown School Rd, Hillsborough, NC
(919) 245-4000.

 

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After School Programs

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Kids' Recreation & Sports

Parks & Playgrounds

Picnics

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Hiking Paths

Museums

 

Local Holiday Lights

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BLOG: NC Family Fun!

Berry Picking

4th of July Fireworks & Parades

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Kids' Haircuts

BUY LOCAL

Family Photography

Local Sports Events & Schedules

Chapel Hill RECYCLING

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Family Health Resources

Spotlight on Local Arts & Artists

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Parents' Night Out

Volunteering

Carrboro Festivals

Home Cleaning Services

 

Sponsor Messages:

2017 Carolina Renaissance Festival
Carolina Renaissance Festival

Hill Ridge Farms
2017 Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Festival
Sept. 16 - Nov. 11, 2017
Hill Ridge Farms


Fall Consignment Event
Oct. 6-8, Northgate Mall

McKee Cornfield Maze 2016
McKee Cornfield Maze
McKee CornField Maze

Vollmer Farm
"Back 40" Fall Fun on the Farm
Opening Sept. 29 for Fall

Vollmer Farm

1870 Farm
1870 Farm Chapel Hill logo
* Summer Camps
* Farm Preschool & Kindergarten
* Birthday Parties * Gemstone Mining
* Meet the Farm Animals
1870 Farm

Spence's Farm Summer Camps
Spence's Farm

 

Immersion Island Summer Camp
Foreign Language Resources
and Summer Camps
Immersion Island

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