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DIRECTORY OF INDEPENDENT, REGIONAL BOARDING, CHARTER AND MAGNET SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham 919-598-0190; bcacrusaders.org Focus Partners with Christian families to help equip students academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 160 Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Yearly Tuition Elementary, $7,061; Middle, $7,786 Special Requirements Student testing and parent interview. BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN’S CENTER Locations: 2352 So-Hi Dr., Durham 4 UNC-TV Dr., Research Triangle Park 1012 Slater Rd., Durham 2500 Highstone Rd., Cary 800 Weston Pkwy., Cary 800 Corporate Center Dr., Raleigh 2051 Shepherd’s Vineyard Dr., Apex brighthorizons.com Focus Empowering children from infancy to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. Growing young readers, scientists, artists and explorers who are engaged and curious. Programs invite children to approach academics with skills, confidence and a drive for excellence. Grades Infants-Pre-K Total Enrollment Varies per location. Student/Faculty Ratio Varies per location. Yearly Tuition Varies per location. CAMELOT ACADEMY 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040; camelotacademy.org Focus Features individualized instruction, masterybased learning and parental involvement. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 145 Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1 Yearly Tuition $10,900 (K), $13,350 (Grades 1-4), $15,350 (Grades 5-7), $16,350 (Grades 8-12). Award and merit scholarships available. Special Requirements Reading and math assessments and two-day student visit (virtual during COVID-19); $50 application fee

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CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL 1401 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh 919-834-1625; cghsnc.org Focus A college preparatory school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh that aims to form men and women of faith, service and leadership in church and community. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment approximately 1,570 Student/Faculty Ratio 14:1 Yearly Tuition $11,470-$15,590 Special Requirements Previous school records, testing, application, recommendation and an essay. CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL 4809 Friends School Rd., Durham 919-383-6602; cfsnc.org Focus The school believes the best education amplifies a child’s curiosity, courage and creative thinking. Every day, its teachers empower students to question the world around them, discover their passions, think deeply and use their voices in service of the greater good. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 500 Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 in Early School; 9:1 in Lower, Middle and Upper Yearly Tuition See website for tuition ranges by unit; adjusted tuition available. Special Requirements Status updates on whether visitors are allowed on campus through the year can be found on the website. Virtual tours and information sessions will be available. Contact admission@cfsnc.org for additional information. CARY ACADEMY 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary 919-677-3873; caryacademy.org Focus A college preparatory school cultivating bold lifelong learners and world changers. Grades 6-12 Total Enrollment 775 Student/Faculty Ratio 14:1 Yearly Tuition $25,950; $2,500 new student fee Special Requirements Entrance exam, student visit/ interview, transcripts, teacher recommendations. CHAPEL HILL COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL 108 Mt. Carmel Church Rd., Chapel Hill 919-942-3955; chapelhillcoop.com Focus Partnering with families of children from diverse backgrounds to respect and honor childhood, celebrate independence, and support children as they learn and grow through play. NAEYC Accredited with a Five Star licensure.

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Grades Pre-K Total Enrollment 100 Student/Faculty Ratio Infant: 4:1; Toddler: 5:1; Age 2: 9:1; Age 3: 10:1; Ages 4-5: 12:1 Yearly Tuition Varies by age and enrollment status; Half-day, three-quarter or full-day options. Part-time options also available Mon., Wed., Fri. / Tues., Thurs. CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3707 Garrett Rd., Durham 919-354-8000; cressetchristian.org Focus Cultivates the heart of each student to educate, nurture and help shape their character in a Christcentered environment. Grades Infant-Grade 12 Total Enrollment 210 Student/Faculty Ratio Preschool, 5:1; Lower School, 9:1; Upper School, 10:1 Yearly Tuition $8,000-$10,500 Special Requirements Student and parent interview, previous records, visit and application. DUKE SCHOOL 3716 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-416-9420; dukeschool.org Focus Project-based independent school that inspires learners to boldly and creatively shape their future. Grades Age 3-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 490 Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Yearly Tuition For 2020-21: Preschool, $3,882$19,408; K-fourth grade, $4,210-$21,052; fifth-eighth grade, $4,616-$23,082 Special Requirements Admissions application, student assessment, candidate profile. DURHAM ACADEMY Preschool and Lower School, 3501 Ridge Rd., Durham Middle School, 3116 Academy Rd., Durham Upper School, 3601 Ridge Rd., Durham 919-493-5787; da.org Focus Strives to provide an education that will enable students to live moral, happy and productive lives. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 1,232 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $16,015-$27,745 (not including activity fees) Special Requirements Assessment or entrance exam, which varies by grade level. Interview required for grades 9-12. 

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