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Duke School For Children

3716 Old Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705

(919) 416-9420


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To help children become confident, independent learners who solve real-life problems, work cooperatively with others, and develop their personal talents, character and ambitions.

Duke School educators actively engage children in developing concepts, skills and creativity, emphasizing a child-centered, integrated and project-based approach to learning.

At Duke School our children will be encouraged to develop:

An eagerness to explore the world around them and discover its patterns
A command of the skills and knowledge necessary to explore and understand the world and communicate their discoveries to others
An ability to do logical problem-solving, both as an individual and as a member of a group
Confidence in their own ability to learn and express their ideas
Respect for themselves and others, and for individual differences among people
Self-motivation, self-reliance, and the ability to complete and critically evaluate tasks or projects
An inquiring, creative and critical mind
Excerpted from the preschool's website