A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Upper School

We offer our students learning that is dynamic, experiential, and interactive.

Students encounter open-ended questions, undertake original projects of real relevance, explore the natural world, and immerse themselves in service learning. In doing so, they build impressive powers of critical, creative, and independent thinking and expression. It is an exceptional education shaped by a clear set of beliefs: a commitment to Quaker values, a love of children, and a sense of hope for the communities, local and global, they will soon lead and serve.

You’ll find that we often quote the last phrase of our mission statement: “We teach our children that it is possible to change the world.” In the Upper School, you will find staff who are accomplished in their disciplines, deeply caring of students, and committed to providing students examples of lives engaged in pursuing truth, peace, and social justice.

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Upper School Head Teacher


Acres of creekside, forested campus


Graduates attend colleges or universities of their choice


Athletic teams in 9 sports
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