Finding the right school for your child can be difficult. Click on the links below to get all your answers before you decide which neighborhood to move to:
Wake County and Surrounding Counties School Information
Changing schools and moving can be stressful events, even if the entire family is excited about the move.
Your child’s school records are among the important documents you will need to round up or make arrangements to have sent during a move.
As soon as you decide to move:
- Research the schools. The difference between a top rated school and a school that lags behind its peers could be as simple as living on one side of the school boundary. Also, if your child has special needs or unique goals (i.e. they had been in a foreign language immersion program), you will need to find out what is available where you are moving to.
- Start early. Even public schools may have waiting lists if they are charter or target schools.
- Found out if there are any extra-curricular activities that require early enrollment or may involve practice over the summer before the school year starts.
- Enroll your children in their new schools. Make sure you've filled out all the required paperwork and have all the necessary doctors' forms, immunization records, etc. so that the kids can start on Day One.
- Get a copy of your children's current coursework so that the new school can get a better idea of where to place the child in terms of classes or levels.
After you arrive at your new place:
- Drive the kids to their new school before school starts.
- Consider introducing yourself to the neighbors, depending on your comfort level talking to strangers. You may want to go door to door or actually throw a backyard or house party inviting your closest neighbors over.
- Talk to the new school counselors to make sure they know that your kids are experiencing not just a new school but have actually experienced a major house move as well.
- Look into extracurricular activities (associated with and without the school) to give the kids opportunities to meet new friends.
When your looking to move, schools are often within the top 3 reasons people choose to relocate. Below we've compiled a comprehensive list of resources for education in the Triangle area.
Whether you're looking for information on child day cares, Wake County Schools or surrounding counties elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, North Carolina higher education, charter or magnet schools our goal is to provide you with the most updated information for you and to make your transition to (or within) the Triangle as smooth as possible.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
- Campbell University (Buies Creek)
- Durham Technical Community College (Durham)
- Duke University (Durham)
- Meredith College (Raleigh)
- North Carolina Central University (Durham)
- North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
- Peace College (Raleigh)
- St. Augustines College (Raleigh)
- Shaw University (Raleigh)
- University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
- Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh)
PRIVATE ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS
- Chapel Hill | Orange County Private Schools
- Durham | Durham County Private Schools
- Wake County (Raleigh, Cary, Apex) Private Schools
- Catholic Schools (Raleigh Diocese)
CHAPEL HILL CITY & ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CHATHAM COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DURHAM COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JOHNSTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WAKE COUNTY MAGNET SCHOOLS
HOME SCHOOLING IN NORTH CAROLINA
CHILD DAY CARE
COMPARE K-12 SCHOOL RATINGS NATIONWIDE
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