For the fourth year in a row, Ravenscroft's student-led fundraising team for Crucial Catch has been recognized as the top fundraising school in the nation, exceeding their goal of $30,000 by more than $6,000, and once again winning the prestigious Pink Cleat Award.
Ravenscroft has always dared to dream big dreams and then worked hard together to achieve them. In the words of longtime Ravenscroft board member and visionary Fran Pugh, “Everything we do, we do for the kids.”
Throughout 2021, in partnership with our Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team, we conducted research and sought feedback from our academic community, alumni and parent groups to help shape and inform Ravenscroft’s strategic direction, establishing a new plan for our future that will allow us to best meet the contemporary needs of students over the next five years.
Ravenscroft is committed to delivering our mission through an educational experience deeply rooted in on-campus programming while also providing learning options for those that are unable to be on campus due to health concerns.
We cultivate the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills and believe that strong written and verbal communication skills are at the heart of an exceptional education and successful career.
Ravenscroft’s beautiful campus is situated on 135 wooded acres in North Raleigh, approximately 15 minutes from both downtown Raleigh and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Ravenscroft facilities include the Olander Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center, Holding Hall Lower School, featuring dedicated PreKindergarten and Kindergarten centers, Middle School, Murphy Hall Upper School, Keim Center for Innovation and Research for Middle and Upper School students and Winston Library for Lower School students.
Ravenscroft joined forces with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to pioneer a groundbreaking, PreK-12 curriculum designed to teach the leadership skills that will prepare our students to become citizen leaders.
The competencies in our Citizen Leader Framework span beyond the classroom. They can be seen on the sports field, the art room, the stage and every day in our community. In every sphere of student life, our students learn to seek academic excellence and model leadership.
A significant part of supporting our mission is Ravenscroft’s ongoing commitment to be a school that feels safe and inclusive for everyone.
Lead From Here provides the educational framework for teaching and learning to Lead Self, Lead With Others and Change Your World; and it is through our citizen leadership education that we are able to nurture and support our inclusive community and deliver on the promise of our mission.
The Ravenscroft experience spans the classroom, the sports field, the art room, the stage and the community.
Ravenscroft is a supportive, warm community that values diversity, equity and inclusivity and the unique gifts each individual on campus brings to our shared experience. As students develop the competencies that will help them succeed in an unpredictable world, Ravenscroft becomes a community of citizen leaders.
From its first pages, Framing Our Future identifies attracting, retaining and supporting “high-performing individuals who are committed to the unique independent school environment” as essential to the school’s vision for the future.
Building on its foundational work, the school has kicked off new programs built around faculty, student and parent/guardian commitments to greater diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Wellness programming in PreK-12th grade helps students bounce back from everyday challenges and pandemic stressors.
Two named gifts, the Norona Wellness Room and Patio and Papou’s Kitchen, exemplify and expand Ravenscroft’s commitment to student well-being.