"The seeds of leadership reside in every single child. We provide the nourishment to cultivate them." - Doreen C. Kelly, Head of School
The rigorous academic program offered at Ravenscroft helps Ravens thrive as students today and prepares them to be adults tomorrow. 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.
The journey begins in Lower School, where young people learn, through work and play, to listen, to collaborate and to begin to see themselves as part of a larger community. We meet children where they are and help them develop at their own pace and in their own time.
Middle School is an entry and a bridge. We encourage hands-on practice and active, joyful learning, not only in the science labs and playing fields, but in creative writing and many electives like art journaling or North Carolina folklore.
Upper School students have many opportunities to pursue their interests, wherever it leads them. In preparing each student for a college experience and life beyond that, we emphasize creativity, collaboration and the ability to face challenges inside and outside the classroom.