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Schools & Childcare

For children ages 5-18. Durham Public Schools is Durham’s free public school system. The Duke International Student Center has an introductory guide to public schools in Durham that outlines enrolling your student, required vaccines, enrolling in English as a Second Language programs, and more.


For children under 5 years of age. The Duke International Student Center’s introduction to daycares and preschools in the area is a good starting point for parents who are new to the area.


Independent Schools: There are a number of independent, or private, schools in the Durham area. Independent schools charge tuition for attendance. The Triangle Independent School Consortium has a directory of some of the private schools in the Triangle.