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Chesterbrook Academy

Private | PK-3 | 145 students

We offer students a wide range of curriculum choices in a small wooded setting.

 

Living in Raleigh

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $213,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted November 21, 2013

Chesterbrook Academy North Raleigh is a wonderful school! We have had a child there for two years (pre-school), and are considering staying for the elementary program. The curriculum is challenging, and my child comes home having learned new things each day. They offer Spanish, art, drama, PE, music and STEM special classes, so it is a very well-rounded education. The teachers we have experience with are very caring and have great parent-teacher communication. You can tell they are happy to be at work, and enjoy their jobs - this to me is very important! In regards to the negative comments in the previous post, I can say that our family has not experienced this. The rooms are typical pre-school rooms with centers and reading spaces. Overall, the snacks are good, and the school is working to make them even healthier! I recommend that interested families come take a tour to decide if it is a good fit. It really is a personal decision. As a parent, I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

The director is great but I was not impressed with school. The classrooms are a jumbled mess and very distracting. Preschool children are given a choice to take spanish or play. Why pay extra money for special things like spanish to potentially not have them not learn it at all during the year. They are given sugary snacks and drinks that wind kids up and rot their teeth. There a few teachers that shouldn't be teachers. The matter in which they spoke to the kids was unacceptable. It was not the kind, calm and nurturing environment that was described. Certain children are picked as favorites and spent quality time with while other children are left behind to fail. There was a very strange energy in classroom, definitely not warm and fuzzy feeling.


Posted January 24, 2013

My daughter has been enrolled for two years now at the Strickland Rd location and absolutely loves going to school. They have challenged her to strive to be the best student she can be. The teachers are very caring and involved. She will be returning next year as I have been so impressed how well she is learning and thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

Chesterbrook is a wonderful place to send your child for their academic and social emotional growth and development. The teachers are exceptional and the curriculum is comprehensive. He currently is in kindergarten where he is thriving. The small class size is only one of the many advantages to attending Chesterbrook. His teacher is able to differentiate within the classroom to meet all the needs of the students. I am so appreciative that he has access to Spanish at least two times a week as well as music, art, drama, PE and STEM.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

Chesterbrook on Strickland in Raleigh is excellent. It is small and warm, and the academics are excellent. In addition, they have wonderful programs in art, drama, and foreign language. I could not ask for a better elementary school, and they support all of the children in their social and academic growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

My daughter absolutely loves this school. Her teacher is incredible, the curriculum far exceeds our expections, the staff is wonderful- we love everything about this school and would highly receommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

My husband and I just enrolled our 4 year old son at Chesterbrook Academy (formerly North Raleigh Country Day) on Strickland Rd. We are extremely pleased with care given to him and our family. He is in Ms. Danforth's Pre-K1 class to prepare him for Kindergarten in the fall. In the short time he has attended CBA, we have already seen giant leaps in his listening and social skills, not to mention his confidence. She has created a warm, but structured environment that encourages students to participate and learn. We could not have hand-picked a better spot for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

We love NRCD! Our son has attended three years and has loved every one of them. Wonderful teachers and administration. Couldn't be happier with how my son has thrived in this atmosphere. We are thrilled with the curriculum based learning program here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

Best decision I ever made was enrolling my son at NRCD. Everything from the administration, teachers, atmosphere, parents, communication, curriculum and extra curricular activities are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Love this school. Teachers are wonderful. My son has learned so much at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This school does a great job communicating with parents about their child's progress. They have a modern, progressive atmosphere. The faculty are very professional and enthusiastic. One unique feature is a shaded nature trail where the students can learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

The administration is very informative, communication with the school is great. The teachers are wonderful and the school has a wonderful atmosphere. My daughter has enjoyed her first year here and we plan to stay for many more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Great atmosphere, teachers and curriculum! One of a kind school
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 53%
Black 19% 32%
Two or more races 5% N/A
Hispanic 2% 11%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Ronald McDonald House (2013)
  • Food Bank (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mike Williams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (919) 847-2120

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Gardening
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
120
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
120

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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10200 Strickland Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Phone: (919) 847-3120

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