Ravenscroft has been an amazing experience for our family. We are THRILLED with not only the teaching and leadership (which brings to life a rigorous academic curriculum), but also the school's commitment to providing outstanding fine arts, technology, sports, and multi-cultural experiences for its
... Read more students. Additionally, for an upper-tier private school, we have been extremely impressed by the ever-growing diversity we see across campus. We feel like Ravenscroft is striking an excellent balance between nurturing our boys and celebrating their gifts, while challenging and preparing them for the world into which they are headed. I Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/28/12
What a disapointment it was-truly grass is not greener on the other side.. glad we pulled our kid from the school. Lack of direction for school academics.. no challenge for kids- just average curiculum.. just wanted to say- glad we no longer there.. there are more greater schools then this and no need
... Read more to pay all that money.. unless u are a mom who never held a job and just looking to show off between your friends- uhh my kid is at Ravenscroft whil i am at the spa or Crabtree mall.. please..no wonder this school still survives- these clueless moms..i got my education and the job i know what it takes to get ahead in life and this scholl .. -NOT IT.. only regret that i didnt lesson to reviews before we joined.. wow they were right.. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/10/12
Ravenscroft has a very nice wall around it with lots of grass. Academics are very poor. For what it charges you have to really compare with other area schools. Especially if you do a comparison of college admission lists, you find Ravenscroft at the lower division of Wake County schools. A lot has to
... Read more do with lack of school leadership at entire school and high schools levels. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/04/12
We are a 3 generation Ravenscroft family and although we are very fond of the school and feel the teaching staff is far superior to public school, we have been very disappointed in the administration in recent years; its choices and apparent lack of ethics. We will likely be removing our middle school
... Read more son before he reaches the upper school if things continue along this trajectory. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/25/12
I was a transplant to Ravenscroft School at the beginning of my freshman year, having attended another private school in the area. I chose Ravenscroft because of its amazing academics and well rounded high school experience. And on that level, it has yet to disappoint. There are so many levels of classes
... Read more that any student will feel challenged, and this academic environment is further heightened by all of the extracurriculars made available. However, the social side of this school has left a bad taste in my mouth. Obviously, with such a high tuition price, Ravenscroft attracts the richest families in the area. It is very much an old money school, and cliques are an ever present idea. As both a new student and a scholarship/financial aid student, I often feeel I am greeted with a cold shouler because of my family's tax bracket. Obviously, the numbers for this school don't lie, it is amazing in almost all of its pursuits, but if your child does not fit the Ravenscroft image of a future socialite, I would think about looking somewhere else. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/05/12
As a life long student I can tell you on graduation everyone could not be more excited to leave this school. I was one of those kids whose parent's started out not having to pay for my disabilities (dyslexia & a processing issues) but then was charged quite a fee. Yes teachers in the upper school will
... Read more help and work with you, but as a lower and middle schooler I can remember being so frustrated & crying because I couldn't keep up even though I knew the answers. I've worked with kids in the lower school and see it quite often. This school really only cares about $$$ and sports. There is no character being built, that's something that is learned at home (at least for this school). 4-7 grade were the worst years of my life because of the awful girls at Ravenscroft that they don't even know how to handle. I only became a better person because I had parents that were incredible & instilled great morals and character into me growing up and especially during that time. Be prepared for your child to be surrounded by (& come to want) the money, exotic vacations, & designers that most every child has. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/07/12
Ravenscroft has provided my children with a stellar education, safe community, teachers who really care, and opportunities to shine in areas that interest them.
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a parent on 05/07/12
We had a very good experience with all of our children at Ravenscroft. If we did have concerns, we felt that people we open to listening.
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a parent on 05/04/12
$125.00 Application fee $3000.00 non refundable non tuition deductible family fee $17900.00 yearly tuition. $1500.00 "voluntary" donation that is not to your childs tuition- its just donation-try not to donate-they will call you like some collection agency! daily requests for volunteering- "non mandatory"
... Read more yeah right.. Please all they want is your money and now- try to see their curiculum before you sign your child to this school. Our doughter knew more in Pre-K then she learned in K. thats why we are pulling her from school. Dont worth the money-should have lessoned to these reviews year ago but no.. it cant be true- oh yes it is. good luck for those who enter. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/17/12
Ravenscroft has transformed itself into a school that only cares about raising money. The academics are given no focus, teachers who all asleep in class, science curricula that are factually wrong, essentially no college counseling, amazingly poor student placement at good universities. But, other,
... Read more they did win a state basketball championship, and have a really, really nice new entrace. That is there legacy. If you're goal is to pay $$$ to pay for the best basketball team money can buy, and drive through a really nice entrance, this is the school for you. Otherwise, go elsewhere. Read less
*The resources listed are programs that the institution is staffed to support. Staffing for a program does not guarantee that it will be offered. This content is provided by the institution and may be incomplete. The institution may offer programs not listed here. Please contact the school directly for additional details.
AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Raleigh schools — Ravenscroft School is located at 7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Raleigh NC 27615. 7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd is in the North Raleigh neighborhood and 27615 ZIP code in Raleigh, NC Ravenscroft School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
School information provided by OnBoard Informatics Copyright (c) 2008. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer
Email Property Alerts
Your Privacy is Important to Us
We won't spam you. Nor will we give, sell, rent or otherwise make your email address available to third parties.
These reviews include feedback from parents, students, former students, administrators and other staff. This feedback
may help you further evaluate and compare schools, along with other information such as test scores, academic programs,
school resources, classroom and teacher ratios, etc. The reviews are provided by GreatSchools.
Ask a question about this school on Trulia Voices to learn more
about this school or district from residents and other local experts.
Test Score Ratings
Test score ratings are based on the most recent standardized test results reported by this state. These ratings may help
you compare similar schools in this district or area. For example, a rating of 8 indicates that, on average, students in
this school scored better than 70% of the students in the state on the same tests. We have indicated below which tests
were used in calculating these ratings. Other factors should be considered when comparing schools, including teacher
experience, academic programs, extracurricular activities, resources for special needs students, etc. These ratings are
not provided by the state Department of Education, which may have their own rating systems.