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The Central Park School for Children is committed to nurturing and guiding the natural eagerness of each child to explore, grow and relate to others. We are a tuition-free public charter elementary school in downtown Durham, NC, serving students in kindergarten through 6th grade (expanding to 8th!) with a child-centered, project-based, integrated-arts curriculum. We operate on a year-round calendar. Learn what makes us unique... »

CPSC applicants: Schedule a tour and complete the online application! We're now accepting applications for our elementary program (grades K-4) and our middle school program (grades 5-7)!

You've got to check this out!

  • Did you know that CPSC is in the process of becoming a K-8 school? Check out our middle school program (grades 5-7 for the 2015-16 school year)!
  • CPSC families: Get all the news in the "virtual Take Home Folder"!
  • Search the CPSC library collection, find helpful resources, check out student projects and so much more at the CPSC Library website!
  • Comments, questions or suggestions about our website? See our Contact Us page.

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As a public charter school, our budget is very tight. Your support provides many wonderful opportunities for our children and helps us carry out our mission. Learn how you can make a difference »