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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 5th grade (expanding next year to 6th!) with a child-centered, project-based, integrated-arts curriculum. We operate on a year-round calendar. Learn what makes us unique... »

You've got to check this out!

  • Have you heard we're expanding to K-8? To learn about or apply for the new Associate Director and 6th grade teacher positions, visit our Employment page. To learn about the expansion effort, visit the Middle School page.
  • Attention parents of rising 6th graders: We're still accepting applications for 6th grade! Learn more >
  • CPSC families: Access weekly updates, parent pages, and more 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 »