What our community has to say:

 “When I pick my son up from school he is bursting with energy, proclaiming “I LOVE SCHOOL!” He loves the different projects he gets to be a part of, has made some great friends, and comes home talking about and putting into practice things he has learned (right now it’s a lot more reading and writing on his own that he used to do). I have also been so impressed by the teachers - they are so full of positive energy, my son can’t leave before giving them each a big hug. I’m so grateful that we found this place and hoping that my other children can some day be a part f it!”

-Lower Elementary School Parent

“Project time is interesting and fun. It has teamwork and I really like long-term work were I can work on it every day. Instead of dong one problem and finishing it in ten seconds, when you feel a really big project you feel good that you did it.”

-Upper Elementary School Learner

“I love seeing my child having so many more experiences that just aren’t possible in a traditional school environment. Between the hands on project work, and the dedicated time in the Design Studio, and a real recess where kids get to burn off the energy needed to focus on learning, we couldn’t be happier with The Studio School. We also really love the way the mixed age learning environment allows our child to be a leader to younger children, but also nbe mentored by older students. It’s just amazing to see.”

-Upper Elementary School Parent

“Our 2nd-grader came to The Studio School this past year after our family moved to the area from California. For years, we have looked for an educational space just like this for our children, one where learners are valued, respected, and loved for their individual strengths and interests. Our daughter feels such a sense of determination and excitement each and every day that she goes to school. She loves working independently on her core skills and collaboratively with other learners of all ages on real-world projects. I am so happy to see her innate curiosity and enthusiasm for learning not only preserved, but honored and encouraged through the freedom to discover! Danielle, the founder, puts incredible effort into designing and implementing the latest and best STEM projects, and the teachers work so hard to guide learners through the critical-thinking process, helping them solve their own problems. Our daughter comes home every day with so much to share! I have heard her say more than once, “I’m so glad I have school tomorrow,” “Everything at school is just so interesting,” and “Why does school seem so short!” We highly recommend The Studio School of Durham!”

-Upper Elementary School Parent

“We are so grateful to be at Studio School. Wonderful design, great teachers, good hearted community. Fits our child's learning needs perfectly.”

-Lower Elementary School Parent