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Elementary Program

The Exploris School: Elementary Program
17 S. Swain St., Raleigh, NC 27601
(ph) 919.715.0333
(fax) 919.715.0916

Exploris’s Elementary Program provides an inclusive, respectful, and supportive learning environment that nurtures the young individual as a thoughtful participant of our community.


National and State educational standards provide the platform on which teachers build age appropriate, thematic projects. These projects engage students in essential foundational skills – numeracy, literacy, and critical thinking.

This type of project-based learning motivates students (and teachers) by using long term, real world investigations of compelling subjects which end in public presentations. Teachers design curriculum around thematic projects, coupled with active teaching practices that foster student success and build positive school culture. Students are encouraged to approach subjects as research, providing a path to learning that promotes a sense of discovery and wonderment.


Exploris challenges students to be crew, not passengers (to borrow from the Outward Bound motto). Students come to view themselves as an essential part of their own educational experience; to take an active role in their learning; to embody the school culture.

Each school day begins with CREW meeting, also known as “morning meeting.” This is a time to share, connect, work on team building, and discuss the day’s upcoming activities. One of Exploris’s key values is RELATIONSHIPS, which are built, in part, through creating a sense of community within the classroom, the school as a whole, families, and the community at large.


Participation in the Exploris experience extends to the community of adults who care for our children. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and guardians all have an opportunity to play a role in the Exploris community of learners. From classroom volunteers, to chaperones, to office assistance, to board members, to financial supporters, there are ample ways to get involved – and we rely on it.

To apply for enrollment at Exploris or to learn more about our annual lottery, please visit our Admissions page.

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