Open Seat Report 2022

Finding availability in your ideal school can be difficult if you are new to the area or even if you are local and just looking to change schools. Many schools have already closed their applications.  However, there is often movement among schools after selections are made and throughout the summer. SchoolUp is working to compile a list of schools that have limited availability and are encouraging families to apply.

New schools will be added as we confirm availability!  We strive to keep this list updated regularly, however, due to high demand, there is no guarantee. Please contact the schools you are interested in directly to confirm availability.

Resurrection Lutheran

Private School - Cary, NC

Encouraging applicants in K-8 as well as Junior Kindergarten, a full-day preK program. Contact Rosie Creasy at

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St. David's School

Private Christian School - Raleigh, NC

Currently accepting applicants in grades 9-12. For more information regarding St. David's School, including the admission application process and timeline, please explore our website, or contact the Admissions Office at

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The Unity School

Private Waldorf School - North Raleigh, NC

Accepting applicants in PreK - 3rd. Contact Lucy Chartier to learn more about Waldorf education.

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Cardinal Charter Cary

Public Charter School - Cary, NC

For more information visit Accepting applicants in all grades K-8. Contact Jillian Lanfrey at

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Montessori School of Raleigh

Private School - North Raleigh, NC 

The only independent school in the Triangle that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Encouraging applicants in 7th - 11th at the Briar Creek campus. Contact Caroline Farrell at 

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Wake Prepatory Academy

Public Charter School - Youngsville/Wake Forest, NC

A NEW K-12 public charter school. Accepting applicants in 10th-12th grade. 

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GRACE Christian

Private Christian School - Cary, NC

The Triangle's only ACSI Exemplary Accredited school. Limited seats available in K, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th. Contact 

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Magnet Schools

The following Wake County Magnet Schools have seats available in select grade levels for priority applicants (any combination of High and Medium).  For questions or to apply contact Tamani Anderson Powell at

Brentwood ES

 School of Engineering

Point of Contact: Kristen McBryde

School Website

Fox ES

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

Point of Contact: Martha Hayes

School Website

Partnership ES

Interactive Community

Point of Contact: Mary Martin

School Website

Bugg ES

Design and Computer Science

Point of Contact: Anna Dodd

School Website

Green ES

Leadership and World Languages

Point of Contact: Tricia Seymour

School Website

Poe ES

Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics

Point of Contact: Christy Story

School Website

Conn ES

Entrepreneurial Design

Point of Contact: Carrie Bolding

School Website

Millbrook ES 

Environmental Connections

Point of Contact: Randi Jones

School Website

Smith ES

International Baccalaureate PYP and     Spanish Immersion

Point of Contact:

School Website

Dillard ES

Center for World Languages & Spanish Immersion

Point of Contact: Carrie McKeown

School Website

Powell ES

Play and Ingenuity

Point of Contact: Cris Laurens

School Website

Zebulon ES 

Gifted and Talented

Point of Contact: Lawre Johnson 

School Website

Centennial MS

University Connections and Leadership

Point of Contact: Lindsay Strickland 

School Website

Oberlin MS

Global Studies and Language Immersion

Point of Contact: Christine Hahner 

School Website

Dillard MS

Center for World Languages and Spanish Immersion

Point of Contact: Jessica Nelson

School Website

West Millbrook MS

International Baccalaureate

Point of Contact: Jessica Collins 

School Website

East Cary MS

Center for World Languages and Global Studies

Point of Contact: Teikeisha Beddoe

School Website

Reedy Creek MS

Center for the Digital Sciences

Point of Contact: Christine Sachs 

School Website

East Millbrook MS

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Point of Contact: Joanna Caves

School Website

Athens Drive HS

Medical Sciences and Global Health Initiatives

Point of Contact: Tonya Hinton

School Website

Millbrook HS

International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes

Point of Contact: Loren Baron & LaShonda Haddock

School Website

Southeast Raleigh HS

University Connections: School of Design, Arts, and Engineering

Meghan McCollum

School Website

Don't forget to check back, new schools will be added as we confirm availability!

Interested in having your school included on this page? Our goal is to collect as many opportunities for parents as possible so if your school has availability we would love to list you!