Welcome to 

Kestrel Heights School


Founded in 1998 as a public charter school, Kestrel Heights School serves students in grades K-12 in the greater Durham area. We believe that all children can succeed in a safe and challenging environment that is dedicated to nurturing lifelong learners. By fostering a community with high expectations, modeling characteristics of responsible citizenship, and focusing on the development of the whole person, we believe we will help to create a great school for all children. Kestrel Heights School believes in the Paideia Program of teaching. For more information about Paideia, visit the website for The Paideia Center in Asheville, NC.
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Kestrel Heights School Admissions

The More You Know….

One month to go!


We still have Seats available!

- Do you have a neighbor or friend who may be interested in enrolling their child at Kestrel Heights School?  We have a openings, and no wait list, for our 6th, 7th and 9th grades.  We are still accepting applications for our other grades which have very small wait lists at this time.  Application are available on our website or contact Ms. Vargas through email at Vargas@kestrelheights.org in Admissions for more information.

Please go to the Admissions page,

and fill out the application

for the 2016-17 school year!

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School hours:  

Our school hours remain unchanged from previous years. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of school.

 Kindergarten - 5th grade: 7:45 am - 2:30 pm

Grades 6th - 12th:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Carpool World:

The Kestrel carpool database available for our parents interested in carpooling with other KHS parents:

https://www.carpoolworld.com/carpooling.html?c=kestrel_heights  We will monitor the site to ensure only current KHS parents are registered; however, all carpool arrangements and safety concerns are the responsibility of the parent.

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First day of school:

Summer vacation is flying past! Only one month until our school year begins! All students should be report to school on Monday, August 22nd.  

Please make every effort to have your child present on our first day of school.

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Open House:  

Our Kestrel Open House will be held on

Thursday, August 18th

during the following times: 


Kindergarten - 5th:  4:00pm - 6:00pm

at the elementary school

Grades 6th - 8th:  Orientation will be held in the HS gym at 6:00pm,

followed by open house at the middle school at 7pm.


Grades 9th -12th: Open house will be held at the high school at 6:00 pm

followed by orientation in the HS gym at 7pm.


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Supply Lists
The supply lists for the upcoming school year are located on our website. Please choose your school level and locate the link for the supply list on the left hand side of the page.

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Please familiarize yourself
with our traffic pattern and make the first day easier for everyone!























Main Office - 919.484.1300
Select the ext. for each individual school.
Admissions/Records Fax - 919.375.2479

2014-2015 NC Report Card Results

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State Health Assessment Forms:
State law requires that every child entering public schools in N.C. receive a health assessment. If your child has enrolled in KHS Kindergarten or your child is transferring from a private, home school or out of state, the State Health Assessment is required prior to the first day of attendance on August 22nd.   Please send all completed forms to Ms. Vargas in the Admissions office.

7th grade Immunizations:
Children who start 7th grade on or after July 1, 2015 will be required to have vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect them from serious diseases. Students entering 7th grade will be required to have
one dose each of Tdap
(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
and meningococcal vaccines
if they have not previously received these vaccines. Your child will have to provide proof of vaccination by the first day of school.
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High School Football:


Any student interested in playing Varsity Football for Kestrel Heights School this upcoming season should contact Head Football Coach David Lloyd at lloyd@kestrelheights.org. We have already started summer workouts in preparation for the season. We are coming off of a very strong year and we look to continue this success. We are looking for hard working, high character, student athletes that can make a positive contribution to our team and our school. If you are interested, please contact Coach Lloyd as soon as possible.

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