Colleges and Universities in Southwest Raleigh

Colleges and Universities

The Triangle region is home to three of the nation’s top-ranking universities, with one of them right here in SouthWestRaleigh: North Carolina State University is centrally located and connected with the area through its Main and Centennial Campuses. Other higher learning institutions in SWR are Meredith College and William Peace University; and two historically black colleges, Shaw University and Saint Augustine’s University, are located just outside its boundaries.

Schools in Southwest Raleigh

K-12 Schools

Many of SouthWestRaleigh’s public schools are magnet schools. Elementary schools within SWR boundaries include AB Combs, Fred A Olds, and Wiley Elementary. The Exploris School teaches K-8, and Centennial Campus Middle School and Dillard Drive Middle School bridge to Athens Drive Magnet, Needham B. Broughton, and Raleigh Charter High Schools. SouthWestRaleigh is also home and close to a number of private schools.

Pottery - Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

SouthWestRaleigh has many opportunities for lifelong and recreational learning. The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department offers a wide variety of programs and classes from the arts to sports and recreation. NCSU provides learning partnerships in a number of areas through their Outreach and Engagement Department as well as classes, study trips and lectures through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Wake Technical Community College offers personal interest classes in various locations around town as well as online.

Aug
22
Tue
7:00 pm Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Just Make Something! @ Imurj | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Just Make Something! is a relaxing community get together that takes place leading up to and during Tuesday evening performances. Gather around the round table of art supplies, crafts, and art scraps to make zero-stakes art[...]
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Aug
23
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Aug 23 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
5:00 pm Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join us every Wednesday evening from 5 pm – 6:30 pm for the months of August through October for “Music on Market”. The series which is a community collaboration between Trophy Brewing Company, Indy Week, YMCA of the[...]
6:00 pm Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guide... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Kirby Building Parking Lot
Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guide... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Kirby Building Parking Lot
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour @ Dorothea Dix Park - Kirby Building Parking Lot | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources invites you to join us on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park. Tours start at 6 PM and 8 PM. On July 24th, 2015, the City[...]