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.

Apr
24
Mon
7:00 pm Fairest Creatures 2017 @ Sonorous Road Productions
Fairest Creatures 2017 @ Sonorous Road Productions
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairest Creatures 2017 @ Sonorous Road Productions | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
After last year’s successful 3-night event, Pequod Productions and Sonorous Road will be presenting a 2-night marathon reading of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, performed by actors and non-actors from all over the triangle. Night[...]
Apr
25
Tue
8:00 am State of Downtown Raleigh 2017: ... @ Raleigh Convention Center
State of Downtown Raleigh 2017: ... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
State of Downtown Raleigh 2017: Building a Connected and Collaborative Downtown @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The State of Downtown Raleigh is the premier event for developers, brokers, realtors, urban planners, and economic developers to learn more about the changes in Raleigh’s Central Business District.  At the event, we will reveal our[...]
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
Apr
26
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Apr 26 @ 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,[...]
Apr
27
Thu
6:00 pm Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center
Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Featured Class: Intergeneration Clay Workshop Age: 6-11 yrs. Share in the fun of handbuilding with your child! Come to the pottery studio at Pullen and support your child as you both make original ornamental and functional[...]