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.

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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.

Oct
13
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all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Nov
15
Thu
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
16
Fri
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
17
Sat
11:00 am Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at Dix Park @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at the specially crafted dog park, which features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area as well. This is a[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]