Where Engagement Leads: Learning with Purpose
Deep, analytical thinking and dexterous, inventive problem solving are both integral parts of The Branch School’s approach to teaching and learning. Our program implements a comprehensive, researched-based curriculum and a cross-curricular program emphasizing science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). We also incorporate a well-designed language arts program that teaches our students to explore, articulate, and explain their thinking.
Our low student-teacher ratio encourages supportive, transformative relationships and personalized approaches to learning. Through engaging, inquiry-based projects, Branch students are encouraged to wonder, ask questions, and find solutions as they build knowledge, skills, and a solid foundation from which to grow and branch out.
Our Academic Program
The Branch School offers a rich and challenging academic program and advanced courses, and our students exceed all traditional benchmarks—achieving top scores on standardized tests, excelling in competitions such as PBS Writers and the Private School Interscholastic Association, and participating in programs like the Duke University Talent Identification Program. More importantly, we instill a deep, lifelong commitment to intellectual growth in each of our students, tapping into their own interests to draw them into the thrill of discovery and joy of understanding. At The Branch School, our students love how they’re learning every day—and that builds a profound and enduring passion for discovery.