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Admissions to Lucy Daniels School

Lucy Daniels School provides a supportive school environment for children who cannot manage or perform well in a mainstream setting.

Tuition and Fees

We work with families to determine the best affordable options for our comprehensive, individualized services. The amount of Lucy Daniels School tuition and fees may vary depending on a child’s grade, reimbursements from health insurance, and eligibility for scholarships we offer. We will discuss specific costs with you during the assessment process.

You may also want to look into the affiliation we have with the North Carolina Special Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA). If your child qualifies for an N.C. special education grant or has an Individual Education Plan, you can receive as much as $8,000 per year towards tuition. For more info, email Deborah Mugno or call (919) 677-1400, x130 or click the button below to set up a virtual meeting to find out more about admission, tuition and if Lucy Daniels School is right for your child.

Your Child’s Assessment

Matching your child’s emotional, social, and academic needs with our program is the focus of our comprehensive approach to assessment. After filling out the Request for Consultation form, you will meet with one of our administrators to discuss your child and our school program. The next steps typically include:


Further meetings with you to learn about your child’s background


Two or more play-based sessions between our clinicians, teachers, a school director, and your child (plus you if your child is five or younger)


Observation (with your permission) of your child in his/her current classroom


Standard psychological or developmental assessments if we feel they would be helpful in understanding your child

This process is usually completed within three to four weeks.

If Lucy Daniels School with its associated services from the Center is not the ideal approach, we will recommend other treatment options or programs in the community that would best suit your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs.

Take the next step with us!

We invite you to call, email, or visit to begin a discussion about whether Lucy Daniels School is the right choice for your child. Contact: Deborah Mugno (Elementary School) or Jennifer Reid (Early School) or call (919) 677-1400 or Complete our online form and we will contact you!

License and Certification

Lucy Daniels School is proud to be rated a 5-Star Preschool, the highest rated license standard administered by the North Carolina Division of Child Development, Department of Health and Human Services. This designation confirms that teachers at Lucy Daniels School hold the highest level degree of education, our classroom environment is outstanding, and we offer the highest standards of student to teacher ratios.

For more information on the 5-Star Program Accreditation, please click here

Lucy Daniels School is licensed by the N.C. Department of Non-Public Education.

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