The Whitted School

"The Whitted School opened August 31, 2017. This facility provides a high-quality Pre-K program to Durham County local 4-year-olds which will greatly impact their kindergarten readiness. This facility incorporates part of the building for affordable senior housing which lends itself to ongoing intergenerational activities."

"Give your child the gift of kindergarten readiness at the Whitted School!"


  • Director: Dr. Patricia Townsend
  • Address: 1210 Sawyer Street, Durham, NC 27707
  • Phone Number: 919-560-9492
  • Website:
  • Program Hours: 7:45 am - 2:15 pm
  • Wrap Care Hours and Fees
    • Before Care: 7:00 am - 7:30 am
    • After Care: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Wrap care at The Whitted School is full for the current school year. Updated information will be available for the 2023-2024 school year application.
  • Star Rating: 5
  • Teacher and Assistant Teacher Names:
    • Georgette Twitty and Lauren Briggs
    • Daniel Mabini and Jakhya Johnson
    • Karen Craig and Annaliza Monserate
    • Jasmine Patillo and Alexine Miller
    • Ashley Eatmon and Rehab Ahmed
    • Ashawnta Hockaday and Carol Nixon
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Teacher of the Month Recipients
  • Geneva Gadsden - January 2021
Parent Testimonials

"I am so grateful for my family's experience with Durham PreK; specifically, our experience with the Whitted School and Mr. Mabini. Mr. Mabini and his teaching assistant, Ms. Woods, created a classroom environment that made my child feel loved, while also teaching him critical academic and socio-emotional skills that helped prepare him for Kindergarten. My child had prior experiences in a different preschool that made him dislike school and feel like he was a "bad" kid. At Whitted, he was supported and felt connected to his teachers and classmates. He felt like a leader and like a child who could be successful at school. As a result, he loved school and loved learning. I am so thankful for our Durham PreK experience."

  • Peggy, 2021-22 School Year Parent

A Message from Mr. Mabini