Durham Academy News & Notes/Aug. 27, 2015  
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DA opens with a record 1,185 students

Durham Academy opened the 2015-2016 school year with 1,185 students, topping last year's 1,183 opening day enrollment, which was also DA's largest-ever. It was an unprecedented year for admissions: DA has reached a record enrollment, yet enrolled fewer new students, 143, than the 167 new students in 2014-2015. The new school year brings DA’s most diverse enrollment, with students of color representing 32 percent of the student body and an increase in geographic diversity. Read More


22 new faculty and staff join

Durham Academy community

The new school year brought 22 new faculty and staff members to the Durham Academy community. In addition to information about their educational background and professional experience, News & Notes asked each of them to share a fun fact that would help you to know a bit more about them. Read More


After a busy summer, athletes

dive into the fall athletic season

Welcome back to school and to the fall athletic season! All of our Upper School teams are well underway, most with games already in the books. Our Middle School teams begin their season with games after Labor Day. This summer was a busy one for many Cavs, who competed in tournaments and honed their skills in camps around the country. Read More


DA in the News

Duke Chronicle:
Lauren Blazing '11 helps lead U.S. national field hockey team to Pan American Games gold

DA alumna Sam Lanevi '14 reflects on college application process, explores 'how to choose a college that fits' 

New York Times:
Claire Kremen '78 chats with Mark Bittman about the 
importance of wild bees 


All-School Picnic

Affinity Programs 


The Week in Photos

Preschool First Day  Lower School First Day

Middle School First Day  Upper School First Day



This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

Preschool Parents Night
- Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. 

Lower School Parents Night
- Thursday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.

No School: Labor Day
- Monday, Sept. 7

Middle School Parents Night
- Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

Innisbrook Fall Fundraiser
- Friday, Sept. 11 to Monday, Sept. 28

Diversity Social in the Park
- Sunday, Sept. 13, 4 to 6 p.m., Rockwood Park

Used Book Sale Book Sort
- Tuesday, Sept. 16,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (drop in),
Middle School Tunnel 

Upper School Parents Night
- Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

Triangle Corporate 
Battle of the Bands

- Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.,
American Tobacco Campus 

All-School Picnic
- Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 to 7 p.m., Lower School Grounds

DA Night at the RailHawks
- Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.,
WakeMed Soccer Park 


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