Durham Academy News & Notes/Aug. 21, 2014  
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DA opens with record enrollment

Durham Academy opened the school year with 1,183 students – its largest-ever enrollment. That is compared with 1,165 students on opening day last year, which was DA’s second-highest enrollment.

While DA has reached a record size, the school had fewer new students: 167, compared with 173 new students last year.

Admissions Director Victoria Muradi explained that because fewer current students left DA, fewer spots were available for new enrollees. Read More


Athletic Director's Update

Welcome back to school and another busy fall athletic season!

Several members of the Class of 2014 now find themselves on college rosters, and, as usual, we had many returning athletes playing and competing over the summer in preparation of leading our Cavalier squads for the upcoming seasons. 

Find out more about their achievements and important athletics dates and information! 

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16 new faculty/staff join DA

The new school year brought 16 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.

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Excitement on first day of school

Durham Academy Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner had a few words of advice for Upper Schoolers as they opened the 2014-2015 school year with a division-wide convocation:

"Be generous;" "Be your best, truest, most original self;" and "Get ready to learn with your generous, original teachers." 

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10-Day Preview


Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


All-School Events

Monday, Sept. 1

- No School: Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 2

- Fall Enrichment Classes Begin

 Saturday Sept. 6

- Preschool/Lower School Family Social in the Park

Saturday Sept. 21

- All School Picnic (4pm-7pm)


DA in the News

Chris Rosati '89 featured in CBS' "On the Road"

News & Observer's fall preps preview: DA girls cross countrygirls golf; and girls tennis

Hope Ronco '07, NOAA researchers, evacuated in wake of Hurricane Iselle

Video of the Week: DA Class of 2014 and parting gratitude


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