Applying to DA

Durham Academy seeks to enroll academically qualified students with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to the life of the school. Applicants are admitted on the basis of school reports, transcripts, recommendations, evaluations and Durham Academy's entrance examination. Interviews are required for grades nine through 12. Durham Academy welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color or national origin and awarded more than $2 million in need-based financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year.

Request Information

If you're just getting started, complete our online Admission Inquiry Form to be added to our mailing list and receive additional information. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office
at or 919-493-5787.

Application Process

Our online form will guide you through the application process. Click below to get started.



Visit DA

The best way to get to know DA? Come see us! By visiting our campus, you'll have first-hand insight from students, teachers and administrators. 

Tours are held in the fall, with application deadlines beginning in December. Notifications are in February and March. 

Schedule a Tour


 View Admissions Calendar

Entrance Testing

Entrance testing is required at each grade level.

  • Admissions Office coordinates Pre-K through Grade 4 testing.
  • Grade 5 through 12 applicants must register online at three weeks prior to the test date and choose test site. 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Admissions & Financial Aid Deadlines

- Friday, Dec. 2, 2016: Pre-K - Grade 1
- Friday, Jan. 6, 2017: Grades 2-12

Please note that applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis. Please call the Admissions Office for more information about applying after our deadlines.

Admissions & Financial Aid Notification Dates

- Friday, Feb. 17, 2017: Pre-K - Grade 1
- Friday, March 3, 2017: Grades 2-8
- Friday, March 17, 2017: Grades 9-12

Additional Information

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, please click the links below.

Admissions FAQs

Admissions Calendar

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Admissions Staff

Victoria Muradi
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
919-489-3400 (x2111)


Lori Reade
Associate Director of Admissions
919-489-9118 (x4103)


Kemi Nonez
Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and Assistant Director of Admissions
919-489-6569 (x6111)


Lali Pshyk
Admissions Office Manager 
919-489-3400 (x2110) 

Holly McKenna
Admissions Administrative Assistant 
919-489-3400 (x2101)



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