Welcome to the Preschool

Welcome to Durham Academy’s Preschool! Each day our students are met with new adventures, passionate teachers, safe challenges and lots of fun! Here, our youngest learners blossom into moral, happy and productive individuals.

We are lucky to witness your children’s growth and share in their joyful discoveries. We delight in their natural curiosity and their wonder about how the world works. In the Preschool, children develop a sense of self and self-confidence, share responsibility and make lifelong friendships. Our teachers have years of experience recognizing and nurturing each child’s gifts, helping them set goals and experience success. Our goal is to build a partnership with our families as you become part of a community filled with laughter, love and learning.

We recognize the importance of pre-k and kindergarten as the beginning of our students’ formal education — a time when children form positive impressions of school and begin to recognize the joy of learning. We help Preschoolers establish the roots for future success through a comprehensive curriculum that is balanced with opportunities for exploration, play and celebrations of cultural diversity.

We provide a stimulating environment that fosters growth of the whole child. Our program provides children with an opportunity to develop the skills, self-reliance and attitudes to maximize their creative potential and learn to navigate the world around them. The units of study that we teach allow students to explore concepts in language arts, mathematics, science and global studies. Enrichment classes in art, cooking, music, Spanish and physical education complement our academic curriculum. 

We invite Preschool parents to take advantage of the many opportunities to actively engage in their child’s school experience. The diversity of the Triangle allows our students to learn about a wide variety of professions and pursuits through visits from parents and community partners. Parental involvement is key to a child’s academic success and is a valued component of our Preschool program.

We encourage you to come witness the magic of the Preschool for yourself and share in the joy and excitement that our students experience daily. Thank you for your interest in learning more about our program.

Christian Hairston-Randleman, Director of Preschool
christian.hairston-randleman@da.org 

An independent, coeducational day school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
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