Moral.

Happy.

Productive.

Our mission to prepare students for moral, happy, productive lives means DA is as committed to developing our students’ moral compass as we are to developing their intellect.

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Lower Schoolers Recess

1,227

Students Pre-K to 12

6:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

$4.7M

Financial Aid Budget

45

Interscholastic Athletic Teams

73%

Full-Time Faculty with
Advanced Degrees

Preschool teacher with students

The Preschool is the happiest place on campus.

Caring, committed teachers nurture every child to support academic success and cultivate curiosity, creativity and compassion.

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First-grade students

Students in first through fourth grade are explorers.

Talented teachers inspire confidence as children delight in discovery, becoming published authors, researchers, artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists.

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Middle Schoolers working on science project outdoors

Middle School students have a home that is an oasis for adolescence.

Dedicated teachers guide students through their academic, social and emotional journeys from 10-year-olds to teenagers.

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Upper School teacher holding outdoor class

Upper School students are preparing for a brilliant future.

Inspiring teachers provide innovative, unique academic and extracurricular experiences to help students reach their full potential at DA, in college and beyond.

Experience the Upper School

The DA Graduate: Principles, Passion, Purpose.

Brendan Bradley ’01

Entrepreneur, Writer, Actor & Filmmaker

“Going back to my roots at Durham Academy, my introduction to the entertainment industry as a business ... was the entrepreneurial, self-generative spirit of you've got to make your own career.”

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Marco Reyes ’10

Clinical Research Coordinator

“Durham Academy taught me to think globally while acting locally. In the classrooms, my teachers taught us about the effects that our actions have on the world.”

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Becki Feinglos Planchard ’07

Public Health Policy Advisor

“I feel more on the hook than I've ever felt to give everything that I have. ... I've never, ever seen or worked with such hardworking people in my entire life, who are so dedicated to the health and well-being of folks in our state.”

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Faith Couch ’15

Photographer &
Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree

“It's not about telling a story that's projected onto me. It's about telling my own story, through my own eyes, how I see it.”

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News

On a springlike day perfectly suited for an outdoor, socially distanced college signing ceremony, five Durham Academy seniors put pen to paper on Feb. 25 to formally commit to compete in college athletics next year. John Donovan will play lacrosse at Gettysburg College; Toby Harris will play basketball at Brandeis University; Katherine Lantzy will play field hockey at Middlebury College; Gavin Schulz will play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College; and Scott West will play baseball at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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