Admission & Financial Aid


Welcome and thank you for your interest in Durham Academy — we're delighted to share everything that's wonderful about our community with you! We look forward to building relationships and partnerships with prospective students and families, and those are more important now than ever. 

Although our admissions process is slightly different than in previous years due to COVID-19, you'll see that DA's commitment to academic excellence, nurturing and mentoring relationships between teachers and students, and the long-term development of values are still at the heart of the DA experience. 

Feel free to reach out to our Enrollment Management team at 919-493-5787 or admissions@da.org with any questions or to find out more about the admissions process. We look forward to getting to know your family!
 

Explore

Visit Campus for an Information Session or Tour

Apply

See Important Dates & Explore the Admission Process

Afford

See Tuition & Apply for Financial Aid

Meet Our Students

Experience Life at DA From a Student's Perspective


Preschool/Lower School Virtual Tour


Middle School Virtual Tour


Upper School Virtual Tour


 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Admissions & Financial Aid Application Deadline
Admission & Financial Aid Notification: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Admission & Financial Aid Notification: Grades 1-12

 


 

Upcoming Events

Virtual Student Visit Day
Middle School Information Session
Preschool/Lower School Information Session
Upper School Small Group Tour

Contact Us

We can't wait to chat with you! admissions@da.org

Enrollment Management Team
  • Preschool/Lower School – Lali Pshyk, 919-493-5787 ext. 2110
  • Middle School – Bria Irizarry, 919-493-5787 ext. 2113
  • Upper School – Lori Reade, 919-493-5787 ext. 2112


Meet the Enrollment Management TeamMeet Our Student Ambassadors

Información en español

¡Bienvenidos a Durham Academy! Para información en español sobre admisiones y ayuda financiera, contacten a Margarita Throop, un enlace bilingüe para las familias latinas en DA. margarita.throop@da.org

Choosing DA

1,233

Students Pre-K to 12

6:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

$4.5M

Financial Aid Budget

45

Interscholastic Athletic Teams

76%

Full-Time Faculty with
Advanced Degrees


Why DA?

Moral. Happy. Productive. Those words are at the heart of Durham Academy’s mission statement — and have been for almost 50 years — because at DA, character matters. More than homework or grades or SAT scores, character is what endures. 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. 

But what does a moral, happy, productive life look like? What do we mean when we use those words? What traits or characteristics are essential to living such a life? Explore Durham Academy’s school-wide definition of good character below, representing our aspirational articulation of the values we hope to infuse in all our students.

Moral

What principles drive us to do the right thing?

Happy

What characteristics promote and inspire happiness?

Productive

What qualities create a sense of purpose in life?