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Preparing Students

for the Real World

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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!

When you visit DA for an information session or tour, you'll witness our commitment to academic excellence, nurturing and mentoring relationships between teachers and students, and the long-term development of values that is core to our mission. We love getting to know prospective students and families, and we can't wait to meet you!  



A Community Built on Belonging

When you join the Durham Academy family, you are joining a community comprising families with roots around the globe — from those with longtime Bull City ties, to those with family members in New York, rural North Carolina and Seoul — bringing with them a rich variety of perspectives and experiences.

Co-ed since our founding in 1933 and one of the first schools to integrate in Durham, DA has committed itself at every level, from the boardroom to the classroom, to the dual pursuit of excellence and diversity. Diversity — in all forms — enriches each classroom lesson, as well as the dinner-table discussions that follow. At Durham Academy, we strive to ensure that all members of our community feel welcomed, empowered, responsible and safe.

Explore Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Engagement

Important Dates & Deadlines

2024-2025 Admission Application Opens
Deadline for 2024-2025 Admission & Financial Aid Applications
Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Decisions Shared with Families
Grades 1-12 Admission Decisions Shared with Families

Let's talk!

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

  • Preschool/Lower School
    Lali Pshyk: 919-493-5787 ext. 2110
  • Middle School
    Bria Irizarry: 919-493-5787 ext. 2113
  • Upper School
    Caroline Farrell:
     919-493-5787 ext. 2112

Get to Know the Enrollment Management Team

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.