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. 

We'd be delighted to host you for a visit, where you'll witness that DA's commitment to academic excellence, nurturing and mentoring relationships between teachers and students, and the long-term development of values are at the heart of the DA experience. 

Feel free to 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!


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Enrollment Management Team
  • 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

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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.

Choosing DA


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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.


What principles drive us to do the right thing?


What characteristics promote and inspire happiness?


What qualities create a sense of purpose in life?