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.
We would much rather meet you in person, but you can find more information and inspiration below! Feel free to reach out to our Enrollment Management team at 919-493-5787 or email@example.com with any questions or to find out more about the admissions process. We look forward to getting to know your family!
DA Hybrid Schedules
For the 2020–2021 school year, DA's hybrid learning plan prioritizes the healthy and safety of our students, families, faculty and staff; fulfills our mission of preparing students for moral, happy, productive lives; and upholds our commitment to academic excellence. Explore DA's Cavs Connected page to learn more about the protocols that allowed for a safe return to campus and after school options. Students who need to or choose to remain at home are able to continue learning without interruption, thanks to a robust online curriculum.
Preschool/Lower School Virtual Tour
Middle School Virtual Tour
Upper School Virtual Tour
Why We Love Durham Academy
"I can see just a small amount of the work that is being put in to not only open DA this fall, but to do so safely. I see the joy in my children at being able to attend school in person. I love that this school has met every challenge as an opportunity to show grace, dedication, and diligence to complete the task at hand. I love that DA is creating traditions and fond memories for my children."
Lower and Middle School parent
"I know this wasn’t easily done, but you have certainly made it look easy. At a time when the rest of the world feels chaotic and unpredictable, DA has managed to remain the same stable pillar in the lives of my children that you have always been."
Lower and Upper School parent
"Words can’t begin to describe the amazement and deep gratitude I feel... for a cohesive, productive learning experience that extends far beyond academics. [Our children] are actively learning and they are sufficiently challenged, but they are not stressed. They are also getting the message that academics are important, but physical health, mental health and positive relationships are critical. These kids feel cared about and loved by their school."
Upper School Parent
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.