Applying to DA
Thank you for considering Durham Academy for your child's future! Our goal is to enroll academically qualified students with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
Applicants are admitted on the basis of school reports, transcripts, recommendations, evaluations and Durham Academy's entrance examination. Interviews are required for grades 9 through 12. We welcome applicant of any race, creed, color or national origin, and DA awarded more than $2 million in need-based financial aid for the 2018–2019 school year.
Important Dates & Deadlines
Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline: Pre-K to Grade 12
- Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Please note that applications received after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Admissions & Financial Aid Notification Dates
- Friday, Feb. 14, 2020: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
- Friday, March 6, 2020: Grades 1 to 12
Office of Enrollment Management
For more information or assistance at any stage of the application process, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management via email or at 919-493-5787.
If you're just getting started, complete our online Admission Inquiry Form to be added to our mailing list and receive additional information.
We are currently accepting applications on a space-available basis in certain grade levels. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Management via email or at 919-493-5787 for more information. Please check back with us in the fall for applications for the 2020–2021 school year.
- Application fee (reductions are available if this fee presents a financial hardship)
- Online application
- Teacher recommendations (1 for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; 2 for other grades 1–12)
- School records
- Admissions testing
- Parent questionnaire
- Student questionnaire (grades 5–12)
- Interview (grades 9–12)
Entrance testing is required at each grade level.
The DA Office of Enrollment Management coordinates Pre-K through Grade 4 testing; please keep an eye out for communication from our office after you apply.
Grade 5 through 12 applicants must register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) online three weeks prior to the test date and choose test site.