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. 

Our school is fully enrolled for the current academic year. For those interested in DA for the 2021–2022 academic year, please email or call our office to check on availability at each grade level. To stay up-to-date on future admissions events and timelines, please follow the steps outlined below.

Request Info

If you're just getting started, complete our online Admission Inquiry Form to be added to our mailing list and receive additional information. 



We invite you to get to learn more about Durham Academy by checking out our online tour and attending a Virtual Tour & Information Sessions, a Q&A with the Enrollment Management team or a Virtual Student Visit.

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We are currently accepting applications on a space-available basis in certain grade levels. Please contact us at or at 919-493-5787. Please check back with us in the fall for applications for the 2022–23 school year.

Admissions Policy

Durham Academy seeks to enroll students whose abilities, interests and personal qualities offer promise of success in the school's curriculum. 

Applicants are required to take an admissions test and to submit grade reports, recommendations and other supporting evidence of their academic and personal strengths. In addition to the above criteria, the school gives consideration to applicants who are: siblings of present students; children of alumni, faculty or staff; and students who will expand under-represented populations in our school.

Durham Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Durham Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, financial aid programs, athletics or other school-administered programs.

Let's Talk!

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. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Important Dates & Deadlines

Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline: Pre-K to Grade 12
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Please reach out by phone or email to check on space availability at each grade level.

Admissions & Financial Aid Notification Dates
  • Friday, Feb. 12, 2021: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Friday, March 5, 2021: Grades 1 to 12