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Applying to Durham Academy

Thank you for considering Durham Academy for your child's future! The admission process is all about getting to know one another. You will have opportunities to learn more about our school community and determine if DA would be a good fit for your family.

And we have the good fortune to get to know your family! 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. If you think we might be a good match, follow the steps below!


Step 1:
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. 



Step 2:

Experience Durham Academy for yourself by participating in a Small Group Tour.

Plan Your Visit


Step 3:

For families interested in DA for the 2024–2025 academic year, our admissions and financial aid deadline was Dec. 8, 2023. Please reach out by phone (919-493-5787) or email to check on space availability in each grade level.

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.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Decisions Shared with Families
Grades 1-12 Admission Decisions Shared with Families

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!

  • 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

Meet the Enrollment Management Team

A Few FAQs About the Application Process