Applying to DA

Durham Academy seeks 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. Durham Academy welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color or national origin and awarded more than $2 million in need-based financial aid for the 2018–2019 school year.

Request Information

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


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management via email or
or at 919-493-5787.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission. Any applications submitted after our Dec. 3/Jan. 7 deadlines will be processed and reviewed as they are received. Families will be notified about admission decisions based on space availability for that particular grade level. For more information, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management via email or at 919-493-5787. 


Visit DA

The best way to get to know DA? Come see us! By visiting our campus, you'll have first-hand insight from students, teachers and administrators. 

Tour and Information Sessions are held in the fall.

Schedule a Tour


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Entrance Testing

Entrance testing is required at each grade level.

  • Admissions Office coordinates Pre-K through Grade 4 testing.
  • Grade 5 through 12 applicants must register online at three weeks prior to the test date and choose test site. 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Admissions & Financial Aid Deadlines

- Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: Admissions and Financial Aid Deadline for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Applicants
- Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: Financial Aid Deadline for All Current Parents
- Monday, Jan. 7, 2019: Admissions and Financial Aid Deadline for Grades 1 to 12 Applicants

Please note that applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.

Admissions & Financial Aid Notification Dates

- Friday, Feb. 15, 2019: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
- Friday, March 8, 2019: Grades 1 to 12

Additional Information

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, please click the links below.

Admissions FAQs

Admissions Calendar

Affording DA

Admissions Staff

Victoria Muradi
Director of Enrollment Management
919-489-3400 (x2111)


Lori Reade
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
919-489-9118 (x4103)


Kemi Nonez
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
919-489-6569 (x6111)


Lali Pshyk
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management 
919-489-3400 (x2110) 


Christine Lee
Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant
919-489-3400 (x2101)


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