Parents Association & Parents Council

The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.

The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.

Parents Bulletin Board

Strategic plan survey sees record participation; listening sessions begin Sept. 27
Posted 09/18/2014 03:00PM

By Michael Ulku-Steiner
Head of School

Thank you to the more than 1,400 people who participated in the strategic plan survey! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and hopes for Durham Academy's future.

The email survey is just one part of a comprehensive effort to make sure every voice is heard and included in the strategic planning process — including upcoming listening sessions for parents, the Parents Association, the Board of Trustees, parents of alumni, and Middle and Upper School students. Alumni will be invited to share feedback at local and regional listening sessions. In addition, DA faculty dedicated their entire Aug. 15 professional development day to strategic plan listening sessions. Please note your opportunities to participate in upcoming listening sessions below:

Strategic Plan Listening Sessions

  • Sept. 27 – Alumni
  • Oct. 3 – Upper School students
  • Oct. 6 – Parents
  • Oct. 10 – Parents of Alumni
  • Oct. 16 – Parents Association
  • Oct. 21 – Parents
  • Oct. 29 – Parents

Please visit for more details about the listening sessions and opportunities to provide your input at every stage of this process. We want to hear from you!

Special thanks to DA parent Tom Pfeil and his market research firm The Link Group for donating their services to field and analyze this survey. 

Parent Events
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriJan25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • ThuFeb21 Dine for DA at City Barbeque 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
    • FriFeb22 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
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