Athletic Associations


Durham Academy is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA). This organization is made up of approximately 80 schools in our state. It is governed by a board of directors made up of heads of school and a board of managers made up of athletic directors, and is led by an executive director. The NCISAA Handbook, including rules, regulations, policies and other NCISAA information, may be found at

The NCISAA is a group of independent schools sharing a belief that athletic interaction through statewide play-off activities should be a positive experience. The NCISAA endeavors to promote and administrate a variety of educationally sound athletic programs leading to state championships. Therefore, our activities are governed by the following principles:

  • We believe that all activities shall be founded on accepted principles of sportsmanship.

  • We believe that all activities shall be conducted without racial discrimination.

  • We shall attempt to minimize interruption of academic schedules, as well as travel time and expense.

  • We believe that financial aid in any form in return for athletic performance should be prohibited.

  • We believe the business affairs of the NCISAA shall be conducted by a group equally representing the entire constituency.

As a voluntary organization, the NCISAA operates with the belief that the basic integrity of each member school is the most vital part of the organization. 


Durham Academy competes regionally in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC). The TISAC includes Cary Academy, Durham Academy, Ravenscroft School, St. Mary’s School, North Raleigh Christian Academy and Wake Christian Academy, which compete for 20 conference championships. Athletic directors from member schools jointly determine conference policy concerning scheduling, determination for conference championship and tournament sites, state tournament representatives, participation guidelines and many other issues important in the daily processes of our athletic program. 

Athletics Hotline:
919-489-2534 x5

An independent, coeducational day school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
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