Interscholastic team sports are a valuable part of the Durham Academy experience for many students — approximately 80 percent of students in grades 7–8 and 65 percent of Upper Schoolers participate. We believe competitive athletics teaches lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and the value of sacrifice for the good of a common goal. Athletics can teach students to deal with the elation of success and also the disappointment of failure — and how to benefit from both.

Understanding that teamwork and hard work can not only lead to success, but also be personally satisfying and beneficial is part of a good athletic experience.


With 22 TISAC championships in the last four years and more than a dozen Cavaliers alumni currently on college rosters, our program has experienced much team and individual success throughout the years. Durham Academy fields 43 athletic teams in 20 different sports, and many teams offer a no-cut policy for participation. I invite you to learn more about this important part of our school.

Steve Engebretsen, Athletic Director

Athletics Staff

Athletics Hotline:
919-489-2534 x5

Steve Engebretsen
Athletic Director
919-489-6569, x6120 

Jon Lantzy
Assistant Athletic Director 

Andy Pogach
Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Information


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