Grades: PK-12 | 1160 students
Durham Academy is an independent, coeducational day school with 1,180 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
The school was founded in 1933 as the Calvert Method School.
Durham Academy's mission is to provide each student with an education that will enable him or her to live a moral, happy and productive life.
The development of intellect is central to such a life and, thus, intellectual endeavor and growth are the primary work of the school.The acquisition of knowledge; the development of skills, critical judgment and intellectual curiosity; and increased understanding are the goals of the school's academic program. Durham Academy believes that enhancing the spirit of community among faculty, students and parents is essential to the achievement of its goals.
The faculty approaches each student as an individual, and the school encourages close personal relationships fostered in an atmosphere of trust, respect for individual differences and appreciation for the racial, cultural and religious diversity in our society.
In addition, Durham Academy offers extensive opportunities in athletics, fine arts and community service.
Durham Academy is committed to helping each student achieve personal growth in an atmosphere that is both supportive and challenging.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||1160 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||164 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||25 courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science, AP English: Gothic Literature, AP English: Intro to Poetry, AP English: Magical Realism, AP English: Money and Class in American Literature, AP English: Post Modernism, AP English: Shakespeare, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Modern European History, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish -- Language, AP Spanish -- Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP United States History,|
|Average SAT score||1971|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 6 / Jan. 17|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$12,740|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||S. Victoria Muradi|
|Admissions Associate||Lori Reade|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Field Hockey,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||39 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Amigos de Hope Valley School, Amnesty International, Art Club, Badminton Club, Cavalier Newspaper, Change for Chordoma, Chess Club, Croquet Club, Cycledelics, Dance Team, Debate, Debate, Durham Student Connections Tutoring Club, Exurbia, Francophone Film Club, Friday Night Film Club, Go Green Club, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands Tutoring, Indian Dance Club, International Club, Lunchtime Music Groups, MS 150 Club, Make a Difference (MAD) Club, Miracle Club, Model United Nations, Nicarauga Club, Outdoor Club, Ping Pong Club, Pride, Red Cross Club, Ronald McDonald House Club, Salsa Club, Science Olympiad, Soup Kitchen Club, Student Ambassadors, Wiser Club, Writing Club, Young Life Club Art Club, Badminton Club, Chess Club, Croquet Club, Cycledelics, Dance Team, Debate, Debate, Exurbia, Go Green Club, MS 150 Club, Miracle Club, Nicarauga Club, Outdoor Club, Ping Pong Club, Pride, Red Cross Club, Salsa Club, Wiser Club, Writing Club, Amigos de Hope Valley School,
Change for Chordoma,
Durham Student Connections Tutoring Club,
Francophone Film Club,
Friday Night Film Club,
Habitat for Humanity,
Helping Hands Tutoring,
Indian Dance Club,
Lunchtime Music Groups,
Make a Difference (MAD) Club,
Model United Nations,
Ronald McDonald House Club,
Soup Kitchen Club,
Young Life Club,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
DurhamGrades: K-12 | 155 students
3200 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705
DurhamGrades: PK-12 | 282 students
3707 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707
DurhamGrades: PK-5 | 146 students
1935 W Cornwallis Rd
Durham, NC 27705
DurhamGrades: NS-6 | 132 students
2800 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705
DurhamGrades: PK-12 | 528 students
4011 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705
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