Durham Academy is an independent, coeducational day school with 1,200 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.
Durham Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- SAT Score Highest average SAT score
- ACT Score Highest average ACT score
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Student Body Largest student body
- AP Courses Most AP courses offered
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|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|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||1,229 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||164 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||25 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of 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||1415|
|Average ACT score||32|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 13 / Dec. 13|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$14,407|
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.||38 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, 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, Make a Difference (MAD) Club, Miracle Club, Model United Nations, MS 150 Club, 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|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Durham Grades: K-12 | 134 students
809 Proctor St
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 688-3040 3.3 K-12
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