Durham Nativity School

  • Durham Nativity School provides a tuition-free, enriched learning environment and a twelve-year support system for middle school boys who have the ability and commitment to achieve, but not the resources for a quality, independent school education.
  • We promote a rigorous academic program and nurture the whole child to reach his potential through knowledge, moral values, learning skills, discipline, and character development.
  • We instill service for others as we build tomorrow`s role models and community leaders.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Durham Nativity School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants,blue shirt, tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$25
Tuition NotesTuition fee but families pay $25.00 activity fee monthly as well as purchase their own uniforms.
Admissions DirectorMaura Sullivan


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballGolf,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes and Choir

School Notes

  • Durham Nativity School seeks to admit young men and families who value education and are committed to meeting the expectations of our twelve-year program. Our graduates are afforded the opportunity to attend independent, college preparatory high schools and earn a college degree. Students who are successful at DNS enjoy learning, are motivated to succeed in a focused academic environment; and possess honesty, integrity, and self-discipline. The admissions process is designed to identify students and families who will benefit from our specialized instruction and programs.Parents and guardians are expected to support and reinforce the core values and best practices of the Durham Nativity School. Parental involvement and commitment to the educational process produces a successful and more complete child.

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Durham, NC is $8,776 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Durham, NC is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).