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Durham Academy

3501 Ridge Rd
Durham, NC 27705-5539

(919) 493-5787


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The purpose of Durham Academy is to provide each student 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.

Recognizing that intellectual growth cannot by itself lead to a rich and responsible life, Durham Academy is committed to helping each student achieve personal growth in an atmosphere that is both supportive and challenging. Durham Academy provides students with opportunities to develop habits that lead to moral behavior, responsible action and the growth of character; to develop physically, learn the habits that lead to sound mental and physical health and experience the lessons and satisfactions of competitive athletics; to gain appreciation for the visual and performing arts, discover creativity within themselves and encourage the growth of their own imaginations; and to gain an awareness of present and future obligations to fellow students, community and country.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"1:00 Gather
1:05-1:55 Indoor Play
1:55 Snack
2:05-2:40 Outdoor Play
2:45 Dismissal
Excerpted from the preschool's website