This is where you’ll find your class schedules and supplies list. When we have announcements for you, we’ll post them on this page as well.
We’re proud of all of you. Good luck and don’t forget:
Dare to Dream Big! Never Give Up! Strive to Excel!
Sports & Activities
A healthy mind and body lead to better attentiveness and classroom performance. Team sports are an extension of our school program and an excellent avenue for developing and exercising character. In our mission to educate the whole child, we recognize the importance of daily Physical Education and team sports. Students develop the necessary athletic skills to compete against other schools while learning and practicing good sportsmanship. Durham Nativity School fields competitive teams in soccer, basketball, and track and field. Students also participate in Aikido, tennis, and lacrosse.
We are grateful to community partners like TROSA and Soccer.com for providing access to gyms and soccer fields for practice and games.
We believe in a holistic approach to education that develops the whole child through encouraging self-reflection, critical thinking, exploration and respect for others. In addition to a diverse curriculum which is taught in an interactive environment that encourages development of public speaking and critical thinking skills, we further pursue these guiding principles through programs and clubs in which all students participate at various points throughout their time at Durham Nativity School.
Each Friday afternoon volunteers join us to lead clubs, sharing their talent, passion and expertise. Students have participated in the following clubs:
Music… Introduction to Piano
Youth Percussion Ensemble
First Aid and Disaster Preparedness
Disney Ecology Challenge
Video and Production
Experiences Beyond the Classroom
At Durham Nativity School, we believe in a holistic education. We embrace the concept of learning taking place beyond the classroom. Providing varied instructional venues enables students to explore, discover, and gain knowledge about themselves and the core curriculum. They learn from other people with whom they interact and the world in which they live.
Throughout the year, our students receive a blend of traditional classroom instruction along with field and camp experiences, educational travel, and cultural experiences. Examples include hands-on activities at Duke Vivarium and the Duke Physics lab, performances at the PlayMakers Repertory Company, Earth Day at IBM, a week at the Youth Scholar Academy in Washington D.C., and a trip to Uganda with one of Duke’s surgical teams. These, and others, greatly impact learning and bring the curriculum come to life.
Scholarships provide opportunities for our students to experience summer camps which include:
- Camp Challenge
- Camp Oak Hill
- Camp Sea Gull
- Carolina Friends Summer Camps
- Duke School Art Camp
- Durham Academy Summer Camps
- Woodberry Forest Camp
- All Sports