How to Enroll

Our target student population is anyone in the Durham area who desires a rigorous, college-preparatory education in a classical, liberal arts setting.

Excelsior Classical Academy CFA is committed to enrolling a diverse student population and will abide by the provisions in NC G.S. § 115C-238.29F(g)(5) that forbid discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, marital status, religion, ethnicity, or disability.

The school will admit students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. The school will enroll any eligible student who submits a timely application unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the school. In this case, all applicants for any grade for which a lottery is necessary shall be admitted through a random selection process.

The school will endeavor to achieve racial/ethnic balance through a comprehensive marketing plan, in accordance with NC G.S. § 115-238.29F(g)(5). It is the goal of the school to reflect the racial, ethnic, and special population demographics that compose the general population of the area. The school will focus its efforts on recruiting students in a manner consistent with the racial/ethnic balance of the community it serves. This effort will include marketing specifically to underrepresented populations.

Application Process

Enrollment is closed for the 2017-2018 school year. Students on the waitlist for 2017-2018 must reapply for 2018-2019, according to North Carolina statutes. Waitlists cannot carry over from year to year.

Open Enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year begins on January 3, 2018. The Open Enrollment window closes February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm. All applications received between January 3rd and February 28th are eligible for the lottery, which is a child’s best opportunity to be offered a place in the school. The lottery will be run March 1st at Excelsior Classical Academy at 6:00pm.

If your child is accepted from the lottery or waitlist, you must confirm that spot within five days of notification and turn in your registration forms within 7 days of confirmation. You can confirm your child’s enrollment through the Lotterease link sent to you via email or by a phone call or email to the school. If a selected applicant chose the surname option and has siblings in lotteries at Excelsior, those siblings move up when the selected applicant is confirmed. If you have any questions, you can call our office at 919-213-8585.

Students may apply once the lottery has run, and applications received after the lottery will be placed at the end of the waitlist for the appropriate grade. Students will move from the waitlist to the accepted list as space becomes available. Enrollment for the waitlist is ongoing, and families are encouraged to apply.

Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM

School Tours

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10 AM

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10 AM

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10 AM

Every Wednesday in February at 10 AM

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Every Wednesday in April 2018 at 9:00 AM