Not Your Typical School
Our Main Campus is the former estate of Judge Howard Foushee. It does not look like a “typical” school, which suits us perfectly! The 1906 mansion and grounds is within sight of downtown Durham. The property boasts century old trees shading our playground and wrap-around porches that are used for lunch breaks and studying. The large rooms and central halls perfectly complement the family-like atmosphere of our school. This site is walking distance to Durham’s revitalized downtown, the American Tobacco Complex and The Durham Bulls Athletic Complex, The Durham Performing Arts Complex and The Brightleaf District. Duke University is less than five minutes away and public transportation is on our block. Our activity reaches far beyond these three acres.
Camelot Farm and Environmental Activities- Our students enjoy year-round special programming on a north Durham farm site that includes homesteading activities, carpentry projects and environmental studies. The property Includes an historic log cabin, a three acre stocked pond and a barnyard full of animals. In addition, our students frequent many other farms and local environmental sites for regular coursework. These experiences reinforce the Camelot commitment to holistic development and the importance of Nature Studies in education.
Arts and Physical Activities - Camelot utilizes additional studio and recreation space to house our music, art, drama and physical education programming. In addition to sponsoring two co-ed athletic teams each season, the Arts enjoy a huge following in our school. The annual Evening of the Arts is a showcase of such that is a highlight of the ear.
Robotics Lab - Our hugely popular FIRST Robotics Program (FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) share a space with the FIRST teams from North Carolina School of Science and Math. Students ages 9 and older participate in afternoon and weekend sessions that lead to competitions at a local, state and national level.
In addition, Camelot proudly features Durham landmarks as part of its annual events calendar. Graduation at the historic Carolina Theatre, Evening of the Arts at the beautiful Hayti Historic Center, Pie Supper at the Durham Armory, Academic Fair/Thanksgiving Feast at the Durham Convention Center in addition to regular use of Durham Parks and Recreation gyms and fields.