THIS BRICK-AND-MORTAR COMMITMENT IS ABOUT MORE THAN AESTHETICS AND THE "FEEL" OF OUR CAMPUSES. IF WE ASPIRE TO PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR AN UNCERTAIN, COMPLEX AND AMBIGUOUS WORLD, WE MUST OFFER THEM EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES - DAILY PRACTICE WITH HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS, PERPLEXING QUESTIONS AND VIGOROUS TEAMWORK.
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Demand for the Durham Academy experience is at an all-time high. If we are to remain true to our commitment to provide an innovative and exceptional educational experience for qualified, deserving students, and preserve a community where teachers know their students and our families and faculty know each other, we must grow as a school. Strategic growth in the coming decade will allow Durham Academy to:
Continue to be a regional leader in education
Recruit, retain and nourish the most innovative and creative teachers
Create new cutting-edge programs for students to thrive
Increase diversity in all its forms
Expand our capacity to admit siblings and children of alumni
Increase the school's reputational value
DA 2030 - a comprehensive re-envisioning of the Middle and Upper School campuses - is driven by 2015 Strategic Plan goals that prioritize the student/teacher experience and preserve a long-standing reputation of academic excellence.
Creating new state-of-the-art, flexible instructional space and using that space to increase collaboration between teachers, students and disciplines will better prepare our students for 21st century careers.