Durham Academy campus plan
Upper School Stem & Humanities Center
In order to not just preserve but improve the student experience, Durham Academy is addressing its most immediate need first — two rapidly aging, outdated Upper School buildings that impede DA's standard of excellence for programming.
Extensive input from Upper School faculty, staff, parents and students produced a plan to replace the current science and physics buildings with a two-story, 46,000-square-foot STEM & Humanities Center.
The Upper School STEM & Humanities Center represents phases one and two of the Durham Academy Campus Plan. When complete it will serve as the academic hub for the Upper School, housing English, history, math, science and robotics. This innovative space will:
Provide state-of-the-art learning environments for DA students
Increase the amount of flexible learning space and collaboration between teachers, students and disciplines
Unite DA's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), English and history programs
Better prepare our students for 21st century careers