“For me, the Humanities wing is more than a nice new facility. It’s a space that gives my colleagues and me the chance to pick each others’ brains and support one another every single day.” — Dr. Lauren Garrett, English teacher
Campus Plan News & Updates
From Preschoolers who will frequent the halls of the new Upper School STEM and Humanities Center in a decade, to alumni, parents and faculty who understand just how great of an impact the new building will have on learning, STEM enthusiasts of all ages marveled as they wandered the halls of the new state-of-the-art building on Aug. 20. They gathered for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the STEM wing of the two-story, 46,000-square-foot facility.
Durham Academy’s Board of Trustees has approved a multi-phased Middle School campus master plan that involves every building on the Academy Road campus.
Parents of Lower School and Middle School students are asked to provide input on the future of the Middle School campus at a Master Planning Charrette set for Tuesday, March 28.
The last time Durham Academy dreamed this big was more than 20 years ago. Then, as now, we were responding to high demand that was causing admissions constraints: the school was at capacity, we weren’t able to serve as many deserving families as we wanted to, we were starting to lose the ability to keep families together, and we were being forced to balance those priorities with a long-standing commitment to increasing diversity.
Durham Academy opened the 2016–2017 school year with its largest-ever student body: 1,203 students. While the school’s enrollment has risen incrementally for the past couple of decades, this year’s growth — up from 1,184 in 2015-2016 — is greater than in recent years, and that’s intentional.