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Since the opening of the Middle School Arts & World Languages Center in March, students and faculty have gotten a big taste of what it’s like to learn and teach in a facility on par with the quality of a Durham Academy education. And now, the next step in a plan to transform the entire Middle School is underway, with the Gateway Center site prepared for construction to begin.

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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. 

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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.

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In early September, more than 4,000 Durham Academy constituents representing current parents, faculty, staff, alumni and Upper School students received a quantitative online survey created by The Link Group to engage input, identify priorities and assess support for initiatives for the 2014-2015 Strategic Plan. More than 1,100 respondents completed the survey.
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