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Lower School Classroom

Increased time for literacy and math instruction and more time to serve the social-emotional needs of students are two of the driving factors behind Durham Academy’s decision to lengthen the kindergarten school day beginning in August 2019. While the kindergarten day will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the pre-kindergarten schedule will remain the same, running from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Read More about Kindergarten School Day to Lengthen in 2019–2020
Hallway whiteboards in the Upper School STEM wing

The following provides a snapshot of the DA Campus Plan in action: a student lens on the STEM wing’s first few months in operation; designs for the upcoming humanities wing and what will become the double-decker building’s former footprint; and a comprehensive reimagining of the Middle School. With each phase, DA opens the doors to 21st century excellence, inspiring new generations of teachers and students.

Read More about DA’s Blueprint for the Future Comes to Life

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Ben Michelman

Salad on the floor, beef stew on bus seats, grease-stained shirts, torn paper flower decorations — these were some of the messes made by the seventh-grade class as they planned, shopped for, cooked and served a meal for 250 people in the community café at Urban Ministries of Durham.

Read More about Empathy
Integrity

Integrity. It is a value we uphold. We want our family, friends, teachers, students, coaches, leaders to act with integrity. Integrity means being honest, moral, decent, fair. Because the word comes from the Latin integer, integrity also means being whole, consistent, true to values, true to self.

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Creativity

Some of the most rewarding moments in my day are revealed when a student takes something that exists, an idea or a curious question and creates something new. That perspective may not show up on a pencil-and-paper test, a timed test, or an assignment in which he or she is momentarily demonstrating proficiency.

Read More about Creativity


 

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DA MAGAZINE
 

DA Winter 2019 Magazine

Vol. 46 // Issue 1

The following provides a snapshot of the DA Campus Plan in action: a student lens on the STEM wing’s first few months in operation; designs for the upcoming humanities wing and what will become the double-decker building’s former footprint; and a comprehensive reimagining of the Middle School. With each phase, DA opens the doors to 21st century excellence, inspiring new generations of teachers and students.

Read More about DA’s Blueprint for the Future Comes to Life

FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS
 

Bonnie Wang

Bonnie Wang
Upper School Chinese Teacher
DA Students, Teachers Complete Exchange with China

Carolyn Ronco

Carolyn Ronco
Lower School Director
Values Guide New Math Program in the Lower School

Greg Murray

Greg Murray
Physical Education Academic Leader
Homecoming 2018


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