Mission-Driven, Durham Academy’s blog about everyday examples of the moral, happy, productive lives of our students, faculty/staff, families and alumni.
Alumni reconnected on campus, and classes ending in 4s and 9s gathered for a reunion party at Boxcar Bar + Arcade.
The Seesaw digital portfolio platform allows students to document their learning in creative and engaging ways, such as videos, photos, audio recordings and drawings. Work from other apps, including green screen and slide presentation apps, can also be imported into the portfolio.
A milestone was reached on Nov. 7: After four years of planning, design and construction, a reimagined Upper School campus was complete.
Miniature golf courses are known for their design aesthetics as well as the challenges that lie within those beautiful designs: waterfalls carrying balls off the green and windmills that tease you with the hole just on the other side.
For my capstone, seven of my classmates and I had the chance to travel through North India. Our 21-day trip had three phases: a challenge phase, a project phase and a rest and relaxation phase.
The Cavalier Capstone program completely transformed my perspective about the power of tradition.
In May, 43 students embarked on a choice of one of four outdoor Cavalier Capstone adventures — backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing or whitewater kayaking.
Moral. Happy. Productive. The Upper School’s Cavalier Capstone program launched last May with happy in mind.
In education circles, we often hear the term “mirrors and windows” — the idea that we, as educators, can provide resources for children to learn about themselves and others.
History is taking a comprehensive approach framed through the lenses of identity, history, power, economics and geography, rather than bookended timelines with memorized lists of names, dates and facts.
World languages teachers have been transforming the way Durham Academy teaches and students learn.
This year, Middle School teachers prepared for a different type of math student to enter fifth grade: one who is steeped in Bridges, a curriculum that has allowed students in the Lower School (and soon the Preschool) to speak the same, comprehensive math language.
It’s an exciting time in the Preschool! On the heels of extending the kindergarten school day, the faculty has been working tirelessly to engage our youngest learners in thoughtful conversations and meaningful activities about belonging to and participating in both a local and a global community.