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Beyond the Threshold
Students, teachers, administrators and supporters cut the ribbon for the Gateway Center.

Our Impact Will Go Far Beyond These Walls.

Students work in the Upper School robotics fabrication lab

Upper School Campus Transformation

Fostering innovation and imagination to prepare for an unscripted future.

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Students smile for a photo on the staircase of the Middle School Gateway Center.

Middle School Campus Reimagination

Setting the stage for exploration, inspiration and independence.

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Students play on the new Lower School playground.

The Durham Academy Fund: Annual Giving

Securing the foundation upon which we build.

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Create a Tomorrow That Transcends Any Threshold.

Beyond the Threshold not only supports our talented students and teachers but will create a future of far-reaching impact. This campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort Durham Academy has ever undertaken.

We’re on the threshold of the next phase in our exciting campus plans to create state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments. As we extend the ability of our life-changing teachers to create innovative, integrated learning experiences, we continue to carry out our commitment to the excellence for which Durham Academy is known. Beyond the Threshold delivers on our promise to provide a transformative educational experience, fulfilling a plan that started almost 30 years ago with the creation of our Preschool and Lower School campus.

The Durham Academy recipe really works to create happy, moral and productive lives. We see beyond the current test score or sports season, beyond the end of the school year, beyond graduation. That great beyond is what DA is really all about.

Michael Ulku-Steiner,
Head of School

Total as of 4/2/24

Durham Academy’s innovative learning environments catalyze intellectual curiosity, real-world problem-solving and academic excellence. Our investment today helps build lifelong learners, creative thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.

Karen Rabenau, Beyond the Threshold Campaign Steering Committee Chair,  P’18, ’20, ’20, ’24


Sutton Family photo

DA gave us an extremely strong foundation in STEM, enabling all of us to pursue careers integrating this knowledge across the fields of medicine, e-commerce, finance and real estate development. We want to pay it forward so that today’s students can similarly develop the ability to think critically and have the confidence to tackle any roadblock they may face.

Michelle Sutton Armenteros '07, Kent Sutton '14,  Drew Sutton '06, Natalie Sutton Alvarez '07 and Grant Sutton '11, pictured with their parents, Shelayne and Frank Sutton