Alumni Way

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Alumni are invited to make a gift of $2,500+* in support of Beyond the Threshold.
This collective effort to raise $250,000 will name Alumni Way on the Academy Road campus. 

For a comprehensive look at naming opportunities, as well as virtual tours of new spaces,
visit the Naming Opportunities page. 

*Gifts are payable over five years. Donors will be recognized on a plaque unless they ask to be anonymous.

Alumni Way Rendering

Alumni Way

Alumni Way will serve as the main entrance to the reimagined Middle School campus, which will now be oriented off University Drive. 

Alumni Way will wrap around a green space in front of the Gateway Center, which will house math, science and history classrooms. The Gateway Center is now under construction and is scheduled to open to students and teachers in Spring 2023.

Learn More About the Middle School Campus Reimagination

Live Construction Cam: Gateway Center

Look Back.

Katye Proctor Freelon

“The Academy Road campus is being beautifully transformed so we can fully unleash the potential of our current and future students. Please join me in honoring our classmates and teachers with a gift supporting this important campaign. We look forward to welcoming you to Alumni Circle!”

Katye Proctor Freelon
Class of 2003, Parent

Natalie Sutton Alvarez

“Durham Academy is far more than a school — it is a wonderful community in which to grow as a person. The teachers, staff, coaches and students provided constant inspiration and support to be my best self, explore my interests, and make an impact. I came away with an intellectual curiosity that propelled me throughout my higher education journey and into my career.”

Natalie Sutton Alvarez
Class of 2007, Alumni Board Member

Benny Klein

“Durham Academy means everything to me. It’s where I developed foundational relationships and learned to value curiosity, critical-thinking, and character. ... The faculty, staff, and coaches made me feel confident, engaged, and excited to learn. I am grateful for the memories, lessons, and for the home that DA provided.”

Benny Klein
Class of 2020, Alumni Board Member

“When my parents made the decision to send me to my father's alma mater, they likely didn't realize that they would assign a part of my life that would continue for almost 40 years and counting. ... I am thankful for teachers, coaches, and friends at Durham Academy who consistently found the best in me and challenged me to excel in my own distinct path in life.”

Meredith White Howell
Class of 1997, Alumni Board President, Parent


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*Alumni 10 years post-graduation





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