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Middle School Gateway Center

Monday, May 8, represented an historic milestone for Durham Academy’s Middle School — marking years of planning, input, construction and fundraising that supported the Gateway Center becoming a reality. Middle School faculty and staff hustled to pack up their classrooms and relocate within a 72-hour window to minimize disruption of instruction before the end of the school year.

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Next Step in Middle School Campus Transformation is Underway

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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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.

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DA Fêtes New Upper School STEM Facility

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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