This first-ever digital-only issue of Durham Academy Magazine takes readers on a video tour of the Middle School’s new Arts & World Languages Center. Set to open in a few weeks, this new building marks the completion of the first phase of a multi-year makeover of DA’s Academy Road campus. This expansive space will house the Middle School arts program — visual art, band, chorus, drama and movement — and world languages — Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish — and features the largest special event/performing arts venue on any DA campus.
Three years in the making and just weeks from completion, the new Middle School Arts & World Languages Center marks the first phase in a multi-year makeover planned for Durham Academy’s Academy Road campus.
In July, a group of current students and recent graduates proposed a series of concrete short-term, mid-term and long-term racial equity reforms that Durham Academy could implement to become a more inclusive and fair school community.
Much of the energy that Durham Academy faculty and staff put into making the school’s hybrid mode of instruction possible this year is beyond quantifying (think countless hours spent reworking lesson plans over the summer and on weekends).