The classroom is but one of the places where learning happens. The winter 2022 issue of Durham Academy Magazine takes us along for Senior Challenge, a 43-year backpacking tradition, and the community-focused Senior Service Project. And — as evidenced by teacher Julian Cochran’s sabbatical spent hiking the Appalachian Trail — members of the DA community are lifelong learners who seek out all sorts of classrooms well beyond their days as students. It’s just the kind of habit that architects of DA’s new Strategic Vision aim to instill in students.
Through this adventure in the North Carolina mountains, seniors hike to breathtaking summits, cook and sleep under the stars, rappel and climb cliff sides, and find deep wells of perseverance.
Ash Granda-Bondurant’s artwork — and the passions inspiring it — can be seen all around Durham Academy and beyond.
Among those deserving of kudos: DA's speech and debate program; National Merit semifinalists; third- and fourth-grade math teams; and a host of impressive students and faculty.
Kindergartners created their very own Venus flytraps in art class this fall as a complement to the kindergarten’s “Our Community” social studies curriculum.
The Middle School is piloting Competency-Based Learning, a system of assessing, teaching and communicating about student learning without number or letter grades.
Upper School computer science teacher Julian Cochran tackles the adventure of a lifetime through Durham Academy's faculty sabbatical program.
Now coordinator for DA's Middle School Extended Day program, she had a phenomenal career playing with the Lady Eagles and was inducted into the NCCU Athletics Hall of Fame last year.
Durham Academy’s fall athletics teams excelled in yet another challenging season of ever-changing health and safety protocols.
DA partnered with the Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center for the fall 2021 Senior Service Project.
Mundy — who grew up in Asheville, attended Duke University and now serves as Director of Equity and Community Engagement at Kent Denver School in Colorado — plans to hit the ground running in July.
The two-story Gateway Center will house core academic classrooms and labs, and will include an administrative wing with integrated student support space.
A flexible design-thinking process will help infuse the spirit and the practice of incremental, iterative improvement in our students, our faculty and our school.
As part of the school's Strategic Vision work, DA is striving to create opportunities for growing students' happiness and to measure their contentedness.
Cha'Mia Rothwell '16, Kara Stith '09, Liz Roberts '16, Katherine Lantzy '21, T Land '99 and Brendan Bradley '01 are among DA alums with news to celebrate.
Rosati’s message to make the world a better place is being lived daily at the Rosati Leadership Academy.
As he looks back now, a few months removed from his second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Tate Fogleman ’18 admits there were some tough times.
Tom Beischer '87, Andy Crawford '97 and Margie Gudaitis Hess '07 have committed to giving back and staying connected to DA.
Among alumni who have recently tied the knot are John Tabor '06 and Corey Mansfield '02.
Brittany Dohmen Brom '03, Molly Punk, Caroline Few Elliott '10 and Nico Bollerslev Fox '06 have all welcomed babies to their families.
Remembering the lives of Elizabeth Ann Dees Nelson Pulley ’57, Karl Edwards Miller ’85, Rebecca Lang Clodfelter ’79, John J. Pringle, Bennett Watson Cowper Roberts, Jr. ’86, June Henry Stallings III ’87, Mary Teer Barringer ’53, Bowen Warner Brinegar ’13 and Read McBryde Spence ’59.