Since starting his eighth-grade elective course, STEAM by Design, in 2016, Karl Schaefer has encouraged his students to use cutting-edge technology, engineering and coding to solve real-life problems.
A sixth-grade social studies mini-unit on institutional power and methods of “people power” turned into an opportunity for students to tap into recent real-world events and learn about the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team’s fight for inclusion in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.
DA’s 2021 Earth Day celebration spanned an entire week, bringing together Upper Schoolers, Lower Schoolers and Preschoolers to appreciate nature and give the Earth some TLC.
A group of industrious Middle Schoolers recently took a big step forward in their plan to install a rain garden to absorb stormwater runoff from the new Arts & World Languages Center parking lot.
In a year when Durham Academy had a renewed focus on inclusion, one conversation took place that had been long overdue — a dialogue about disability and accessibility on DA’s campus.
This year’s This I Believe speakers included seniors Andria Shafer and Blake Smith; juniors Molly Hunter, Zoe Sinclair and Aaliyah Wines; sophomores Emerson Levin and Ash Granda-Bondurant; and ninth-grader Scout Ross.