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Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 3:00:00 PM
The weight room in Kirby Gym will be open for current students, faculty/staff and alumni to use during limited hours over the summer.
Posted Monday, Jun 4, 2018 11:01:41 AM
Durham Academy Upper School faculty honored more than 40 ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders for academic achievement, effort and enthusiasm at the annual honors assembly on Thursday.
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:55:30 PM
During this exciting week of Cavaliers athletics, we unfortunately saw many of our teams' seasons come to a close. Only the boys tennis team, a 5-3 winner over Greensboro Day School, was able to advance to a state championship from a trio of DA teams playing in Tuesday's semifinals.
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:24:00 PM
DA's 102 newest alumni are turning the page to new adventures, including 49 different colleges and universities.
Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Twenty-two members of Durham Academy's Class of 2018 were honored for success in all facets of campus life, including academics, arts, athletics and service at the senior awards assembly on May 24.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:43:36 AM
Durham Academy is once again offering the opportunity to sell back new and used textbooks and to return rental textbooks to Follett. Book buyback/return will take place on Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Kenan Auditorium on the Upper School campus.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:38:00 AM
During this exciting week of Cavaliers athletics, we unfortunately saw many of our teams' seasons come to a close. Only the boys tennis team, a 5-3 winner over Greensboro Day School, was able to advance to a state championship from a trio of DA teams playing in Tuesday's semifinals.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:12:00 PM
Durham Academy taught Nico Bollerslev Fox to always try to do her best. She took that lesson to heart, vowing "good things come to people that work hard." That has led her professionally to a career in advertising analytics in New York City and personally to finish the six Abbott World Marathon Majors before turning 30. Now she's set her sights on the Seven Continent Challenge, running a marathon on every continent. With three down and four to go, she expects Antarctica to be the biggest challenge!
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:25:00 PM
Twenty-two Durham Academy seniors were granted membership in the school's chapter of the Cum Laude Society — the highest academic honor that the school can bestow — on Monday. The distinction is made in recognition of students' grades, strength of academic schedule and contributions to campus intellectual life.
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:56:00 PM
When I was in middle school, I can remember signing up for community service, walking to the nearby senior living community with a group of my classmates, and spending an hour or two walking around nervously, trying to find a way to engage with the residents. It was a positive experience: I was pushed out of my comfort zone, and maybe, I was able to bring a bit of light to someone else's day.
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:45:26 PM
Humorist Roy Blount Jr., known as the author of two dozen books and a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me, will deliver the commencement address at Durham Academy's 44th commencement exercises. The class of 102 seniors will be celebrated in a ceremony set for 3 p.m. on May 25 at Memorial Hall on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:24:00 PM
During this exciting week of Cavaliers athletics, we unfortunately saw many of our teams' seasons come to a close. Only the boys tennis team, a 5-3 winner over Greensboro Day School, was able to advance to a state championship from a trio of DA teams playing in Tuesday's semifinals.
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM
The Upper School's Rise Against Hunger Club will hold a car wash on Friday, June 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Lower School parking lot (by Brumley Performing Arts Building). The event will serve as a fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger, the international hunger relief organization with which Durham Academy partners for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service meal-packaging event each January.
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:14:00 PM
Durham Academy Lower School houses more than 37,000 books, according to an educated estimate by second-grade teacher Caroline Petrow's students. And when DA Lower Schoolers go home each day, the majority have access to hundreds of books there, too.
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Jeff Peirce took his young daughters to his environmental engineering lab at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering long before there was a "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." He would take Leyf Peirce Starling and her sister into his lab on the weekend to help him.
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:58:00 PM
It's tournament time for our spring varsity sports teams! Our track and field teams will compete in the conference meet this weekend in Cary, and our boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and girls soccer teams will be in the state quarterfinal round, looking to advance to their respective final fours. The boys golf team will compete in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament in Pinehurst on Monday and Tuesday.
Posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:18:00 PM
Durham Academy Upper School's robotics team has been in existence for a mere two years. Yet in that time, the team has punched its ticket to two world championships — and earned quite a reputation in the process.
Posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:53:00 PM
Heading west for his first year at Stanford University was Joseph Williams' second-ever time on an airplane, but the 1988 alumnus of Durham Academy has logged plenty of miles since then. From working as a production engineer in Japan, to earning an MBA at Harvard University, to starting his own company in Brazil, Williams is a man on the move.
Posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM
This week in Durham Academy athletics has been one of both terrific team and individual accomplishments — highlighted by both tennis and boys lacrosse both claiming outright conference titles. The baseball team, led by a great individual performance from senior Ian Layzer, swept North Raleigh Christian last week to claim a piece of the first conference title in 10 years.
Posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM
Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education, and the next collection deadline is Monday, Feb. 26 — so start clipping and dropping them off!
Posted Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM
A number of faculty and staff enjoy participating in the Durham Academy Golf Tournament, and we are seeking sponsors to help cover their playing fee. A couple in particular who still need sponsors are Howard Lineberger and Randy Bryson. Donate a full faculty sponsorship for $350 or make a smaller donation that may be pooled with others.
Posted Monday, Apr 30, 2018 1:00:00 PM
With nine students advancing to the final round of the speech contest, Durham Academy had the largest group of any school who presented at the North Carolina Chinese Speech and Writing Contests on Saturday.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 4:00:00 PM
With just three weeks left in the regular season, our nine varsity teams are jockeying for state tournament positioning. We hope you can all come out this afternoon and cheer on the Cavs at the annual Spring Fling presented by the Parents Athletic Committee.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 4:00:00 PM
Fourteen Durham Academy Upper Schoolers have earned accolades for their performance on the National Latin Exam and in the Classical Association of the Middle West and South translation competition.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 3:36:37 PM
Pre-kindergarten teaching assistant Bobbie Dahlgren will retire from Durham Academy in June after 26 years of service, and the Preschool invites all to help celebrate her on May 8. The fun is set for 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on the covered play space under the Preschool/Lower School library. Popsicles and cupcakes will be provided.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 3:17:36 PM
Sloan Nuernberger loved playing football and basketball with her two older brothers when she was growing up, but it wasn't until she was the mother of three young boys that she discovered running.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 3:00:00 PM
It's time for the Cavalier Supply Company's End-of-Year Clearance Sale! Through the end of the school year, all clothing and gift items are 20 percent off. We also have $5, $10, $20 and $25 sale bins filled with goodies, and we're holding a special sale on youth polo shirts and green DA logo T-shirts.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 2:40:00 PM
Durham Academy Upper School hosted the Durham County Special Olympics Spring Games for the 33rd year on Friday, welcoming an estimated 500 athletes with open arms, high fives and cheers of encouragement.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 4:33:00 PM
The Durham Academy Used Book Sale and Bake Sale was a huge success, with thousands of books finding homes with appreciative readers and about $13,000 raised for Parents Association! The funds raised will make a tangible difference in the lives of students and teachers — by supporting student enrichment events, faculty wish list items, schoolwide community-building events, capital initiatives and faculty endowment initiatives, just to name a few.
Posted Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 5:11:00 PM
Jason Lapidus, a junior at Duke University, has been going nonstop since graduating from Durham Academy in 2015. He spent a semester at the London School of Economics, is gearing up to compete in the ACC and NCAA men's tennis tournaments and will do an internship at Visa Headquarters in California this summer. He credits Durham Academy with teaching him valuable lessons in observation and gratitude.
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