durham academy Magazine

Durham Academy’s biannual magazine was first published in 1974. The magazine features articles written by various members of the DA community, including faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and students. 

We want to hear from you! If you are interested in writing for a future edition of Durham Academy Magazine, want to pitch a story idea or provide feedback, please contact Editor Kathy McPherson at kathy.mcpherson@da.org.

Summer 2018

Summer 2017 Magazine
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19 | Farewell to the Class of 2018

  • With a commencement send-off from writer and humorist Roy Blount Jr., 102 new graduates head off for adventures near and far.

26 | Building Philanthropy

  • Since Calvert Method School's founding in 1933 by Ann and Watts Hill, Durham Academy families have stepped up to keep the school moving forward: opening a new campus on Academy Road, building the Upper School, moving the Preschool and Lower School to Ridge Road, and creating a new STEM and Humanities Center at the Upper School.

40 | TED Lab Offers a New Way to Learn

  • A computer lab that was filled with 20 desktop computers is now a flexible TED space where students in grades one through four experiment with technology, engineering and design. Fourth-graders used design-thinking to help create the dynamic new space.

46 | The Wonder of WISER

  • Over the past decade, Upper School students have raised more than $30,000 to support WISER, a community development organization focused on the social empowerment of girls in Muhuru Bay, Kenya. Over spring break, 16 students and two teachers got a first-hand look at the school and community they have supported.


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Leslie King
Director of Communications
C: 678-613-6707 
P: 919-287-1729 

Kathy McPherson
Assoc. Director of Communications
Preschool/Lower School News
Editor, The Record 
P: 919-489-6569 (x6144) 


Melody Butts
Asst. Director of Communications
Middle/Upper School News
Manager, DA website/social media, News & Notes
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Sarah Delk
Multimedia Specialist
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Tim McKenna
Assoc. Director of Alumni Affairs
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