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.

Winter 2019

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16 | DA Students, Teachers Complete Exchange with China

Seven Durham Academy students visited Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai last summer as part of DA's first Chinese exchange trip. The trip officially establishes a relationship between DA and Beijing No. 8 High School, which sent seven students to DA two years ago.

25 | Values Guide New Math Program in the Lower School

The format keeps students actively involved in math lessons that take place for 60 minutes each day. Each part is short, highly engaging and provides opportunities for students to discuss and articulate the strategies they are employing to solve math problems.

30 | DA's Blueprint for the Future comes to Life

Four years ago, the Durham Academy Campus Plan was little more than an idea — a dream for the future grounded in a commitment to excellence. Now, the Upper School STEM and Humanities Center is nearing completion, and construction of an entirely reimagined Middle School campus begins this summer.

44 | Raising Awareness of Immense Suffering

Over the course of 10 summers spent in South Korea, Kay Youngstrom '19 and Diane Youngstrom '17 learned of the starvation and forced labor that North Korean defectors faced, so the sisters helped organize speech events at which defectors could share their stories.


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