An illustration of the proposed new dining hall and cafeteria at the Davis Academy.
An illustration of the proposed new dining hall at the Davis Academy.

The Davis Academy is launching a $7.5 million capital campaign to build new and improved facilities on its Sandy Springs/Dunwoody campuses on Roberts Drive.

The school seeks to add a 600-plus-seat performing arts center, a “Spiritual & Community Gathering Space,” new adaptable learning spaces and a dining hall and kitchen. The school aims to have a groundbreaking in the spring and complete construction late next year.

“Previous generations built the school in stages, and this campaign is our opportunity to do our part in strengthening the school for this and for generations to come,” said Head of School Amy Shafron in a press release. “It will ensure the fulfillment of our long-term vision so that our students have the best possible environment to learn and grow.”

The Davis Academy is a Reform Jewish day school for kindergarten prep through eighth grade. It opened in 1992, with its current Lower School opening in 1996 and its Middle School in 2005. For more information about the school and its Next Stage Capital Campaign, see

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