ENVISION A SCHOOL DESIGNED BY CHILDREN ALIGNED WITH THE VALUES OF AN INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO: Student-Inspired Academics
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We are committed to offering a space for our current 3-13 year-olds to grow into- a reason for our families to stay anchored in the community beyond early childhood, to evolve our beautiful project into an enduring academic journey through childhood, and into adolescence, and young adulthood.
In 8 years, we have grown from 8 children ages 5-8, to 80 children ages 2.5-13. As our community grows, and as our oldest children approach adolescence, we seek to create continuity and longevity of our successful alternative learning model by expanding our elementary infrastructure to include space to accommodate our maturing children.
In the spirit of Life Project Education’s commitment to co-creation, our adolescents themselves have been the core visionaries, apprentices, consultants, and designers of their dream learning landscape.
While our ambitious 10-year masterplan seeks to ultimately accommodate Preschool-High School, our immediate vision and “Phase One” plans include expansion of our physical infrastructure to accommodate 32 Middle & High School children ages 12-15 by February, 2024.
With the land purchased & prepared, masterplans complete, our first structural designs prepared for permitting, the teaching team assembled, program development underway, we have only funding to accomplish!
While the children have created master plans to encompass 5-7 years of expansion, our Phase One expansion plan will fund the first structure within the intentional, multi-purpose community campus for adolescents and families:
Our Envisioned “Community Creation & Connection Center” will serve as the primary 2024 Middle School headquarter and includes 4 distinct instructional spaces:
Art and design studio
Connection Courtyard with Mezzanine
Media Lab & Resource Center
Community Development & Project Based Learning Center
Projected completion: February 2024
Project Bid: $150, 076
Project Manager: Adrian Coto
Designer: Adrian Coto