Beach Drive Project January Update
Students and families returning to classes in the Junior School after a well-deserved Winter Break will have noticed considerable work completed on Phase One of the Beach Drive Campus Transformation. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten facilities have had all of their windows installed and are now in the process of being insulated and drywalled. Meanwhile, the Boat House restoration continues, with every effort being made to preserve the heritage of the original structure while at the same time ensuring its interior is modern, spacious and welcoming. As you can imagine, this is no small feat!
Once completed, these facilities will benefit GNS students of all ages for decades to come. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten pavilions will provide a perfect complement for our exceptional programming, offering the school’s youngest students inspirational spaces to explore, inquire and learn. Meanwhile, as the future home of our Marine Adventure Program, the Boat House will be utilized by students not only at the Junior School but by those from Pemberton Woods as well as they engage in truly experiential education that will allow them to interact directly with the surrounding natural environment.
Each of the facilities is being created with durability and adaptability in mind. The hope is that they will thrive not only in the immediate future but, indeed, for generations. They feature environmentally-conscious designs, flexible layouts and energy-efficient elements that will ensure they are also economically sustainable!
We look forward to the completion of Phase One in the coming months, and to the opportunity to welcome our community to campus to tour the finished facilities at that time.