Christner's planners worked closely with Community School to realize the Master Plan goals of promoting the campus' family atmosphere while bringing much needed realignment of program spaces and outdoor activity areas to the campus. Our planning efforts reflect the school's emphasis on child-teacher-parent collaboration, connections to the natural world, and the integration of arts into the curriculum. We are currently designing the first phase of implementation which includes reconfigured site access, a new entry plaza/drop-off, and a two-story classroom addition.
Size: 16-acre campus
Status: Master Plan completed 2006
The success of the Master Plan is due in large part to the full buy-in earned from all constituent groups. It is designed to be flexible and responsive to future needs.
Our planners incorporated the thoughts and wishes of students into the Master Plan. Children drew a picture of their favorite place on campus and explained what it meant to them. The butterfly garden was a popular spot for students.
Christner's 'tree house' addition concept for the lower school creates music and gross motor skills classrooms. A new outdoor classroom/amphitheater and playground maintains the children's connections with the naturalized surroundings.
The classroom addition will add four more classrooms designed for a group learning model, two breakout spaces for smaller student groups and faculty space, and much needed cubby space for students.