NEW - Community Building
Does anyone else feel like they're an extra in the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial? Plastic sheets separate our hardworking Armat Building staff from the "zone of disruption" outside. Meanwhile the stairwell beside Middle School Dean Kiri's office prepares to undergo its own renovation in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to see if staff find their way out of the building or remain quarantined! At least they can always phone home...
June 19, 2017
Just because students are out for summer and faculty have wrapped up report cards, classroom cleanup, and other end of year tasks doesn't mean it's quiet on campus! This morning remaining administrative staff were greeted by construction crews, already hard at work. Bulldozers continue to dig up the former parking lot and jack hammers pound away. The new normal Monday morning at Greene Street Friends!
June 5, 2017
Just in time for the last week of school- check out our brand new perimeter fence! We've developed a new plan for dismissal and have been practicing in anticipation of next year. Our construction team hopes to have most of the steel structure up when students return in the Fall!
May 18, 2017
Here's some video of the backhoe in action!May 12, 2017
Thank You to Everyone Who Joined Us for Our Groundbreaking!Crossing our fingers that the rain would hold off, we broke ground in the Armat Street Building's Parking Lot on Thursday, May 11th. We were joined by current families, student, Faculty, Staff, Board of Trustees Members, alumni, and community members. Head of School Ed Marshall, Campaign Chair Emily Hargroves Fisher '49 and Board of Trustees Member Betty Turner all spoke about the importance of the new building for both Greene Street Friends and our broader community.The new 19,500 square foot building will include a gymnasium, auditorium, classrooms, art studio, and meeting space for community organizations. Check out this video about the new building.
Groundbreaking- May 11th at 6:00 p.m.
We are excited to break ground on our new building in just a few days! W.S. Cumby has been hired as the lead builders and has worked with other private schools, including: The Shipley School, Swarthmore College, and George School. Check back for pictures and video from the event!
We look forward to breaking ground on our first new construction in over 100 years later this Spring! Our school is growing, from 228 students to 318 over the last decade. We believe that children thrive with the academic and social interactions possible with two classes per grade level. This growth is especially exciting as our commitment to diversity and accessibility continues to deepen. 40% of our families receive financial aid and we continue to increase the diversity of our student body each year. When combined with our 90% retention rate, we are quickly outgrowing existing spaces.
Anticipating continued growth, we began planning and visioning for a brand new building in 2012. We set an ambitious fundraising goal of $5,000,000 and now, thanks to so many supporters, we are all set to break ground on a brand new building! The new space will be located adjacent to the Armat Street Building and will house:
- Multi-purpose room to accommodate athletes (as a gymnasium); performing arts center and school-wide assemblies (as a stage with seating area)
- Science laboratory
- Art room
- Combined music room, rehearsal space and green room
- Suite of four classrooms
The new building will also be available to the larger Germantown community, opening our campus in a new way to our neighborhood. We are very near our fundraising goal, but there is still need to make our vision reality. Join us by making a gift today!
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