When students left in June, work on the new Upper School Classroom Building and Welcome Center had just begun. Since then, crews have made fantastic progress—pouring foundations, erecting structural steel, and beginning the early stages of framing the 28,000 square foot building's new learning and community spaces. Before classes begin next week, a new walkway will be added in front of the existing Upper School and the construction fence will be moved to allow easier access to the Dining Hall.
"I am happy to report that work is proceeding on schedule and we are on track for opening this building in the Spring of 2019," says Associate Head of School Jerry Walker.
Summer also saw the completion of Kent Denver's new tennis courts, which are located just west of the Middle School. Constructed using post-tension concrete, these courts offer a fantastic, highly durable playing surface that will benefit students for years to come. In the new Middle School building, crews used the summer down time to add solar panels and complete punch-list items.
"These building projects are part of a three-year process to modernize our campus and transform teaching and learning at Kent Denver," Mr. Walker explains. "Once we complete this effort—which also includes a major overhaul of the existing Upper School classroom wing—our students will benefit from larger, more flexible learning spaces and the creative teaching they will enable."