Garden Level Rebuilding & Recovery
That opportunity has turned into a vision for a Garden Level that is built upon a foundation of creating a child-centered environment that, according to Early Elementary Division Head Janine Gorrell, allows their voices and personalities to shine through in their learning spaces. Based on a naturalistic approach to learning, the reimagined lower level embraces natural light and organic tones in more open settings while thinking through every detail of the students’ and teachers experiences such as access to restrooms, placement of sinks, co-working spaces, opportunities to display work and clearer lines of sight – all of which, she emphasizes, go far beyond aesthetics.
We are so grateful to our entire community for their offers of help and kind messages, especially in the days immediately following the flooding. We are looking forward to opening these new learning spaces for the 2023-2024 school year!
While the 2022 flooding was a truly unforeseen challenge, it has also provided us with a generational opportunity to transform and reimagine how we can serve the school for years to come. The Garden Level is an integral part of our school, serving as the home of our very youngest learners who will grow up behind our big red doors. The Garden Level is the first place where many of our newest families begin their New City journey, and provides a foundation for the community that is New City School.
Our vision is for a space that helps showcase our core values, and that carries on the mission of our founders, who believed that what New City School does within these walls has a profound impact on our children—and will continue to do so in the many years to come.
As you consider a gift to support this rebuilding project, imagine yourself as a founder of the next generation of New City School: your generosity can help build lasting impact for our community.
Showcase your legacy at New City SchoolNaming opportunities are available for rooms, grade level suites, classroom learning lofts, and more. Click here for details on the spaces available for naming. In addition, gifts of $10,000 or more will be recognized on a display installed in our Welcome Corridor on the south side of the Garden Level. If you are interested in pursuing a naming opportunity, please contact Director of Advancement Anna Walker at email@example.com
Tours of the Garden Level construction will be held in the coming months. Please stay tuned for details!
Please note: tours in August 2023 are currently postponed due to the current stage of construction. More information about rescheduled tours will be available soon. Thank you for your patience and flexibility!