In the News: How to grow a school

Our Kids writer, Glen Herbert, has captured Elie Newman’s work on the Northmount School Master Plan in this superbly descriptive article.

“For Northmount, says Newman It was everything from, ‘What would be a minimal look at what we could achieve?’ to ‘What would be the option that would achieve everything and more into the next 15 or 20 years?’ At the thinnest end of the wedge, the needs are strikingly specific. In Northmount’s master plan, for example, there are calls for better located mud rooms and a closet to store musical instruments. They’d like a bigger cafeteria that can seat a growing student body. But the plan addresses the thicker end of the wedge as well, including things that strike at the very heart of what the school is, what it intends to do, and how it hopes to comport itself in a busy social and academic world.

Read the full article here.

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