A rendering of the new high school building at The Howard School. Image via school materials.
Using funds raised from its Opening Doors campaign launched in April 2018, The Howard School, located on Atlanta’s west side, plans to break ground on its campus expansion project this January. The first phase, a new 36,000-square-foot high school building, is anticipated to be completed in early 2020
The new space will utilize the natural light and balanced acoustics found throughout the existing campus, according to program materials. The high school building will include traditional facilities such as a science lab and art rooms, but will also feature break out rooms, multiple music rooms and a STEM Center which will include a kiva room to support learning methods based in multiple senses.
“This is an exciting time in the life of The Howard School. As an alumni parent of a member of The Howard School Class of 2018, I have experienced firsthand the positive impact the school has on its students and their families,” Howard School Board Chair Steve Young said in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful to every member of our school community, community friends of the school, and foundations who have brought us this far in the campaign. I have every confidence that our community will continue to come together and achieve our campaign goal.”
The Howard School was established in 1950 and is the only K-12 school for children with language-based learning differences in Atlanta, according to program materials. Howard School students work with a multi-faceted, multi-sensory curriculum to help them learn with confidence.