October 23, 2013. Not much tops summer vacation for students. Not unless during that summer vacation your school is under construction building brand new classrooms for your return. That’s exactly what happened for Green Hedges School’s first, second, and third grade students.
Led by Principal Joanna Schmickel, the cox graae + spack architects team designed a new building to replace the old Stable built in 1883. Before being converted into classrooms in the late 1950’s, the original Stable was home to a retired polo pony named Polka Dot, which is why the school refers to the building as the Stable.
The new Karen Wiechelt Stable building has four classrooms and two flexible learning spaces. On October 18th the 3rd grade class had the opportunity to tour their new classroom. Joanna attended the tour, bringing along drawings of the project to share with the students. The children were excited to see how the plans came to life to form their new learning environment.
Students moved into their new space Monday October 21, 2013.
Green Hedges School is a co-ed independent education facility serving Montessori Preschool, ages 3, 4 and 5, and traditional grades 1 – 8 located in Vienna, VA. For more about Principal Joanna Schmickel, click here.
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