Campus Master Plan
The Campus Master Plan illustrates the school’s long-term vision for supporting our unique program with purpose-built physical space. It is based on the school’s strategic plan, an extensive site-selection process, and input from teachers, parents, staff and students. The new facilities are primarily for giving more appropriate learning space to our current population with only a small possible increase in enrollment.
Understanding the Campus Master Plan
The Campus Master Plan illustrates the school’s long-term vision for supporting our unique program with purpose-built physical space. It is based on the school’s strategic plan, an extensive site-selection process, and input from teachers, parents, staff and students. This short video shows the Campus Master Plan and explains why it is important to TIS.
Implementing the Campus Master Plan
The school began implementing the Campus Master Plan in December 2012 by purchasing the Hilltop Building and three land parcels above Stearns Hall. The land parcels were the final elements of an option agreement signed in 2005 with the school’s founders, Douglas and Frey Stearns. The new buildings under consideration will provide more appropriate learning space for our current student population, space which is needed even without any increase in enrollment.
The First New Building: Learners’ Hall
The next phase is the construction of a 10-room classroom building, Learner’s Hall, as shown in the images above. This phase is currently in progress and slated to be completed August 2016.
Each floor of Learners’ Hall will have five classrooms and shared collaboration areas that will enhance International Baccalaureate/Primary Years Programme learning opportunities. The building design incorporates balanced daylighting and many energy conservation features.
The total cost for the new building is estimated at $6 million. Generous community donors contributed over $3 million to make this project possible, and a Special Appeal at the 2015-16 Auction Gala raised over $80,000 for furniture and mobile science carts for the flexible spaces. TIS is the fortuitous position to be able to finance the remainder of the project cost.
A steering committee of parents, trustees and staff members is actively working with Mahlum Architects to update the school’s original Campus Master Plan and determine sequencing of future construction phases.
For questions or if you would like to discuss making a gift for this project, please contact either Board President D’Arcy Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or TIS Development Director Lauren Riegelnegg at LaurenR@intlschool.org.