Designs for new Garden Oaks Montessori taking shape

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Garden Oaks will receive a new $26.6 million addition and general renovations of the existing facilities designed to accommodate 750 to 900 students in pre-K through eighth grade.

Design plans feature both new and renovated classroom spaces, a new multipurpose gymnasium, and a new secure main entrance. Additional parking and separate bus and parent drop-off driveways, as well as upgraded electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems are also included in the scope of work. The school will feature flexible, child-centered learning spaces that will accommodate diverse learning styles with integrated technology.

The project team plans to retain most of the green space and trees that are important to the school and incorporate outdoor learning centers.

The school is in the design phase, which will continue in 2016. Construction is expected to begin later this year and take about 18 months to complete.

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