Exciting News . . . We're Making Room for the Future!
Presbyterian School is excited to announce that we are expanding our footprint on the campus of First Presbyterian Church with a new 46,000 square foot Early Childhood and Lower School building across from Palm Court in between Oakdale and Pinedale streets.
Since its founding in 1988, Presbyterian School has grown steadily in response to rising demand for its outstanding educational programs, necessitating a $25 million Campus Master Plan completed in 2015 by noted architectural firm Gensler and an $18-20 million Capital Campaign to fund that plan, called Make Room for the Future. Our partners in this project are Gensler, W.S. Bellows Construction, and Venturi Outcomes. Construction will begin in late 2017/ early 2018.
The new building will include a Center for Early Learning, open collaborative spaces for a new Lower School, new arts spaces, areas for after-school programs, and nearly 2000 square feet of additional outdoor play space. The new building will also house programming in object-based learning and project-based assessment currently being done in formal collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts—Houston and the Glassell School of Art.
Look for more information on this page as this exciting project moves ahead. For more information on the Make Room for the Future campaign, contact Ashlea Taylor, Head of Institutional Philanthropy.
This timeline below is subject to change according to construction conditions and City of Houston permitting requirements.
- Preliminary Construction Site Work (Late Summer-Early Fall)
- Construction Begins (Late 2017/ Early 2018)
- New Building Complete (15-18 months after construction start)
- Middle School Renovations Begin (immediately following completion of new building)