Our Future Campus
ASP's Campus Development Project
Take a look up when you visit the ASP campus- there is excitement in the air as ASP's future campus is steadily arising before our eyes!
Alongside our existing campus buildings, a brand new Upper School building has recently opened, the Lower School cafeteria/pavillion is nearing completion, and the Arts Link building construction will soon be underway.
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In 2011, ASP became proud owners of the campus property we have occupied since 1967, and with it came the opportunity to build or redesign facilities to best support the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. A representative group of school constituents then worked along with our architect firm to develop a comprehensive campus development program brief that defines and integrates a set of educational criteria-our guiding principles (see below) to shape the design of our future campus.
Read The ASPect magazine issue dedicated to the future ASP campus
Conducted in phases to ensure no disruption to teaching and learning, the entire campus is subject to construction, extensive rennovation and remodeling as we build our campus of the future.
- Sustainable construction and green practices for all construction
- New purpose built-environmentally certified buildings
- Core subject classrooms for each division will be clustered together
- New Upper School building providing more space and increased 21st century learning possibilities
- New 1898 square meter Arts Link, bringing together all ASP art genres
- New Lower School cafeteria and pavillion designed specifically for our youngest learners
- 5855 square meters of newly constructed learning spaces
- Four season synthetic sports turf field
- 10 collaborative and discovery spaces
- 8 future science labs
The imperative within our campus development project is to ensure instruction informs construction. We must recognize that teaching and learning excellence is born from teacher performance, the curriculum and the context for learning – known as the “third teacher” that is to say that the quality of our facilities can be viewed as an instructional partner.
- Creative use of space
- Effective design for teaching and learning
- Sustainable construction and green practices to create a highly inviting and adaptable set of facilities.
In addition to our teachers and other adults in your child’s life and our clearly defined, written curriculum, there is also the context of how our classroom facilities and other spaces are in service to student learning. In this respect, in the design, we follow guiding principles such as:
- Ensuring there is enough space in any given classroom for collaborative learning opportunities
- Ensuring classrooms are designed according to developmental and instructional needs of the students
- Facilitating learning in multiple surroundings - inside and outside the classroom
- Enabling collaborative work across disciplines - such as the idea of a centralized Fine and Performing Arts center, one of the hallmarks of our school.
- Supporting foreign language learning with a suite of classrooms that offer a full range of learning opportunities.
- Leading by example - environmental stewardship is critical to our design; we need to model sustainable green practices for our young people.
Critical to learning is creating an environment where kids enjoy themselves and thrive. Our design needs to adapt to a growing population of students while preserving class sizes and our highly personalized teaching atmosphere, now and into the future.