Construction of the new Vasilios S. and Aphrodite B. Haseotes Middle School is now well underway. Demolition of existing structures has been completed and the foundation has already been laid, with construction due to be completed by summer 2019, in time to welcome students in September 2019.
Funded in part through a generous gift from the Haseotes Family Foundation, the Vasilios S. and Aphrodite B. Haseotes Middle School is designed by the award-winning Thessaloniki-based architectural firm 406 architects. The school will serve up to 200 students in grades 7-9. In addition to the classrooms, facilities will include multiple science laboratories and STEM Maker spaces. Cutting edge educational technology will facilitate the development of Design Thinking skills and equip students to master digital tools to create and communicate knowledge.
The new Greenwich Auditorium, part of the same complex, is also well underway. The new auditorium will provide a versatile focal point for campus-wide events accommodating up to 225 guests for lectures, performances, conferences, and other gatherings. A contemporary stage, lighting, sound system, projector and screens will support educational and other needs.
The green spaces surrounding the complex will mesh functionally and aesthetically with the buildings and comprise a beautiful and sustainable environment that will include wooden seating areas intended to encourage informal learning. Keeping with the campus’ sustainability goals, the surrounding space will feature an integrated rainwater management system. Rainwater will be collected and filtered through rain gardens and recycled to irrigate green spaces across campus. The system will also be integrated into the learning experience, with students actively engaged in the maintenance of the rain gardens and analysis of water consumption.