Demolition of the old John Dewey/Global building is complete, and crews are hard at work preparing the site for the new construction! In place of the former school will be Global Intermediate Academy, an additional parking lot, and an exciting new Mapleton Performing Arts Center. The Broadway campus brings many exciting opportunities to our community. It will be fun to watch the progress continue!
Current work on grading the site is underway. A whole lot of dirt has been moved to prepare for our new building! Very soon, the precast walls will be set in place and the exterior of the building will take shape. Interior designs are being finalized and furniture selection is in full swing. The new GIA will be a unique space for our learners in grades 4-8. Some highlights to look forward to:
The main feature of the school will be a two-story library. The first floor will be a space that will support learning in the campus' IB Candidate Schools (GPA, GIA and GLA). There will be spaces for collaborative and independent work, as well as text and digital resources. On the second floor, GIA will have additional collaborative spaces for students and teachers to work and learn together.
The GIA playground will offer students a new way to play! The nature-based equipment will feature logs, boulders and walking paths specifically designed for our 9-14-year-old students. Of course, we will also have access to basketball courts and the campus field for our sports-loving kids.
Our school will also feature a learning garden and small kitchen space. Students will be able to grow, harvest and prepare food to share with our school community.
Keep a close eye on our corner of the Broadway Campus throughout the summer - there will be lots of exciting changes. We can't wait to watch those walls go up!