Jacksonville Country Day School’s main building is being transformed to create a visionary 21st-century learning environment. The dynamic new space on the school’s Southside campus is designed to better prepare students for the future. The renovated building will combine the best of physical and digital learning to create hubs and common area for exploration and connection.
The main building will house a new library designed to encourage learning, innovation, and collaboration, as well as the current collection of 15,000 books. The library will connect to a makerspace and an audio/visual center where students will create, present, and invent. Flexible spaces will allow for collaborative work and small-group instruction.
The renovated building will also include a new dining room and kitchen. The dining room will become a brighter space to eat with more natural light and also provide an improved platform for teaching manners and character lessons. The renovation of this space will improve the dining experience for students and bring the outside in.
The project will positively impact students every day and enable JCDS to better fulfill its mission. Work began on May 3 and the building will be close to completion by the opening of the 2019-2020 school year.
The renovation project team includes CMS Group, Sauer Incorporated, ELM architects, HOTA design, Powell and Hinkle Engineering, Goodsen, Nerving and Associates, and Wye River.
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.