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Breaking Ground at the Woodlynde School

Wednesday, May 22nd was a picture-perfect day to break ground at the Woodlynde School – a private, co-ed college prep school for students in grades K-12, who learn differently. The school is located on Upper Gulph Road in Strafford, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. Board members, leaders of the school, and the campaign committee kicked off the event. They talked about the importance of making this project a reality and later got their shovels in the ground to signify the milestone!

The $10.8 M Campus Enhancement Project includes:

New Student Commons

  • State-of-the-art, glass enclosed dining hall (flexible, programmable space)
  • Community Room
  • Performance space
  • Art Gallery
  • ADA compliant restrooms and elevator
  • Terrace with outdoor seating and views of the amphitheater, south lawn and rain garden

New Outdoor Learning Spaces

  • Amphitheater
  • Playground
  • Reading Garden

Improved Traffic Flow and Parking

  • Curb cuts for gentle entry and exit onto Campus Drive
  • Landscaped parking to accommodate 70 additional parking spots
  • New car line queue will increase the number of cars on Campus Drive during busy afternoon pick up by 35 additional cars
  • Relocated service drive to move all delivery activities off Campus Drive and away from student campus activities

Interior Upgrades

  • New and improved classrooms, learning centers, and faculty spaces

The Project Team

  • Nave Newell – Land Planner, Surveyor, Civil Engineer
    • Boundary and topographic survey of entire 10.5 acre property
    • Conceptual Design – Sketch Plan/Schematic Improvements Plan
    • Zoning Approval
    • Preliminary/Final Land Development Plans
    • PennDOT HOP Permit Coordination
    • Construction Documents/Administration
  • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – Architect
  • Riley, Riper, Hollin & Colagreco – Land Use Attorney
  • Becker & Frondorf – Project Management/Cost Consulting
  • W.S. Cumby – Construction

A Transformative Campus

Woodlynde School prides itself on transforming lives – this new campus will completely transform the Woodlynde School educational experience. When construction wraps up in 2020, the newly reconfigured grounds will reflect Woodlynde’s standing as one of the nation’s leading college prep schools for children who learn differently.

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