Denver Academy Headmaster Mark Twarogowski (far left), “Pelicans” (DA’s youngest students, grades 1 to 3), board member Steve Lockton (center), and board member/DA alumnus Dylan Geller ‘92 (right) break ground on the school’s new athletic facility during a ceremony on May 1. The ceremony also celebrated the launch of the school’s Elementary/6th Grade Building renovation. Photo by Christina Buonomo
Denver Academy (DA) is pleased to announce that after years of planning and research, its board of directors has approved a two-phased construction project titled Building on Excellence. On May 1, DA held a groundbreaking ceremony and celebration for Phase One of this construction which will begin once the 2017-18 school year is complete in June and continue through early 2019.
Phase One construction includes a new athletic facility located on the southeast corner of Denver Academy’s 22-acre campus, adjacent to Richardson Hall. The 25,000 square-foot facility will have a regulation varsity-sized multi-use gym, complete with 500 seats, which will allow the school to host regional and state championships. The new building will include additional exciting features like locker rooms, a weight room and a dance studio and provide a place where DA’s community of students and staff can all gather in one location.
Renovation of Denver Academy’s Elementary and 6th Grade Building will also take place during Phase One construction of the project. The new space will support learning in the 21st century. Right-sized classrooms and flexible learning spaces will help DA faculty teach students in the way each student learns best, Denver Academy’s specialty.
“While we have one of the most beautiful sites for a school in Denver, we also have several spaces that don’t serve the needs of our students and faculty or match the quality of our programs,” Twarogowski said. “We now have the amazing opportunity to drive Denver Academy’s mission and work forward through these projects which will benefit every student and family who steps onto our campus.”
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