New Upper School Campus
THE GENEVA SCHOOL’S NEW CAMPUS … FALL 2019
The need for a new campus and permanent home for The Geneva School was made clear well over a decade ago. The school’s leadership team clearly recognized that a new campus would be critical to the long-term influence and sustainability of Geneva; it would enable all Geneva students to be on one campus celebrating one mission together; and it would provide the room necessary for expanded programming across all disciplines and areas of student life: academics, the performing and visual arts, athletics, and spiritual development.
To this end, Geneva’s board voted to move forward with the second phase of the Movement in G capital campaign to raise the funds necessary to begin work on the upper school building at the new campus, which was already home to Geneva’s state-of-the-art athletic facility. The school community, including parents, faculty, administration, grandparents, building contractors, and friends of the school, committed over $6 million to ensure completion of this project.
In August 2018, the leadership team was pleased to announce that Geneva would break ground on its upper school building and be ready to open its doors in the fall of 2019. The first graduating class will be The Geneva School’s Class of 2020.
Two campuses, One mission
In August 2019, the ECC community will join the rest of the grammar school (2nd–6th grades) at the current main campus (SR 436). As enrollment grows on both campuses, the new campus will be expanded to include the grammar school students.
The athletic campus, completed in November 2016, has become a favorite place to gather, grow, and cheer on the home team. Geneva will continue to host sporting events, district/regional competitions, the fall festival, screen-on-the-green, and other community events.
Since the founding of The Geneva School in 1993, the faculty, staff, administration, and board members have relentlessly pursued this one mission: Inspiring students to love beauty, think deeply, and pursue Christ’s calling. This will not change. In fact, the teachers are excited about implementing the school’s mission using new spaces in new ways to engage the hearts, minds, and imaginations of their students.
The leadership team is incredibly grateful for those who have stepped forward with the gifts of their time, expertise, and financial resources to make Geneva’s new campus home a reality.
In addition to classrooms and office space, the first floor is home to the da Vinci Lab, a capstone design element intended to facilitate great conversation, creative collaboration, and informative presentations. As students explore the fine and performing arts, they will love the music room with small practice rooms and the art lab complete with a ceramics kiln. In addition, the black box theater will be used to host both grammar and upper school drama performances. The multi-purpose industrial space will be used for building, designing, and creating.
The full-sized gymnasium, complete with weight room and locker rooms, will be home to the Geneva Knights. The gymnasium will also serve as a multi-functional space for assemblies and chapels. Adjacent to the gymnasium is a covered outdoor area for socializing and eating lunch.
Twelve more classrooms sit upstairs along with the science suite of three labs and a prep space. The Student Services offices and a space for students to gather (affectionately called the “living room”) is centrally located on the second floor. Small quiet study rooms, a workroom, conference rooms, and a staff dining area are also upstairs.
Another signature room with seating for conversation and study is the oculus room, located above the rotunda and named for the oval shaped opening in the floor; natural light will filter through large windows and down to the rotunda entry below.