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Crane School Breaks Ground on New Buildings, Engineering & Design Center


Crane Country Day School broke ground on October 20 on more than 6,000 square feet of new classrooms, administrative offices and a state-of-the-art Engineering and Design Center, marking the largest construction project in the school’s 88-year history. Due to the success of the school’s Campaign Crane fundraising efforts, the K-8 school was able to raise money for the buildings. Named the Oak Tree Quad for the over-one-hundred-year-old tree that serves as the project’s centerpiece, the new buildings, slated to open Fall 2016 will include: two Upper School (serving grades 6 – 8) math and two Upper School English classrooms as well as a 2,000-square-foot Engineering & Design Center offering a new space for new curriculum focused on engineering, design and robotics. The Engineering & Design Center will stand apart from the other buildings, offering an open, flexible industrial-like space encouraging students to engage and create in an authentic setting – a natural extension of Crane’s experiential learning. The new curriculum is being developed in partnership with educators at the DP Engineering Academy, and they are training the teachers who will come to work at Crane when the new buildings open. The construction project also includes an outdoor amphitheater, three administrative offices, unisex bathrooms, an English garden, new landscaping, a small library/study and over 3500 square feet of functional outdoor deck space. For more information on Crane Country Day School, visit

October 20, 2015

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