Long-term plans for facility and campus development have been a focus of Tower's Board of Trustees for decades. In 1993, Tower purchased the first of eight properties adjacent to the school, and in 2006, a Facilities Master Plan was created as a guide for future investment and expansion. The proposed backyard project is in keeping with the Master Plan.
2019 BACKYARD PROJECT
We are excited to have the opportunity to transform Tower's backyard into a premiere environment for athletics and science learning as well as for a revitalized playground and community space.
Ground breaking for Tower's backyard transformation is scheduled for May 22, 2019, with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for Friday, May 24.
2018 CARPOOL LOOP AND GREEN
In 2017, we began a campus expansion project which involved removing 5 Tower-owned houses from the property in order to create an off-street carpool loop and additional outdoor green space on campus.
The results include:
- improved student safety and traffic flow within the neighborhood and along West Shore Drive
- additional recreational space and a more open and unified feel across the campus.
2017 STUDENT ART GALLERY
In 2017, our visual art department's vision of showcasing a curated collection of student art was realized when our student gathering space was renovated. Lighting, new flooring and display cases were added to create a museum-quality gallery.
2014 HEAD OF SCHOOL HOUSE
In 2014, we renovated one of the houses on Tower's property to become a home for our Head of School—an investment in our expanded campus that that also provides event and meeting space for the school.
2007 NEW CONSTRUCTION
In 2007, after the completion of a new Facilities Master Plan, we used property from the first of Tower's eight houses to allow for the building of the new Upper School and Performing Arts Center.