Breakthrough has recently executed an agreement to begin developing its new, permanent, location. We will be updating the community regularly on this page. Please see the first update below:
November 14, 2017
After many months of investigation and negotiation, we are excited to share a major milestone in Breakthrough’s effort to locate a permanent facility. On 11/06/2017 we signed an agreement to move forward with a new campus located at 6856 Eastern Avenue, NW. This new site will include approximately 41,000 square feet of indoor space, which, when fully built-out, will accommodate Breakthrough’s planned full enrollment of 405 children ages 3 through 12.
The new site also includes about 2000 square feet of green space, which will be developed into play areas and gardens. The newly renovated Takoma Playground and Park is a ten- minute walk (.5 mile), and the Takoma Metro is a seven-minute walk (.3 mile) from the school.
As in the past, we are working with Building Hope to develop the space. Breakthrough board member and expert Montessori architect David Bagnoli, AIA of Studio MB is leading the conceptual design of the school and site. He is currently working with a school-based design team to maximize the indoor and outdoor space opportunities. Design plans will be submitted for approval on December 7 of this year, with construction slated to begin in May.