Renovations are getting underway at Breakthrough's future home in Takoma, and we are excited to share the details with you!
The first floor will be home to six classrooms: two will be located along the front of the building (facing Willow Street), and four will be located along the back wall. All of our classrooms will enjoy natural light from windows. As you can see in the photo (above right), the front of the building already has large windows installed. As part of the renovations, windows will be added along the back wall as well (above left)
Our primary students will have bathrooms in their classrooms, which will allow them to practice greater independence.
Our elementary classrooms are designed in pairs. Each set of two elementary classrooms are connected by a short hallway, which will allow students the independence to collaborate with a larger community beyond their specific classroom. Each hallway will be equipped with two bathrooms, one per elementary classroom.
All our new classrooms will be spacious (around 1,000 sq. ft.) and will enjoy high ceilings that create a light and roomy atmosphere.
Our administrative team is in the final stages of purchasing complete sets of new Montessori elementary materials for our rising first graders as well as new furniture to outfit these classrooms. We are excited to watch these beautiful environments come together!