Old Trail School, Outdoor Classroom, Rendering

Have you heard? We’ve officially broken ground on the Marilyn and Tom Merryweather Outdoor Classroom on Tuesday, Oct. 1!

The new #OutdoorClassroom will represent a significant physical addition to our beautiful campus, as well as greatly enhance our classroom experience and expand the school’s commitment to experiential and nature-based learning.

Designed by @peninsula_architects, the 2,000 square foot facility will feature an outdoor covered classroom with open seating for up to 50 students, an indoor multipurpose space for another 49 students, and two individual restrooms. Perhaps the most dynamic feature, however, is an accessible green roof that shelters the spaces below. Made from timber, steel, glass, and concrete, the design is meant to blend with the surrounding National Park but in its own modern form.

We are eager to share updates with you throughout this exciting new project!

photo credit @ Old Trail School