This fall, PHS students will have access to new classrooms, collaborative spaces, and a wellness studio that is part of a new two-story wing. The new wing, which is nestled between Tiger Gym and the Guidance Suite, does not expand the footprint of the high school but provides 10,380 square feet of new space. The new wing was built with funds from the 2018 referendum.
The new wing incudes a Wellness Studio and areas for the fencing team to practice, an area for dance classes, and as light-filled classrooms with large windows overlooking Tiger Stadium. To make space for the new facility, the architects re-imagined the former PHS fitness center, adding a second story above that space, and creating a facade that integrates with the historic part of Princeton High School that was built in 1928.
"Not only is the new wing aesthetically pleasing, but we anticipate that it will provide a place where students and staff can collaborate and learn," said Frank Chmiel, principal of Princeton High School. "With its common area for sitting, working and communicating, the new space will facilitate and encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary projects."
"The design is timeless, with a lot of light," said Dafna Kendal, President of the Princeton Board of Education.
To see a short video of a new classroom, please click here.
Other PHS projects completed with 2018 referendum funds include the Tiger Cafe and the renovation and expansion of the guidance area.
PPS hopes to be able to provide tours of the new wing for parents and community members later this fall.
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