Head of School Paul J. Stellato recently announced that plans are underway to construct a new greenhouse on campus this summer. The new greenhouse, to be completed in September 2017, is envisioned as a project-based, interdisciplinary classroom for grades PreK-12. Sized to hold a full class, a permanent plant collection, and rotating projects, this space will be a winter classroom for the school's PreK-4 garden program, as well as a research area for all three divisional science classes. Sustainability Coordinator Liz Cutler, who partnered with Mr. Stellato on this project, noted, "The greenhouse's experiential learning opportunities deepen student learning and retention by reinforcing engaged connections across disciplines as well as helping faculty broaden their curricular opportunities." This inspirational new space dovetails well with three of the Princeton Day School's key initiatives: Sustainability, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and The Miss Fine's Center for interdisciplinary education.
Princeton Day School Announces New Greenhouse on Campus