Exciting developments are happening at the St Helena Montessori School! While classes resume in temporary facilities at the site, construction has begun on the first four of six buildings designed by TLCD Architecture. These buildings also referred to as “the Quad” include the Administration Building, the Toddler Building, Preschool, and Elementary School. The central focus of the Quad will be the courtyard formed by each of the buildings. Because outdoor education is an integral part of the curriculum, each classroom building will have adjacent outdoor classroom spaces for structured play, agriculture, and animal care. Students will be engaged in regular observation of the construction activities and will even help design and build some of the landscape features. The General Contractor is Eames Construction from Petaluma. The buildings are scheduled to be completed for occupancy in fall of 2012.