Experiential Outdoor Classroom

A grassy lawn along Tower Road is now a dynamic outdoor learning center with a mud kitchen, water feature, digging beds, tables for art and block play, garden plots, low-level climbing spaces, natural seating areas and whimsical musical instruments. The Experiential Outdoor Classroom was possible through a campaign kick-off gift from Louise Cummings-Lewis, and today Lower School children explore, enjoy and learn in the space.

Learning Commons

The Middle and Upper School Library has not been upgraded since it was built in 1973 and no longer suits the technology-driven, interdisciplinary work required of today’s learners. The Campus Master Plan evaluated how the school can improve use of existing space, reconfigure classrooms, add new learning and presentation spaces and create more opportunities for students to collaborate, as they will be required to do in college and the workplace. A reimagined Learning Commons would help accomplish these objectives.

Kullman Commons

A newly constructed dining space will be named Kullman Commons in honor of the Kullman family’s transformational leadership gift to the Tower Hill 100 Campaign. The family’s $1.5 million gift supports a faculty innovation fund and financial aid. Kullman Commons, which encloses a courtyard adjacent to the existing dining room, will provide dedicated meeting space conducive to teacher and student collaboration. Construction is scheduled for completion in May 2020.