Coming in September 2018
Next fall, Latin will open a new, state-of-the-art Learning Commons to replace the current library and cafeteria, both built more than 50 years ago. The Commons will be a hub for student life and learning, preparing them to meet our world's complex challenges, today and in the future. To do so, students need a space that promotes deep learning, collaboration and innovative problem-solving, while promoting student wellness and creating the conditions for them to excel at Latin and beyond.
Designed at a time when upper school was less than half the size of today's 465 students, Latin's library and cafeteria no longer meet the needs of today's students. They are:
- fixed-use spaces that are fractured and inflexible
- crowded and difficult to navigate during peak times, but empty at others
- focused almost exclusively on printed books and periodicals; limited technology resources
- unable to accommodate the range of our students' needs, from socializing and collaborative work to quiet, focused study
Watch the video to learn more about challenges Latin's over-taxed cafeteria poses for students today.