The Joy School

The Joy School is a private K-8 school on a tight urban site currently under construction.  This 27,000 SF school provides specialized learning programs for students with learning differences

We designed a concept for The Joy School (TJS) campus to encourage school community, accommodate growth and provide a place where “learning is a joy.” TJS is committed to helping children with learning differences to reach their academic, social and creative potential by providing an environment that is safe, supportive and innovative such that they can learn successfully.

The TJS Master Plan was developed to support the idea of family, provide for growth of up to 400 students and still retain their unique educational environment. The Plan design maximized the urban site to capacity (yet it appears spacious) and fully addressed the needs of the client. Placement of the new building at the edge of the property not only saved a number of historic oak trees, it also allowed a maximum amount of green area for the students to play and learn.