The Willows Community School celebrated a milestone in the history of the school's commitment to educating children with the Dedication of its New Campus on Sunday, January 26, at 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City.
The Dedication Program included remarks by Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper, The Willows Head of School Lisa Rosenstein, and Board Chair Wendy Felson. Chinese Lion Dancers, a parade by Willows' students, and performances by Middle School Choirs kicked off the ceremony. The City Council of Culver City also helped celebrate..
The re-imagined Willows campus incudes a redesign of the Lower Elementary Building, a Library/Media Center moved to the heart of the campus, a new playground and slate wall, lunch area, kindergarten yard, dedicated athletic courts, landscaping and shade, an expanded organic garden, new classroom space, a S.T.E.A.M. Educational Center, and a multi-purpose outdoor space.
The campus design team is Pfau-Long Architects (Dwight Long, Principal Architect), CMG Landscape Architecture (Kevin Conger, Architect), and General Contractor Illig Construction.
"Our students' voices have been vital to and at the heart of all our design efforts," says Head of School Lisa Rosenstein. "We have created exciting, flexible learning spaces that offer our students an even greater opportunity to wonder, explore, learn and grow. The dedication and support of our entire community and Culver City has been instrumental to our amazing growth."
The Willows Community School is a Developmental Kindergarten through 8th grade independent school enrolling 435 students annually. The Willows is strongly committed to financial assistance and seeks a broad-based student body with a diversity of race, ethnicity, economics and learning styles. The school annually enrolls students from 55 zip codes across the greater Los Angeles area. www.thewillows.org