Facilities Projects

In 2008 the College Prep Board of Trustees completed a three phase facilities master plan, establishing requirements for new classrooms and other educational space to address the need to prepare students for 21st-century opportunities. New facilities identified in this plan include a World Languages building (now completed), an English building and a Performing Arts center, all of which reflect the core educational values of the school.

The World Languages building was designed by Ratcliff Architects specifically for the teaching of foreign languages and related cultures with appropriate-sized classrooms, soundproofing, wireless connections, LED projectors, and SMART Boards.

This Phase 1 project created classrooms that complement the teaching methods of each foreign language teacher and allow our language faculty to teach in rooms appointed for their language. Increased square footage in each classroom allows students to participate more freely in activities such as role-playing, group dialogues, singing and dancing. The World Languages building also includes a spacious shared office for faculty to prepare for classes and meet with students.

The seven-classroom World Languages building incorporates sustainable “green” design strategies such as using windows on both sides of the classroom to provide cross ventilation and good daylight and the installation of radiant heat in the floors, using 60% less energy than forced-air heating systems.

World Languages building concept and vista of facilities master plan

Project Video

Click here to view a video about our exciting campus improvement projects.

Project Team

Jane Carney

Chief Financial Officer

Monique DeVane

Head of School

Steve Chabon

Dean of Students

Sara Sackner

Director of Advancement

Jim Gilliland & Tonia Hsieh

Board of Trustees

Ratcliff Architects

Architects & Green Building Consultants

Oliver & Company


Ken DiFiebre, KSD Consulting

Construction Project Management

Thank you

Many thanks to all the members of the College Prep community who brought our fundraising goal into sight, making Phase 1 of the facilities master plan a reality.