Meet the new Awty

The Awty International School’s new Early Learning Campus provides the school’s next generation with opportunities for learning, vehicles for exploration, and plenty of space for play.

Now, more than three times the size of its former facility, Awty provides spaces for parents, teachers, and staff that accommodate the school’s rich programs and reflect its dedication to students’ development as future leaders, thinkers, and people of character.

To achieve success at every level, it took more than an architect’s toolkit. It meant seeing through a child’s eyes to create a world filled with limitless chances to go further.

Once a dilapidated office building (left), the Awty International School's new Early Learning Campus (right) now invites children to play, learn, and create.

A day in the life

A little girl arriving by car follows a welcoming tree-lined “boulevard,” with lush landscape, scattered benches, and lighting. At the covered drop-off, she forgets any apprehensions as she is greeted by a teacher and enters the campus through the Gym. It is filled with natural light, and the girl can walk across see the cushioned sports courts, glimpsing a performance stage and a traverse wall for climbing.

As she follows the teacher to her classroom through corridors that feel like meandering paths, anticipation rises. They pass dedicated rooms for dining, media, music, and art, as well as the library. “Is that a kitchen with counters my size,” she asks. “Yes, it is!”

Awty International School's new Early Learning Campus transforms a once abandoned parking lot into a world of discovery for students, teachers, and visitors alike.

The girl and her teacher enter one of the large early learning classrooms that are filled with natural light and organized around the central plaza. The plaza begs to be explored. In an area four times the size of her previous play space, she will take part in organized activities and make her own adventures on the rolling field turf playgrounds and tricycle track, soccer field, and sports courts. And imaginations aren’t the only things growing here. For example, new designated places to learn about gardening in the outdoor learning centers and raised planting beds deliver unmatched hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

At the end of the day, the little girl returns to the Gym for pick-up. On her way home, she talks about the day’s adventures and how excited she is for tomorrow’s journeys.

"To the Awty International School Class of 2032, we say Bienvenu. Bienvenidos. Wilkomme. Yokoso. Welcome home." Bulfinches