After two years of construction, students and faculty have moved into Charles River School's new Flansburgh-designed middle school building, which supports the project-based and student-centered teaching that is at the heart of the Charles River School Program. Located in the town center of Dover, MA, the building sits across the street from the Town Hall. In response, the front facade is designed to fit into the historic town center context, with traditional board and batten siding and double-hung windows. Facing the rear, into the school, however, the building takes a more contemporary forms, with a 2-story wood-framed glass wall revealing a large common gathering area in the center of the building. Eight classrooms as well as breakout rooms, a faculty room, and a kitchen, open onto this central space, which features a amphitheater-style seating area.
Charles River School is hosting a Middle School Open House for the general public on November 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, free and open to the public. Guests will be able to tour the new building that Flansburgh helped to create. You can visit the school's website to register.