The Greene School, launched by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, released campus renderings late Thursday and announced that architect Carlo Ratti will collaborate with Miami firm Arquitectonica on the design of the school.
It is under construction at 2001 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.
The school will help breathe life into a dormant stretch of Dixie Highway. It will replace the Mazda dealership that closed years ago.
According to a news release, plans for The Greene School include construction of a soccer field, tennis courts and garden behind the building.
The school is planned to open in September 2016 to Pre-K, kindergarten, first and second graders. Nan Wodarz has been hired as founding head of school after serving as head of the Sage School for gifted students near Boston, according to the release.
The rest of the release:
About The Greene School: Conceived by Palm Beach residents and philanthropists Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, The Greene School operates with the mission to empower high-performing students from preschool through eighth grade to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. The school pairs innovative teaching methods with new digital communication tools to form a network of connective, creative learners. Located at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, The Greene School is presently accepting applications for students in Pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grades for the upcoming academic year beginning in September 2016.
Jeff and Mei Sze Greene have dedicated substantial time and resources to philanthropic causes, including a commitment to The Giving Pledge, in which the world’s wealthiest individuals and families dedicate the majority of their wealth to charity. Jeff Greene, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, is the founder of The Greene Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to finding, developing and promoting strategies for increasing upward mobility in America. The Institute recently hosted a three-day conference titled “Closing the Gap: Solutions For An Inclusive Economy.”