New School Construction

NY Officials Break Ground on Staten Island School

New York officials broke ground on a new $77 million four-story school building in Staten Island on Oct. 29, reported the Staten Island Advance. Construction began in July on property that was occupied by a former storage warehouse. The school is expected to serve more than 750 students in Pre-K through fifth grade when it opens in the 2022-2023 school year.

“This will be a massive infusion of classroom space, more than we’ve seen on the North Shore in years,” Councilwoman Debi Rose said. “It will help alleviate our overcrowding. That’s a big problem in the North Shore schools, and it will give our students a better opportunity to learn with the amenities and the resources that they need.”

The new facility will include four pre-K classrooms, four kindergarten classrooms, 20 standard classrooms for grades 1-5, reading and speech resource rooms, three district special education classrooms, eight District 75 classrooms that provide special education services to students with disabilities.

The school will also feature:

  • A computer classroom;
  • Art classrooms;
  • Gymnasium;
  • Playground;
  • Full kitchen complex;
  • Library;
  • Guidance and medical suites;
  • Science resource room;
  • Music room;
  • Exercise room;
  • Administrative suite;
  • Conference room;
  • Teacher work room; and
  • A parent community room.

Construction is being done by Leon D. Dematteis Construction Corporation.

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