Modular classrooms have been added at New Trier High School in advance of a major facilities overhaul on the Winnetka Ill campus New Trier High School

Modular classrooms have been added at New Trier High School in advance of a major facilities overhaul on the Winnetka, Ill., campus.

Campus overhaul about to begin at Illinois high school

A 275,000-square-foot addition will be built over the next two years at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill.

New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., is set to break ground next week on a major overhaul of the campus.

The project calls for demolition of three aging buildings and construction of a 275,000-square-foot addition on the west side of the school.

The new structure will have more than 25 core academic classrooms, three science labs, a library, cafeteria, and new spaces for engineering, music, theater, and art programs.

In Phase One of the project, New Trier's 1931 Tech Arts Building will be demolished and the first half of the addition will be built. This section, which includes the new cafeteria, library and several new classrooms, will open in 2016-2017.

In Phase Two, workers will demolish the 1912 cafeteria and 1950 music building and construct the second half of the addition. The work is scheduled for completion by the opening of the 2017-2018 school year.

The campus upgrades are projected to cost $100.3 million. An $89 million bond issue, approved in 2014 by New Trier district voters, provides most of the funding; the rest comes from district reserves.

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