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Private preK-12 school in Boulder, Colo., is building a new high school facility

Feb. 6, 2023
Shining Mountain Waldorf School is scheduled to complete its new high school building in 2024.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School, an independent preK-12 school in Boulder, Colo., is planning to build a new high school campus.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that construction on the building is scheduled to start in April.

“It has been a long-held dream of some of our families and founding families to have this new high school,” said Mary Fairfield, Shining Mountain’s director.

The new high school is the first phase of a redevelopment plan of Shining Mountain’s almost 12-acre campus. The school moved to its current location about 30 years ago and enrolls about 210 students.

Fairfield says the original plan was to start the redevelopment project in 2019, but the pandemic slowed down the site approval and permit process.

After finishing the new high school, Shining Mountain plans to complete its Festival Hall building — which houses the gym — by adding on a performing arts space. The last phase adds a two-story building for the elementary and middle school programs, replacing multiple “cabins” that now serve as classrooms for those grades.

The projected completion date for the high school is February 2024.

The high school now is in a former church--a low, one-level cinder block building. The new building will have two stories building configured in an “L” shape, with an arts wing and a wing for academic classrooms.

The high school’s design calls for a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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