Civic BuildersHyde Leadership Charter School
In an educationally disadvantaged area of the Bronx, Hyde Leadership Charter School is striving to change the lives of students from kindergarten to high school. By focusing on character development and individual student potential, the college preparatory school has established a successful learning model and attracted the interest of many families. As it continues to grow, Hyde-Bronx needed space to accommodate its high school population.
Working closely with the school and Civic Builders, KSS designed Hyde's new high school in the Hunts Point-Longwood section of the South Bronx, close to its current location at MS424. Mass transit will take students, teachers, and staff right to the front door of the three-story facility.
With a focus on fostering greater collaboration, the design team strategically created spaces outside the classroom to bring students, teachers and parents together. The information commons, collaborative living rooms, and parents' room with access to resources for job placement and skill building, all work in unison to create more engagement and interaction.
South Bronx, New York
Program: High school serving 280 students
Size: 31,500 sf
Features: Classrooms, science laboratory, art room, weight room, multipurpose room, common spaces, administration offices, teacher work rooms
When you make magic, you make something out of nothing.
Joseph Gauld, founder, Hyde Schools
Photos: Taylor Photographics