North Campus Project
The North Campus Project (NCP) continues to transform the Cincinnati Country Day School campus resulting in new and improved facilities to enhance our students' learning experience. For additional details, photos, and renderings of each part of the project, click the links below.
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- Taft Semple Maintenance Facility
- Dwyer Grieb Performing Arts Courtyard & Carey Family Amphitheater
- The Neil K. Bortz Family Early Childhood Center
- Leonard Athletic Center
Taft Semple Maintenance Facility: The building, with playing field restrooms and ample storage, was completed in Fall 2015. It combines offices, indoor/outdoor storage (including bays for crew boats and equipment), and a public restroom in one location. Secluded on the campus’s southwest corner, the new facility will blend into its natural surroundings and help streamline maintenance operations. Moving the maintenance facility to its new discreet location on the south side of campus opened up additional green space for outdoor play and discovery and allowed the school to consolidate its many storage units throughout campus.
Sally Dwyer ’05 and Tonya Grieb ’10 Performing Arts Courtyard and
Carey Family Amphitheater
Located on the North Lawn, the amphitheater/outdoor performance area was completed in Spring 2016. The space includes an outdoor classroom, amphitheater, and campus green, creating open-air learning spaces as well as a place for students to gather and enjoy outdoor activities.
The Neil K. Bortz Family Early Childhood Center (ECC): A groundbreaking ceremony was held in December 2015 and a grand opening event was held on December 7, 2016 for the new ECC building that will provide Country Day’s youngest learners with a home away from home.
Completion: December 2016
Square footage: 10,380
Watch the construction videos filmed from a drone by CCDS parent Tony Thompson.
Leonard Athletic Center:
Work on the Leonard Athletic Center (LAC) started spring of 2016. Enhancements to the indoor athletic facility include pool renovations, a new welcome center, and infrastructure renovations. New athletic offices, a wet classroom, concession stand, and student waiting area are also part of the LAC’s plans. The Leonard Athletic Center will feature one of the city’s finest competitive swimming pools and create a welcoming entry for Country Day athletics.
Square footage: 8,550
The LAC second phase includes a new façade, new athletic offices, concession stand, renovated/expanded weight training room, student/parent waiting area, and a new home for the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Curricular and Co-Curricular Usage
The new LAC will serve students and families through its daily use as part of our academic and extracurricular programming. The facility will house our swimming program for students in pre-Kindergarten and Montessori through grade 6, movement classes for Early Childhood, and physical education for students of all ages. A new classroom space will be available for students as well as conference/meeting rentals. The facility will be the hub of Country Day Athletics and all of our competitive athletic programs ranging from youth to varsity sports.
The renovated and expanded common spaces will be used for athletic events as well as community programming. The new facility will continue the school’s emphasis on building spaces that not only serve students during the school day but also provide an open environment for the community to gather before and after school in both formal and informal settings.
“The LAC is going to be a place where people want to be. The athletic complex has served us well, but today kids want to have a place to hang out, and that’s really what we’re creating. With the expansion/renovation of the weight room, student athletes will get the best care, because improvement in strength conditioning is key to success. We want to prepare kids for a lifetime of fitness.”
Partners on the project are:
Michael McInturf Associates, Turnbull-Wahlert, Sardinia Concrete, Towne Construction, Klekamp & Co., Jurgensen Companies, RE Middleton, and the Village of Indian Hill.
The Steering Committee includes:
Dick Durand, Jason Fraley, Jon Hall, Tony Jaccaci, Chris Milmoe, Todd Witt, and Gordon Wright
Completion date is late June.
Approximate size is nearly an acre.
Sand play area
Shallow water play
Loose parts play area with fort building
Loose parts play area with table and log seats
Raised bed planters