Once the town plan is established, 1st graders each choose a building to construct and then create blueprints complete with architectural details.
Working from their drawings, students transform humble shoeboxes into clearly recognizable structures by adding windows, working doors, brick and other textural treatments, signage, and landscaping.
After the finishing touches are complete, the buildings are placed on the town's gigantic grid in the lobby of the main building. During Primary School Gathering, 1st grade students hand over the keys to the city to Director of Primary School Elizabeth Lener and Head of School Debbie Gibbs and reveal the name of the model town. Each year, it is a proud moment!