The Kam Memar Lower School
A New place for traditions to thrive
Our youngest learners deserve a school home that embraces academic challenge, piques curiosity and inspires joy, while providing a safe, accessible learning environment for all students.
Conceived by tvsdesign and award-winning residential designer William T. Baker, the three-story, 36,500-square-foot Kam Memar Lower School will open in the fall of 2021. The facility will replace the Randall House—the Lower School administration building constructed as a home in 1941—and adjoin the existing classroom building.
At nearly three times the square footage of the Randall House, the Kam Memar Lower School will accommodate our growing program and curriculum needs, while ensuring safety, security and accessibility. Science, STEAM and design classes will find their homes in state-of-the-art makerspaces, while an expanded Academic Resource Center will provide individualized support for all students. Music and strings programs will enjoy large, soundproof spaces with accessible storage, and an indoor gymnasium with direct access to the playground—the world’s greatest!—will accommodate PE classes and community events and shelter energetic youngsters during rainy-day recess.
In addition, a 2,200-square-foot meeting room will provide space for gatherings and class performances, and a conference room will allow for additional on-campus meetings. We’ll showcase the best of Pace to prospective families in a new admissions suite, and the Lower School leadership team will move into centrally located offices. Our hardworking faculty and staff will find respite in a new lounge, while nursing mothers can retreat to private rooms when needed.
We will also reconfigure and modernize the existing Lower School cafeteria and update the current library to create a more open, inviting atmosphere conducive to 21st-century learning and technology use.