Achievement First operates a network of public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. The scope of this project included the complete renovation of and addition to the former Timothy Dwight School, a public neighborhood school located on Edgewood Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Closed by the City in 2008, it was purchased by Achievement First to become the flagship Amistad Academy.
The original 38,000 sf single-story school underwent partial demolition and extensive renovation.
Along with a new 57,000 sf two-story addition, this elementary/middle charter school now accommodates a total of 750 students in the expanded K-8 program.
New addition and “renovation to new” designed to LEED Silver equivalency
K- 8th grade charter school for 750 students includes 27 classrooms, gymnasium, multi-purpose room, media center, music room, art room and science and computer laboratories, administrative offices and support service areas
Completed in 2011