Moabery school to ‘LEED’ the future in education
The Saint Andrew’s School Board of Trustees and school administration proudly dedicated its new “green” 26,400-square-foot addition Moabery Early Years Learning Center. This new addition is attached to the current 35,000-square-foot Nina and Edgar Otto Lower School Campus. The addition is named after Lower School parents, Cathy and Abdol Moabery, who have made a leadership gift of $1.5 million to the School. The entire expansion offers Saint Andrew’s School the ability to open two new sections of junior kindergarten and the addition of a third section in each grade from kindergarten through grade 5.
The Moabery Early Years Learning Center is designed to be LEED Certified—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — at the Gold Level, in compliance with the United States Green Building Council. Saint Andrew’s School is the first K-12 school registered as a “LEED for Schools” project in South Florida.
The LEED for Schools Green Building Rating System recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. Based on LEED for New Construction, it addresses issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention, and environmental site assessment. By addressing the uniqueness of school spaces and children’s health issues, LEED for Schools provides a unique, comprehensive tool for schools that wish to build green, with measurable results. LEED for Schools is the recognized third-party standard for high performance schools that are healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.
“We are so fortunate that an extraordinary leadership commitment has been made by Cathy and Abdol Moabery to establish the Moabery Early Years Learning Center,” said Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek, headmaster. “The new addition provides us with a healthier, more energy efficient environment for our children while providing conditions that enhance achievement.”
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Lower School Head Duncan Hossack and Junior Kindergarten student Rebecca Friedman enjoy the new swing set at the Moabery Early Years Learning Center.
Cathy Moabery, left, Abdol Moabery, Kevin Brolley and Duncan Hossack
Kevin Brolley, left, Troy McClellan, Dan Hodgeman, Eddie Ventrice, Cathy Moabery, Morghyn Moabery, Chase Moabery, Abdol Moabery, Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek, Denise Bas, John Mezzetta and Duncan Hossack