The Las Vegas Day School was founded in Las Vegas in 1961, becoming the first non-sectarian, non-denominational private school established in the State of Nevada. The school is licensed by the state of Nevada and accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the National Independent Private School Association.
Based on enrollment growth projections, a master plan was developed to completely reorganize the campus over the course of several years with the Kinderschool being the first of many phases.
The client insisted that the construction not interrupt the day-to-day operations of the school. This resulted in a master plan that places new buildings on vacant land, thus not interrupting operations. Then, as the school population continues to increase, existing buildings will be removed and replaced with buildings that provide greater functionality.
Each new building centers on a private courtyard allowing for potential outdoor teaching space, as well as individual playground areas. The buildings are oriented east-west for optimum north and south daylighting control into the classroom areas from the courtyards, thus reducing energy costs to light the rooms during the day. Our plans included a 2,500 SF Campus library serving K-8 Students.