EMES Building and Bridge Update

Our K-5 building renovation is nearly move-in ready, thanks to donors who supported our Let
the Children Come campaign over the past two years. The building has large airy classrooms, lots of natural light, a kitchen, new offices and entry.

“Learning portals” allow students to see building inner workings in a few spots, including space behind drywall where donors, students and supporters wrote blessings last winter. A playground featuring creative climbing and exercise apparati made from trees and reclaimed tractor tires, and a rooftop garden area are nearly ready for eager outdoor learners!


In mid August we surpassed our $50,000 goal to build a bridge between our upper and lower buildings. Donors purchased more than 400 engraved bricks to create a pathway between the bridge and the lower sites.

The bridge will provide safe drop off and pick up space for elementary students, and outdoor covered learning and gathering space. Thank you for participating!


Nov. 15 we will have a “Making History Day.” All students K-12 will join to help relocate the K-5 classrooms to their new home. Students will also hear stories about the 1964 move from then Eastern Mennonite College to the “new” high school building (now our middle and high school).

A Gathering Space addition to the elementary school building will be the next big project. Stay tuned!

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