From Bethesda Beat
At a meeting on Monday, staff members showed updated plans for the roughly $120 million project that will serve about 2,700 students.
The new plans show two phases of construction. The first will include renovating the building for use as a temporary school for Northwood High School students from 2023 to 2025 as Northwood undergoes an extensive renovation. Then, in 2025, Woodward will reopen as a new MCPS high school, complete with athletic facilities.
The square building has a large central courtyard, to be used for performances, teaching and casual activities. Staff members are considering dividing the courtyard area into smaller sections, possibly including an amphitheater, a terrace and seating.
The school, proposed to include a performing arts magnet program, has arts space on all three floors.
Many of the classroom spaces will be “flexible,” with movable walls to create classrooms that “respond to the school’s needs.”
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