Riverstone International School Breaks New Ground for Students
In spite of a challenged economy, growth continues with a new elementary school
“Schooldays, schooldays, dear old golden rule days…”
—old schoolyard rhyme
Before too long, some lucky gradeschool-age kids will have a brand spankin’ new building to call “home.” Riverstone International School, a local school with a philosophy that emphasizes nature and the great outdoors, will break ground on a new sustainable elementary school building, Wednesday, March 4, at 3 .pm. Groundbreaking festivities will be officiated by: Andrew Derry, Riverstone’s Head of School, Kurt Liebich, Riverstone’s Chairman of the Board and Andy Erstad of Erstad Architects, whose firm is handling the design of the new facility. Dignitaries and officiants will shovel the first spades of earth to mark the occasion.
“We are excited to be an example of some ‘good news’ happening during a time when building projects have been waylaid by economic stress,” said Andrew Derry, Riverstone Head of School, “and we believe that our faculty and families’ commitment is the primary reason for our continued success and growth”.
The new building will reflect the school’s desire to connect with and respect natural resources. “When completed, the elementary school facility will reflect Riverstone’s emphasis on sustainability, both educationally and environmentally” said architect and project collaborator, Andy Erstad. “State of the art environmental systems, natural day-lighting, rapidly renewable resources, and a high percentage of local and regional products have purposely been incorporated into the design”.
Riverstone students are taught to think as “world citizens.” During the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, flags from 26 countries will be carried by middle and high school students to mark the significance of diversity at the school.
Official Groundbreaking Ceremony:
Where: Riverstone International School, Warm Springs
5493 Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, Idaho 83716
When: Wednesday, March 4
Riverstone International School provides a rigorous, international curriculum that fosters academic For more information about Riverstone International School, go to: http://www.riverstoneschool.org