Now, after three months of working with architects Esther Sperber and Hila Stern, the academy has been redesigned as an environment that allows for a safe return to the classroom while maximizing the learning experience and student engagement.

Sperber and Stern created a design solution built on the idea of “radical flexibility,” a concept that allows the school to continuously adapt its physical space to conform to best practices, health guidelines and new technology in real time.

To achieve their goal, the team had to rethink everything about the school’s curriculum and operations as well as the maintenance of the space. It also required multiple strategies to be customized to meet the needs of students in different age groups.