“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
– Sir Winston Churchill
As you enter the property, a three story structured parking garage stands on your left, providing ample parking space for daily school use and for larger community-wide events.
Immediately ahead of you is our Hub building, which is home to the Dining Hall, a beautiful Beit Midrash, a fully equipped music recording studio, and a library/media center which overlooks a rooftop terrace where students will grow and tend to their own crops.
The Hub building also hosts a high-tech Fabrication Lab which will include an array of 3D printers capable of printing at multiple sizes and with multiple materials, laser cutters, CNC routers, saws of every kind and variation, soldering stations, robotics kits, sewing machines, kilns, and just about anything else one might need to transform an idea into physical form.
The Beit Midrash is an inspiring space for reflection, Tefillah, and Torah Study. The naturally lit space also has the ability to open up into the Dining Hall, which allows for hosting large community gatherings.
Across from the Hub building, stands the Administrative building and Athletic Center which will house our Head of School, Business Office, Admissions, and College Guidance offices, as well as a nurse’s office.
The athletic facilities include weight and locker rooms, two full indoor basketball courts as well as an outdoor practice soccer field, an outdoor basketball court, a track, and two lit tennis courts.
As you exit the Administrative building, you enter the central courtyard which connects the five buildings on campus, creating harmony between the education buildings and green space.
Heading north through the courtyard brings you to our Middle School building.
This one story educational building has a warm and embracing feel, designed to provide our students with a sense of connection and belonging.
Its classrooms, which are outfitted with cutting edge hardware for multimedia display and distance learning, are arranged around a central commons – or living room – that gives the school a feel of being a home away from home.
The Middle School also includes an Innovation Lab, small group instruction rooms, two science labs, as well as a faculty workspace and lounge.
Along the southern perimeter of the courtyard stands a soaring covered corridor we refer to as our Talit. The Talit extends from one “shoulder” of the campus to the other, leading from the Hub and Administrative building to a monumental exterior staircase at the foot of the Upper School building.
The lower steps of the monumental staircase double as benches looking out on the outdoor basketball court and the upper landing opens into a covered terrace lounge for Upper School students.
From the terrace one can enter the second floor of the Upper School building which features a mix of high-tech classrooms, small-group instruction rooms, university level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics labs, a video studio, as well as a two story indoor student lounge designed to provide students with space to relax, connect, and collaborate.
The safety and security of our student body, faculty, and visitors was a primary driver in the campus’s design. The campus, therefore, has only one point of entry and visitors must pass through two layers of security in order to enter any of the academic buildings or sports facilities – one at the gate house and one more at the entrance to the Talit and central courtyard. The entire campus and parking garage will be under 24 hour video surveillance as well, in order to ensure a safe environment for all.
Separate Middle and Upper School Academic Buildings
University Level Science Labs
Audio/Visual Digital Recording Studio
Outdoor Track and Courts
High Tech Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Outdoor Learning Gardens
Indoor Fitness Center
Certified Kosher Dining Hall & Snack Bar
Watch our live cam and see our campus grow
Construction of the JLA campus is scheduled to break ground early in 2022 with a completion date set for the summer of 2023.
Join us at our Open House!
Sunday, October 30th
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
9:30 a.m. – Session is Full
1:30 p.m. – RSVP now