Jersey City Community Charter School
Jersey City, New Jersey
Building addition to the Jersey City Community Charter School
20,500 Square Feet
Architecture and engineering services, including mechanical, electric and plumbing engineering and structural engineering
The Jersey City Community Charter School serves 594 students in grades K-8, with 396 students located in the Danforth Avenue building. The school was founded by the Urban League of Hudson County in 1997 and opened its doors in September 1997 with 77 kindergarten students. In subsequent years, the school added a grade every year, with the addition of the eighth grade class in the 2005/2006 school year completing the school's organization. Jarmel Kizel has been involved with the school almost since its inception, initially helping with the permitting for modular classrooms, then providing architecture and engineering services for the renovation of the second floor of the building, which was originally a catering hall, into classrooms. The most recent project, the three-story "annex," includes classrooms, offices, a library, a "cafetorium" (combination cafeteria and gymnasium) and a rooftop playground.
Unique Project Aspects:
The 20,500-square-foot addition to the Jersey City Community Charter School nearly doubled the size of the existing school.