Indian Creek School held an official groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction for its campus unification project on Monday, March 1, at the school’s current upper school at 1130 Anne Chambers Way in Crownsville, just north of Annapolis. School leaders, student and parent ambassadors, trustees, alumni and family members of the school’s founders gathered with representatives from Southway Builders, Aurora Architecture, Proutt Consulting and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman to pause and reflect on this pivotal moment in the history of Indian Creek School. While the groundbreaking ceremony was an intimate event in order to adhere to gathering and distancing guidelines, Indian Creek School looks forward to holding a community-wide ribbon cutting celebration in August, when the project is complete.
At the start of the ceremony, Head of School Booth Kyle reflected on the importance of this moment. “Indian Creek School has always been a school rooted in connections and relationships, where you can be who you are, discover who you want to be, and become who you are meant to be,” he said. “… We are building a new Indian Creek School with the magic of our founders - the dogged belief in the mission of our staff and trustees, the support of friends, and the success of our students."
Board Chair Chris Mannix (‘91) then spoke about how the effort has been community-wide to provide a school campus that reflects and enhances the excellent teaching and learning that Indian Creek provides - and will continue to provide for generations to come. Pittman congratulated the Indian Creek community on this milestone, and then Student Government President Nick Menendez (‘22) thanked everyone involved in the project for making this school enhancement possible. Following the remarks, attendees participated in the ceremonial “breaking of the ground,” modified into individual dig boxes placed on the school’s sidewalk to allow for distancing and safe accessibility for all guests.
This project is the final step in Indian Creek’s strategic plan to bring all grades together on its 114-acre Crownsville Road campus.
In August 2021, all Indian Creek School students, from pre-K3 through grade 12, will unite on one campus, representing a moment of arrival toward the culmination of the school’s first 50 years, and a launching point for the school’s next 50 years.