New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) President and CEO Nina Kubota announced the successful completion and opening of 11 new schools/additions and pre-k facilities, for the 2021-2022 school year.
The new schools, additions and pre-k centers will add 3,773 much-needed seats in overcrowded districts and will further enable the Department of Education to enhance social distancing measures to focus on the health and safety of students, educators and school communities. Since 2014, the SCA has added 55,313 new seats, in fulfillment of the mayor’s commitment to reduce overcrowding and increase diversity. This includes 11,288 seats as part of the mayor’s Pre-K and 3-K for All initiatives.
“These new locations exemplify our deep-rooted commitment to empowering our 1.1 million students with the environment and tools they need to succeed,” said Kubota. “The SCA will continue to create seats in areas of current overcrowding and projected enrollment growth and is well on target to meet the Mayor’s goal of adding 83,000 new seats as part of the last two Capital Plans.”
2021 Bronx Openings
P.S. 97 addition: 548 seats
2500 Fish Ave., District 11
The P.S. 97 addition is a new four-story, air-conditioned, fully accessible building for students in pre-k through fifth grade. The building includes an art room, a project room, a science room and a music room. It contains a library, a new student dining area, a kitchen complex, a staff lunch/conference room, an administrative suite, and medical and guidance suites. Recreational spaces include a gymatorium and an early childhood playground area. Designed by La Rocca Greene Architects LLC, construction began in July 2018 after a $56.9 million contract for the new addition was awarded to Iannelli Construction Corporation, Inc.
P.S. 33 annex: 538 seats
2400 Jerome Ave., District 10
The P.S. 33 Annex is a fully air-conditioned, accessible facility for students in pre-k through second grade. The annex has an exercise room, a project room, a library, a medical suite, a staff lunch/conference room, a parent room, two supervisory offices, a warming kitchen, as well as a student cafeteria. Outdoor recreational spaces include a new playground. Designed by Mitchell Giurgola Architects, LLP, construction began in March 2019 after a $44.9 million contract for the new annex was awarded to Navillus Contracting.
P.S. 340 annex: 296 seats
2751 Jerome Ave., District 10
The P.S. 340aAnnex is a new four-story, air-conditioned, fully accessible building, for students in pre-k through first grade. The annex contains two supervisory offices, a medical suite, a parent/community room, a project room, an exercise room, library, as well as a new student cafeteria and a staff lunch/conference room. Recreational spaces include a gymatorium and a playground area. Designed by PKSB Architects, P.C, construction began in March 2019 after a $46.7 million contract for the new annex was awarded to Citnalta Construction Corp.
443 E. 162 St. District 7 The Bronx 150 seats
1222 Prospect Ave.
District 12 The Bronx 75 seats