Active Outdoor Learning Spaces

Our Active Outdoor LEARNING Spaces will:

  • Provide our students and teachers with Outdoor Classrooms
  • Make outdoor “Chill Zones”, reflection gardens and natural seating in wooded areas available to our students, providing a much-needed connection to the natural environment and respite from the stimulation of their day
  • Offer age-appropriate play spaces and structures that will fully maximize the advantages of the property’s natural topography, helping to inspire creative thinking and independent, self-directed play 

See below to read our case for support!

The Study wishes to thank Samantha Hayes '86, architect, Board Member and Parent to Jacqueline '22 for creating and developing the Concept Design for this exciting facilities expansion project, and for continuing to work energetically with the project team.

Design development, renderings, implementation and project management by architect firm Robitaille.Curtis.


Areas depicted above in colour represent the scope of work for fall 2022


  • Construction of concrete bases for three sets of stairs
  • French drains and irrigation
  • Engraved donor stepping stones, upper terrace
  • Base for future phase perimeter balustrade, amphitheater and stone seminar table
  • Upper terrace landscaping and butterfly garden

Still to Come - 2023 (pending funding)

  • Outdoor classrooms, amphitheater and seminar spaces
  • Play structures
  • Running track
  • Fencing and gates
  • Handrails and stone finishing for three sets of stairs
  • Site furnishings (monkey bars, slide, climbing wall, etc)
  • Lighting
  • Lower terrace landscaping
  • Wall cladding

Before & After Images

Current Lower Playground

Future Lower Playground

Current Upper Terrace

Future Upper Terrace

Current Upper Plaground

Future Upper Playground

Future Upper Playground

New Front Path

Case for Support

Last Chance: Stepping Stones

Purchase your stepping stones before May 27th to leave a permanent mark on The Study's Upper Terrace!


Leave a permanent mark on The Study's new upper terrace with your purchase of an engraved stepping stone for only $750. 

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