Jan 02, 2022
KLA Academy’s New Building
KLA Academy, a one-of-a-kind private infant through fifth grade Reggio Emilia inspired preschool and elementary school relocated to a brand-new facility in January of 2022. This innovative school building is unlike any other in the region -- a place where learning is not limited to the classrooms and whose learning studios and wonder labs are designed to match the different stages of youth development.
"The essential challenge for us was to use design to create a humanity-centered learning environment where the invisible connections of a community are visible, and where children feel a deeper sense of love and belonging,” said Studio 180 Designer Trung Le. “These irreducible needs, once fulfilled, can unleash their natural hunger to wonder about the world and begin to develop a confident voice in making it better. The newly designed KLA Academy building is our response.”
KLA Academy’s new building is centrally located between Brickell and Coral Gables and the school’s innovative and open spaces include: a rooftop sports plaza with a basketball court and a soccer field; indoor gymnasiums; a theater; laboratories; art, music and movement ateliers (studios) and much more.
The school’s curriculum is based on extensive research and understanding of the role children play in their development and growth.