Growth for Changing Times: Bowman Capital Campaign

Last year Bowman celebrated over 20 years of dedication to preparing children for their futures in an ever-changing and globalizing world. This year, we are expanding our educational impact with a new, exciting undertaking to expand the learning resources for our students as well as our community. Our next innovation: Building a new “Learning Village” that includes new indoor and outdoor spaces for educational exploration and activities.

Throughout the history of our school, our families and community have been deeply invested in Bowman’s mission and values. Our capital campaign is an opportunity for those closest to Bowman—our families and supporters—to help raise funds for foundational changes to our campus that will enable us to better serve the changing needs of our children’s education. With the generosity of some of our earliest supporters, we are well underway to achieving our goals, but we still need every family to participate at whatever level they can.

Our next innovation: Building a new learning village that’s a natural environment and design thinking center – predicted to be a benefit for students as well as for Palo Alto.

The new campus spaces for students to spend their days and years to come will reflect Bowman’s practice of engaging the five senses to heighten intellectual achievement and commitment to creativity, inclusiveness, outdoor learning, and community connections.

Hover over the numbers in the rendering below to highlight the offerings of the new Learning Village.

1. The IDEALab

We are excited about providing our students dedicated space for STEAM and enrichment activities, including a science and media lab, woodshop, and arts center.

2. The Children’s House

Integrating two new classrooms for the Absorbent Minds of three & four year-olds will play an important role in setting the foundation for preparing future Bowman learners.

3. Gymnasium/Multi-purpose Building

We look forward to holding school-wide events, including on-site sports practices, and hosting community events.

4. Stage

With a new stage, Bowman will continue to promote the performing arts as a means to stimulate students’ creativity and self-expression.

5. Outdoor Learning Environments

Our science gardens, greenhouse, sunken learning circle, patios, walkways and terraces will offer open-ended interactions, exploration, discovery, and connection with nature.

The new campus spaces for students to spend their days and years to come will reflect Bowman’s practice of engaging the five senses to heighten intellectual achievement and commitment to creativity, inclusiveness, outdoor learning, and community connections.

Why Support Bowman?

Your contribution to our capital campaign is an investment in something that will matter for years to come: The future of our children, our community, and even our world. Bowman has a strong track record of guiding the educational development of many alumni who have gone on to influence positive change from the grass roots to the global sphere. By expanding our campus resources, we look forward to providing our current and future students with an even stronger foundation to meet the future with a sense of responsibility, understanding, creativity, and critical thinking.
 
Dedicated IDEALab
Outdoor teaching environments to enhance scientific learning
Gymnasium
Preschool
On-site performing arts for spontaneous creativity

Thank You!

 

Why Bowman?

BOWMAN IS: Innovation • CommunicationRigorous Academics • Mind-body Balance • Global Perspective • Exploration & Discovery • Love of LearningHands-on Experience • Arts Education • Outdoor Learning • Curiosity • CreativityCulture of Collaboration • Community • Culture • Values • Forward Thinkers • Self-expression • Distinguished Educators • Movers & Shakers • Ready for Challenges • Montessori Methodology • Diversity • Individualized Learning • Integrated Curriculum • Dynamic Environment • Leadership and ResponsibilitySTEAM (STEM + Arts) • Inclusiveness • Self-direction • Experiential Learning