Thornton-Donovan school campus
Thornton-Donovan is distinguished by its unique
style of campus. Our tree-shaded property includes three large and
architecturally inspiring former homes dating from the early part of the
last century, and associated outbuildings including an art studio. Each
brick Colonial or Georgian style structure surrounds our brand new
athletic field, basketball court and playground (completed spring 2009),
creating a wonderful sense of campus.
Mature landscaping enhances the
pleasant and elegant site. The Lower School is located in the original
Crawford Estate, a stately mansion which has been creatively converted
into 12 classrooms, the Berns Memorial Library, faculty conference
center, the Annemarie Licini-Paris Technology Center, science lab,
lunchroom with terrace, and administrative offices.
The White House, used for school socials and special receptions, also
houses the music room and other classrooms, as well as an audio-visual
theatre. This building is home to international faculty on the second
The Fleming-Winter House contains 3 upper school classrooms on the
ground level, converted to school use without detracting from the home's
graceful ambiance. The second floor serves as faculty residence.
The Art Studio is an inspiring stand-alone structure with bountiful
natural light. Originally part of the Fleming-Winter House, it was the
studio of Lumen Martin Winter, the noted American muralist.
All of the classrooms are equipped with flat screen televisions,
networked internally. The school's environment is warm and comfortable
like a home, and also invokes a feeling of history and permanence
through outstanding architectural details, substantial trees, and
generously proportioned spaces inside and out.
Throughout all buildings, imaginations are moved with the display of a
vast collection of treasures from adventures of years passed.