We are happy to announce a second campus in the East Lake/Oakhurst area in August 2013. This is a very exciting time for all of us!
Turning Sun is not only growing in size but in our thinking as well. We want to bring progressive education to more families in Atlanta. We are growing deeper in the community and forming partnerships with organizations, naturalists and artists. We are connecting to Atlanta’s neighborhoods.
East Lake/Oakhurst Campus
Renovations will begin in April, and it will be open for school August 2013. We are excited to be a part of the neighborhood that shares similar values as Turning Sun School. We know this campus is a natural fit for our school. We have rented the entire rear education building at the corner of 2500 Hosea L. Williams and 5th Avenue.
The school is located in North Atlanta close to the intersection of Briarcliff and Clairmont Roads, but we are also tucked into a neighborhood.
Our school is filled with giant floor to ceiling windows overlooking the forest and play yards. Our rooms are filled with natural sunlight. We are housed in the Central UCC Congregation. The building is full of open areas and inspiring space.
The building is located on 12 acres of forest. As you enter the forest, it is hard to believe that you are still in the heart of Atlanta. The children enjoy their walks through the azaleas, down the path, over the bridge and down to the creek.
In the front of the school, we have our seasonal gardens. Our garden was designed by a sustainability designer, who took into consideration light, water needs and the needs of the school.
We have row gardens, a pizza garden the shape of a pizza pie and a tea garden the shape of a half moon. Children grow from seed and work to care for the gardens.