Palm Beach Day Academy, the state’s oldest independent school, broke ground Tuesday for an $8 million education center at its lower campus, 1901 S. Flagler Drive.
The center will include learning spaces for pre-K to 3rd grade. Scheduled for completion in fall 2017, the building will include a STEM lab, flexible class space, a language studio, library and indoor/outdoor class space.
The existing building on the site is scheduled for demolition June 20.
Founded in 1921, Palm Beach Day serves nearly 500 students through 9th grade, with two campuses, one in Palm Beach and the other in West Palm.
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio attended the ground-breaking.