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 floor.
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 past.