The Brooklyn Heights Montessori School has expanded to include an adjacent building on Dean Street, making room for a new theater, additional classrooms and outdoor space.
To meet the demands of a growing student population at the private school at 185 Court St., the school purchased the property at 12 Dean St., a former fire patrol station, for $1.9 million in July 2009. The space finally opened last month after a gut renovation. Students streamed into the new rooms the first week of April, after spring recess.
The original campus consists of a four-story building on Court Street, with a rooftop playground. The new building, which adds 11,000 square-feet to the campus, is connected to the main building through the first floor and creates an L-shaped campus on the corner of Court and Bergen streets.
The first floor of the new building is home to a new multi-purpose performance space, dubbed the Firehouse Theater, featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.