New James Madison Elementary School

Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C.

Garfield, New Jersey

The New Jersey School Development Authority (NJSDA) and Garfield School District retained FVHD to perform a feasibility assessment of providing renovations and additions onto the existing Most Holy Name School. In evaluating the design solutions and preliminary construction cost estimates, it was determined that the most cost effective solution was to demolish the existing school and construct a new K-5 elementary school on the existing school's site. The contract for the hazardous material abatement and demolition was awarded and the work completed.  The site has been prepared for the construction of the new James Madison Elementary School #10.  The NJSDA arranged a ceremony at the site to commemorate the occasion with School District, City of Garfield, Bergen County and NJSDA representatives to celebrate the beginning of the construction phase of the project.  The new school will include 3 kindergarten classrooms 10 general classrooms, 2 special education classrooms, 4 small group instruction (SGI) rooms, computer room, art and music classrooms, media center, gymnasium core curriculum facilities. An outdoor multi-purpose play area and playground equipment was also incorporated into the design.

The project’s bidding is anticipated to begin the Summer of 2015, and the construction to commence in sometime late winter 2015 / early Spring 2016.  The school’s construction is estimated to take 21 months.  

Grade Levels:  K - 5
Student Capacity:  345
Building Area:  52,961 SF
Estimated Cost:  $16.2M

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