Let's Build This Together

Construction Update - January 2021

Happy New Year! We find ourselves in challenging times; however, I am proud to say that with the support and generosity of our donors, legislators, families and community members, A. D. Henderson University School and FAU High School continue to excel and strive to meet the highest standards for our students and our community.

Furthermore, I am thrilled to share this exciting news with you regarding our school’s Let’s Build This Together capital campaign. Our $54 million fundraising goal to transform our school campus into a state-of-the-art educational facility is well within reach. We have secured $35 million in private and public funding and we will break ground on a new K-8 school building and our first-ever athletic complex in the spring of this year. Our grand opening will take place in August 2022. 

We graciously thank all of our donors, our state legislators, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, and Governor Ron DeSantis for their support. We also thank our entire school community for contributing in countless ways to help A.D. Henderson University School be recognized as the #2 public elementary school in the country (Niche.com) and FAU High School continue to lead the way as the premier early-college educational program in the world.

Harvard Jolly Architecture and Moss Construction are hard at work following an aggressive building schedule to get the facilities ready by next August. In addition to the new school building and athletic complex, we will continue to raise funds for a lecture hall, updated swimming facilities, Center for Advancement of Applied Biomimetics, Center for Teacher Advancement in Research and Science, and a Performing Arts Center.

I sincerely thank each of you because if not for our generous donors and advocates, this incredible new facility would not be possible. Our students, educators and community are deserving of a world-class educational facility and your efforts are making it happen. Should you wish to learn more or inquire about how your family can support this important endeavor, please contact Mickey Zitzmann, Director or Development, at mzitzmann@fau.edu.