Unity School consists of five buildings situated on Lake Ida on 7 acres just 2.5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The classrooms are spacious and offer a full array of educational tools that promote hands-on learning for all grades. The classroom buildings were designed with open, eco- friendly breezeways allowing natural light and outdoor beauty to surround the students.
The Preschool classrooms feature large windows and adjacent outside classrooms, encouraging the students to appreciate and utilize the natural environment. Student gardens abound and serve as learning laboratories with square-foot gardening for herbs and vegetables and numerous butterfly gardens for observational nature studies and quiet relaxation. The Montessori philosophy encourages students to appreciate the beauty of nature and incorporate it into their lives. The Preschool also has dedicated playgrounds and a bike track with 'big bikes' to practice gross motor skills.
The Middle School building contains a computer lab, science laboratory, kitchen, and provides sufficient classroom space to house a departmental approach. Within this space, Middle School students are afforded the opportunity to take a wide array of electives including economics, geography, advanced theater arts, engineering concepts, public speaking, computer graphics, and athletics.
The Library and Media Center houses over 24,000 volumes, and a dedicated elementary school computer lab.
The 30,000-square-foot Advanced Learning and Enrichment Center (ALEC) provides state-of-the-art facilities for the entire student body. This building comprises a gymnasium with a theatre-sized performance stage, complete with lighting and audiovisual capabilities; dedicated art, music, and TV production studios; a clinic, and a full-service cafeteria. All of these facilities serve as classroom extensions, helping to meet our students’ creative, physical, artistic, developmental, and nutritional needs.
Our outdoor classroom space includes a Bermuda grass, regulation sports field, which is well maintained for soccer, football and lacrosse teams. Indoor basketball and volleyball courts allow play in an air-conditioned environment. The gym’s wood floor was designed to help protect the students from impact injuries. The floor is made from several grades of North American Rock Maple. The variety of grades gives the floor a tremendous amount of character and the sub-floor structure, with fabricated rubberized cushioning, provides flexibility to help reduce injuries. Multiple playgrounds can be found on the campus for our varied age groups.
Students will have access to the most current technology and materials to further develop their talents in the fine arts. The TV Production Studio has the same equipment that might be found in professional studios. From the latest MAC products to broadcast studio cameras, the TV Production Studio experience is enhanced with the latest software, so our students have the state-of-the-art experience.
The Music Program benefits from a fully professional, acoustic general music/choral rehearsal room and an instrumental band rehearsal room. These facilities also have multiple practice rooms and a large instrument locker/storage area. The bell choir, string ensemble, concert bands, choruses, keyboard lab, peace drummers, and jazz band all benefit from this amazing facility.