The Manhattan Village Academy, which was built in the mid 1990’s, was created as part of New York City’s attempt to incorporate small schools in the district. The school rented three floors of an existing building for the school. Beverly Willis, the architect, designed a “locus plan” for the classrooms, grouping each grade level together with 3-4 classrooms and a common area. Just inside the entrance, she designed marble steps in the style of a Greek temple, and a spiral staircase . Her design makes use of glass walls that look over common areas so that students are fully supervised.
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