The first day of school at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts was a special day, as it not only started off a fresh school year, but did so in a newly-renovated school building.
The renovation of the school was a two-year $47.1 million project that entailed a new 60,000 square foot addition to the building.
Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts is a theme school that utilizes arts education and activities as part of its regular grade school curriculum. This new addition will enhance its educational offerings with new classrooms, rooms specially designated for science education, new technology and multi-purpose rooms.
With this new addition, the school will be able to double its student population in coming years.
On September 6, the school celebrated its new look with a ribbon cutting ceremony, jugglers, drummers, dancers, music and fun to start off the school year in celebration.
(Photo credit New Brunswick Public Schools)
Mayor Jim Cahill and Superintendent of Schools Aubrey Johnson were joined by members of the New Brunswick Board of Education, administrators from the New Jersey School Development Authority, community leaders, students, faculty and staff to cut the ribbon and welcome the new school year.