Skip links

Launch of Phase 2 for Play to Learn Campaign

The Cushman School has officially kicked off the second phase of the Play to Learn Campaign, Learning in Action.

In a virtual groundbreaking event and toast held on December 3rd, Board Chair, Sara Colombo, Vice Chair, Doug Jones, and Head of School, Dr. Arvi Balseiro participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking commemorating the beginning of the construction for the facility. In addition, they announced the launch of the second phase of the Play to Learn Campaign, Learning in Action.

The campaign is aimed at raising the remaining funds needed for the completion of the building and will give donors the opportunity to contribute to the fund through several different giving options. These include the revival of the Piece of the Future campaign, where members of the Cushman community can purchase a puzzle piece that will be displayed on the façade of the building, and several naming opportunities for different spaces within the facility.

The two-story facility will include a rooftop soccer and track field, an indoor gymnasium, a stage and performing arts center, a dance studio, and music classrooms. This new Performing Arts & Athletic Center will provide an enhanced platform leading students to showcase their many talents through memorable performances and through the participate in games and artistic activities.

“Our Play to Learn facility is exactly what our children deserve,” said Dr. Arvi Balseiro, Head of School. “Providing them with an optimal, joyful experience that will be a point of pride in their school community will be felt not only throughout this campus, but within our local community and beyond. Our children will share their talents, ideas, and their joy with others beyond Cushman’s walls. Having an indoor place where creativity permeates the culture and space will further develop students’ many ways of ‘knowing, expressing, and inventing.”

For more information about Play to Learn, please contact Head of School Dr. Arvi Balseiro or visit the Play to Learn website at