Gompers Preparatory Academy is a three-phased design effort to add science laboratories, classrooms and athletic facilities to the campus. Phase 1, completed in Summer of 2019, included the addition of air conditioning and improvements to the existing campus. Phase 2, completed in Spring of 2021, includes the new athletic facilities totaling 29,000 square feet, which consists of a gymnasium, locker rooms, weight room and dance room.
Phase 3 will replace several aging relocatable buildings, with two new academic buildings and a lecture hall totaling 33,300 square feet, along with site improvements to complete a new academic quad with the new athletic facilities and connect the new facilities to the rest of campus. The core philosophy of the project, based on the director’s pedagogical philosophy, is to create spaces that are conducive to performance in order to develop a cohesive community. Therefore, music and movement and varied scale gathering places become vital