The Boiling Point

School’s Open!

School’s Open!

August 28, 2015

It took a year longer than expected to get the required permits, but once the first bulldozer clawed into the roof of the old building on June 6, 2014, construction never stopped.

Diverse spaces will become classrooms in ‘flexible’ new building, set to open in July

Diverse spaces will become classrooms in ‘flexible’ new building, set to open in July

May 1, 2015

Boiling Point staffers who toured the construction site last Thursday saw the three-story lobby and grand staircase, reminiscent of government buildings in Washington DC. There are many windows and a domed skylight that let natural light into the lobby. Ironwork supporting the dome is in the shape of a Jewish star, which casts a six-pointed shadow on the lobby floor at midday.

New building reveals its shape in views from parking structure

New building reveals its shape in views from parking structure

March 11, 2015

Windows, yellow insulation on east on south sides of new building are now visible from where teachers and students park at Olympia Medical Center

At school construction site, a change in the skyline

At school construction site, a change in the skyline

October 3, 2014

Rising two stories tall above the dirt and machinery, the first piece of Shalhevet’s building is now visible above the scaffolding on Fairfax Avenue,...

Foundation in place on Fairfax for new building

Foundation in place on Fairfax for new building

September 9, 2014

Shalhevet High School’s new building is growing—from the basement up. Trucks have been digging, workers building, and the foundational beams are rising. ...

Demolition has begun

Demolition has begun

June 6, 2014

At exactly 8:55 Friday morning, Shalhevet’s old campus started to come down, beginning with the Mansard-style roof over the  entranceway to the old foyer. I...

Cleanup will keep toxic dust where it belongs

Cleanup will keep toxic dust where it belongs

May 28, 2014

What is behind that green fence? And why do there seem to be aliens in white space suits walking around on the roof of the old building? And why...

Back to the future: Shalhevet will relocate to JCC during construction on new building

Back to the future: Shalhevet will relocate to JCC during construction on new building

May 21, 2014

UPDATED MAY 21 -- Going backwards to go forward, Shalhevet plans to relocate to the Westside Jewish Community Center for the 2014-2015 school year while...

Shalhevet moving to JCC during construction, officials say

Shalhevet moving to JCC during construction, officials say

April 30, 2014

Shalhevet plans to relocate to the Westside Jewish Community Center for the 2014-2015 school year while its new building is under construction, school...

Shalhevet closes building sale–finally

Shalhevet closes building sale–finally

April 18, 2014

Ten months after construction was supposed to start and ending a series of delays caused by permit challenges from neighbors, Shalhevet board members signed papers April 17 that finalized the $14 million partial ...

Construction of new building now delayed until March

February 17, 2014

By Alexa Fishman, Community Editor Escrow closing on Shalhevet’s property sale has been postponed once again and now is slated for March 18, officials said, meaning another delay in the start of construction on the school’s new building. Ms. Renee Weitzer, chief of land use planning for City Councilman Tom LaBonge, said the project is in a final appeal period, but that...

Shalhevet wins construction appeal; demolition to begin within 60 days

Shalhevet wins construction appeal; demolition to begin within 60 days

December 13, 2013

The final appeal holding up construction for Shalhevet’s new building was overruled at City Hall downtown last Tuesday night, paving the way for demolition...