Recently expanded Lower School and Dining Hall Addition
Hampton Roads Academy’s new Lower School wing features 12 large, bright classrooms with enhanced 21st-century learning opportunities. Not only were these new classrooms built for learning and innovation but they also open new spots in HRA’s Lower School and eliminate the need for wait pools in many Lower School grades. HRA also opened a new state-of-the-art, 400-seat dining hall with a full-service professional kitchen that provides every student with a daily selection of healthy meals in a space where all Navigators can come together daily as a community. A unique feature that connects the dining hall and Lower School wing is a 1,000-square-foot hydroponics laboratory. The laboratory will include vertical growing towers of leafy salad vegetables for HRA’s dining hall with the potential to grow other fruits and vegetables.