New Welcome & Discovery Center


New Welcome & Discovery Center

The third and final project in our campaign, a new 8,000-square-foot Welcome & Discovery Center, will be a home for discovery for everyone in our community — a place for deeper engagement for students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni alike, and a place for prospective families and guests to connect with and learn more about us. 

The centerpiece of this facility will be a new multipurpose 250-seat version of Discovery Hall, with a dedicated lobby and pre-function area that will give us the ability to host all kinds of events, meetings, and gatherings that aren't possible today. The flexible space will also enable us to bring our community together to celebrate and congregate throughout the year in meaningful and collaborative ways. New administrative offices and conference rooms will also be located in this building, so that our professional staff can serve parents and students at the highest level.

As one of the first buildings you see when you wind your way up our driveway, the Welcome & Discovery Center will be a place to project who we are upon arrival, and leave a lasting impression. Ultimately, this will be our center for community building and life at Overlake — a thriving space where we come together and make our most important activities and memories possible.

A place to discover Overlake

The new Welcome & Discovery Center will be our new home for:

  • Community building
  • Gatherings for the entire Middle School
  • Student dances and memorable events
  • College Counseling programs
  • Senior Project presentations
  • PFSA and parent meetings
  • Parent coffees and socials
  • Events, gatherings, and meetings
  • Guest speakers and presentations
  • Admission programs
  • Alumni reunions and programs
  • Student drop-offs and pick-ups
  • And more!

Our new Welcome & Discovery Center will transform the campus with its warm, inviting design and space for gatherings that deepen and strengthen our very special community. As another flexible, forward-looking facility, our Welcome & Discovery Center will be so much more than a front office, it will be the front porch and community center for discovering and experiencing our incredible school.

Matt Horvat, Head of School

The new Welcome and Discovery Center will include a more modern lobby, a new Discovery Hall with flat-floor seating, conference and work rooms and administrative offices.