Thaden is located on a 30-acre campus in downtown Bentonville’s emerging Arts and Market District, walking distance from the town square, Brightwater Culinary Institute, the Momentary, a new contemporary arts venue slated to open in early 2020, and a variety of other educational resources.
With the support of the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program, we have engaged a nationally renowned team of architects to design an enduring and innovative campus that will spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and invite reflection.
As students proceed through the course of the school day on our West Campus, they move through a variety of buildings, structures, and landscape features that create a robust campus experience. Many classrooms and work areas open into adjacent outdoor areas, and a variety of porches, pavilions, and breezeways further extend the open-air feeling of the School.
Sustainability is a tangible and important part of a Thaden education: we weave reclaimed materials and structures into the fabric of the School, beginning with the historic McPhetridge House, and design the campus in ways that will give students hands-on opportunities to minimize their environmental impact.