To improve the academic and social environment of the Joel Braverman High School, the Yeshivah of Flatbush embarked on a multi-phase master plan 50 years after the inauguration of the original building which includes a complete renovation and a much-needed addition. New elements include: flexibility, right-sized classrooms, assembly areas, group instruction spaces, and arts, music, and athletic spaces. During the planning phase, the school's long-term academic needs were prioritized.
The first phase included the renovation of the lobby and 5,700-square-foot auditorium. The second phase transformed the former pool into a below-grade, double-height auxiliary gym also used for assemblies. The third phase was a three-story addition including a skylit 2,350 square foot student commons, Beit Midrash, café, courtyard, and an expanded library. The final phase will revitalize the school's identity by replacing the existing envelope, providing physical upgrades, and addressing renovations of the existing classrooms, faculty offices, STEM and Art wing, and main gymnasium.