COSTA MESA — In a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning, kindergartners sprinkled both water and wishes on the vacant lot that will soon house the Waldorf School of Orange County's new $2-million building.
The private school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on Canyon Drive invited all 326 of its students to join faculty, parents and the community to see where it planned to erect what was said to be Costa Mesa's first building made from recycled shipping containers.
"It has always been a dream of this community to erect a building that will reflect the character of this community," said high school science teacher Ingrid Feck.
The building will house high school classes, an art studio, a life-science lab, auditorium, administrative offices, student lounge and a virtual library with a foreign-language lab.
Waldorf expanded four years ago to include a high school. The school's first senior class will graduate this spring.