The Language Garden Tile Mural

The Language Garden Tile Mural will display hundreds of handmade clay tiles in a mosaic of languages, colors, textures, and shapes.  Forms of nature will interplay with the home-languages of our student population in a fantastic garden mural covering the northwest exterior corner wall overlooking the playground.

This past spring, nearly every student at Grout Elementary made a tile, and this summer kids at SUN Community School and Kateri Park made more. This fall, Grout students glazed tiles, and added words to tiles from the more than 20 home-languages of our students. And now, volunteers are installing the mural, beginning with a sun mosaic pieced from yellow, orange, and red tiles of all different shapes. Look carefully, and you will see the word “sun” written in 20-plus home languages, which make up our school’s current community!