Two Sandy Springs day schools are breaking ground on their latest campus improvements before the end of February.

This site plan shows the proposed additions (dark gray) to Atlanta Jewish Academy’s Northland campus.

This site plan shows the proposed additions (dark gray) to Atlanta Jewish Academy’s Northland campus.

The Davis Academy is bringing out the shovels at 8:15 Friday morning, Feb. 19, during an all-school Kabbalat Shabbat celebration at the Lower School at 8105 Roberts Drive for the ceremonial start of its $7.5 million upgrade.

The Davis construction includes a dining hall and kosher kitchen, a community gathering space, and adaptable learning spaces, but the centerpiece of the project is a 600-seat performing arts center behind the media center.

Nine days later and about seven miles south, Atlanta Jewish Academy will hold its construction celebration from 10 a.m. to noon. AJA’s $10 million project will enable the Upper School, formerly Yeshiva Atlanta, to move from Doraville to the Lower School campus at 5200 Northland Drive. When the work is done, preschoolers to high school seniors will study on what used to be the home of Greenfield Hebrew Academy.

To join the Davis ceremony, email Elisa Prager at eprager@davisacademy.org. You can be part of the AJA event by RSVPing here. Both gatherings are free.