School and elected officials ceremoniously cut the ribbon for the re-built Colgate Elementary School on Tuesday morning, after years of budgeting and construction.

The new school sits on top of the same land which once housed the old school, which was one of the oldest schools in Baltimore County when it was demolished. It had been built in 1924.

Students started attending the new 530-seat, $46.2 million replacement school full-time this fall, following the pandemic.

The new three-story school totals 88,123 square feet, and includes maker and art learning spaces adjacent to an outdoor green roof/classroom, and has shared community spaces integrated into the gymnasium and cafeteria areas.

The new school also keeps stone pediments, a cornerstone, and signage from the original 1924 school in its build.

The ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday also featured live performances from students.