Marsh Pointe Elementary School
Elementary School 03-X is the latest version of our two-story elementary school prototype. Our design approach is based on the “schools within a school” house concept to be utilized through the division of the kindergarten, primary and intermediate classrooms into separate “learning villages.” Each grade level’s area of the building has been designed to meet the specific needs of their educational curriculum goals while providing a place of safety, identity and ownership. This compact school is composed of a single building organized around a central commons, which is provided as a gathering space for students and an easy central point of supervision of the student body. The main entry to the school is designed to provide a defined entry point and a clear sense of organization to the site, as well as to visually monitor both the parent and bus drop-off entries. This allows the school to be easily and securely operated with minimal staff. The plan layout provides maximum control with the minimum of supervisory personnel. All corridors and entries can be supervised from two points of control on the ground floor and a single point of control on the second floor.