A welcoming lobby embraces students, staff members and visitors into a community school that takes a nurturing, holistic approach toward the academic, social and emotional success of students. Adjacent to the lobby, an enhanced Family-Community Resource Center offers services to families such as a food and clothing pantry; life-skills and parenting classes; and counseling in an attractive, welcoming setting.
In the school wings, dedicated classrooms are grouped according to age, with elementary students in one area and middle and high school students in another. Nearby each classroom are informal small group areas and spaces for one-on-one instruction. Each wing is inwardly focused around a courtyard, giving children opportunities to observe and experience nature. Each courtyard provides a variety of age-appropriate sensory elements in a safe setting.
Shared areas include a café, media center, specialized makerspace classrooms and a gym. The gym provides space for regular physical fitness activities such as basketball, as well as an adjacent space for sensory activities. The gym opens toward the rear of the site, providing access to the outdoors, including a play field.
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