In response to the city’s effort to consolidate resources and move children out of aging, inadequate school buildings, HMFH designed an elementary school complex to educate all of Newport’s PK-4 students.
Designed to take advantage of maximum daylight, the school also incorporates light shelves, sloped ceilings, and daylight dimming and low-wattage light fixtures that significantly lower the building’s energy consumption.
- Students 865
- Grades PK-4
- Size 105,565 ft2
The two-story structure is divided into a PK-1 lower school and a grade 2-4 upper school. Supported by a shared central core of administration, cafetorium, gym and media center, each wing has its own dedicated specialty and support spaces, including art and music, as well as a cozy, shared activity center in the kindergarten corridor that teachers can use for stories, performances, hosting special visitors and other activities.