HMFH Architects

Penn High School

  • Students 2,400
  • Grades 9-12
  • Size 460,000 ft2

Called a “high school for the 21st Century,” Penn was among the first public high schools in the country to have a fully integrated voice/video/data infrastructure. Advanced for its time, this system allowed teachers and students to explore various types of media within the classroom.

More visible improvements include a 16,000 sf Library/ IMC at the heart of the school. A new fine and performing arts wing includes a flexible black box space, 900-seat theater, rehearsal and performance rooms, scenery shop, dance studios, and fine arts studios.

The 94,420 sf athletic complex includes a main gym with balcony and press box; swimming pool with entry pool; auxiliary gym; handball courts; wrestling, weight, and training rooms; and locker and support areas.

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