New P-8 School
Boulder Valley School District envisioned Meadowlark School as a new model of 21st century learning for students in Pre-K through 8th Grade. By providing a flexible environment for teachers and students, all learning styles can be accommodated. The educational programming was done concurrently with the building concept and schematic design.
The building features Learning Communities with flexible spaces including classroom areas, small group break-out spaces, and individual learning nooks. Each Learning Community offers integrative common spaces to encourage both interaction with multiple classrooms and varied learning environments for students.
All of the Learning Communities surround a central, two-story “Heart of the School” with expansive views of the mountains. The heart functions as a multi-use space programmed as a café, break-out area, and presentation space. A small platform named the “Treehouse” overlooks the heart, providing yet another break-out area and stage for informal presentations.
Designed in collaboration with Fielding Nair International.