Heartland Middle School
In Association with Frankfurt, Short, Bruza
EDMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- Edmond, Oklahoma
- New Construction
- 150,000 sq. ft.
- $27 million
Learning happens outside traditional academic neighborhoods. An outdoor classroom and an exterior courtyard encourage students to take learning outside.
Designing for middle school students presents unique challenges because these young adults are five years removed from teddy bears but five years away from driving. They’re in the process of significant developmental changes, so flexible spaces that encourage adaptable teaching methods for every type of learner are critical.
Looking for opportunities to take students outside of the traditional classroom was a priority for Edmond Public Schools’ newest middle school.
Academic areas are specific to every type of learner and include:
- performance based
- project based
- elevated and casual/social learning