Council Rock Primary School, the District’s only K-2 school, needed an extensive renovation and addition to accommodate full-day kindergarten. The design team not only added 14 new learning areas necessary to implement the full-day kindergarten program but transformed the 1950’s C-building into a 21st-century learning facility, with additional capacity for grades 1 and 2.
The new secure entrance leads to a bright lobby corridor that links the new cafetorium and kitchen addition, library, and classroom corridors. Shared teacher workrooms are located between twelve of the new classrooms. Movable glass walls dividing classrooms and workrooms provide the staff with flexible teaching configurations. The existing auditorium was repurposed as a multi-function space, including a library, makerspace, and support service offices. The flexible cafetorium includes space for after school programs. The mechanical system was replaced with a new heating and cooling system that that maintains the entire building. The reconfigured bus loop accommodates all buses on site and expands faculty and visitor parking.
The new courtyard includes an outdoor classroom environment for teachers to utilize in their curriculum. There are a variety of learning and interactive spaces, including an amphitheater gathering circle in the main lawn area, an interactive formed creek bed to collect rainwater, and a monarch butterfly garden, all offering a gateway to nature and outdoor learning.