New Primary School, Danville Area School District
L.R. Kimball has completed multiple projects for the Danville Area School District, including a District Wide Study that resulted in the consolidation and closure of three aging elementary schools and the design of a new primary school.
Serving approximately 550 students in Pre-K Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade with an average class size of 20 students, the 110,000 SF, two story building is zoned to support specialized teaching requirements of primary school children. Two educational wings flank a central core filled with shade entitlements. Within the two educational wings, all Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms are located on the first floor and Grades 1 and 2 are located on the second floor of each wing. The building also offers a dedicated entrance and drop off area for Pre-K students.
The central concourse houses the gym, cafeteria, administrative areas, music and other common spaces. A central natural light-filled stair guides students and visitors to the second floor library space. The Art Room and Large Group Instruction are also located on the second story concourse. Computer rooms, Small Group Instruction break out spaces and Special Education instructional spaces are located on both floors of the facility.
To provide flexibility, the Multi-Purpose Room, with its full size 84’ x 50′ basketball court, features an operable wall and serves as the cafeteria space with a supporting, adjacent full-service kitchen. The other side of the Multi-Purpose Room contains a raised platform/stage which facilitates presentations during and after school hours.
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