KCBA Staff Tour New Colonial Middle School
KCBA staff members from both offices met for lunch and to tour the currently under construction new Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting, PA on July 13th. Led by Project Manager Jim Keiffer, the
New Construction; Part of Initiative to Consolidate District Elementary Schools
This new 203,000 sq. ft. school for grades 3-6 was part of a consolidation of Avon Grove School District’s elementary facilities onto one central campus. The large-scale facility for 1,700 students features an innovative layout that is sensitive to the developmental needs of young learners. Instead of a series of traditional classroom blocks, the building is organized around four distinct two-story “school houses”, one for each grade. Each of these features their own classrooms, a large group room, and support spaces while a common core provides shared community and administration spaces. This approach allows the building to retain the intimate, small-scale character of four neighborhood schools yet provides the operational and staffing efficiencies of a single large building.