Sterling Grade School

in K-12 education

Sterling Grade School was part of a $20M bond effort that passed in 2008.  The bond also included major renovations and additions to the district's High School. The classrooms are set up in groups of four with one grade on one side of the hall and the next grade opposite.  The spaces just outside the classrooms are arranged to allow for small group activities.  Large activity spaces are provided in each wing for medium to large groups.  The whole school can assemble in the commons, which also has a stage.  The activity spaces and the commons take advantage of natural light from clerestory windows thereby reducing energy consumption.  The band and vocal music spaces double as storm safe rooms built to FEMA standards and will hold the entire school population.  Color was used throughout the building and incorporated as means of way finding.  The building is wired throughout for the latest technology and sound enhancement systems were installed in all the classrooms.  To create a link to the history of the school, the entrance to the commons was designed to incorporate the original stone entrance of the first grade school.  As a final personal touch, ceramic tiles designed by the grade school art class and students were integrated into the tile of the restrooms for permanent display.

Capacity:          300 Students  |  Grades K-8
Size:                  62,300 New sf
Completion:    2010