GREAT WORK MONTESSORI PK-5 SCHOOL
GREAT WORK MONTESSORI
The first of two planned phases for a full PK-12 campus, this elementary charter school provides a high-quality Montessori learning environment for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
Serving a lower-income neighborhood in Lakewood, Great Work Montessori is a charter public school free to elementary grade students, while offering the families of younger learners a sliding scale tuition model for children ages one to five. Set on a sloping site, the campus features multiple levels, including a more sheltered lower level dedicated to younger students. Classroom sizes are far above national standards, allowing for ample space to host the small learning groups that are a hallmark of Montessori education. The campus also offers extensive outdoor learning environments, with classrooms featuring extensive daylighting as well as overhead garage doors to foster an indoor-outdoor connection. The design of the school follows this emphasis on connecting to nature, with a farmhouse-style exterior that incorporates a red roof and exposed wooden beams. The school anticipates a second phase of development starting in 2021, which will include the middle and high schools, fitness center, and theater.
Planning, Design and Documentation, Construction Administration
Peak Design Award, Association for Learning Environments, Rocky Mountain Chapter (2019)