GREAT WORK MONTESSORI PK-5 SCHOOL

GREAT WORK MONTESSORI

Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Exterior 1

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.

Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Cafeteria 1
Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Great Room

Project Details

sector

PK-12

Location

Lakewood, Colorado

Services

Planning, Design and Documentation, Construction Administration

Completion Date

5/1/2018

Size

39,156 SF

Awards

Peak Design Award, Association for Learning Environments, Rocky Mountain Chapter (2019)

Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Aerial 1
Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Exterior 2
Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Library
Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Cafeteria Chimney
Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Aerial 2
Great Work Montessori PK-5 School Kindergarten Classroom

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