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The design language of the exterior complements all of the district’s buildings by incorporating elements of the traditional architecture style in the city. Enclosed outdoor learning areas provide safe and secure spaces for students to explore the great outdoors.
Grades are physically separated into pods in different areas of the school while classrooms are grouped together based on class subject.
Operable walls allow for combined-class lessons and large ELAs provide necessary space for group project work while retaining teacher supervision.
A bright color palette and the theme of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids coordinate with a theme of growth featuring tree-like functional elements throughout the building. Open media center with tiered reading area that allows for class story-time sessions.
Moveable marker boards provide hidden storage for children's personal items throughout the day.
Moveable marker boards provide hidden storage for children's personal items throughout the day.
Hidden elements of nature encourage wonder and curiosity

Chillicothe Primary School

Chillicothe, OH

Project Description

SHP recently opened the new Chillicothe Primary School for 600 students in grades K-2. The school was designed around the district’s philosophy of “The Leader in Me” which cultivates the leader within every child by teaching personal responsibility. The brightly colored interior offers reminders of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids while tree-like elements throughout the building support the theme of growth.

Year Completed

2018

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