Chillicothe Primary School
Client: Chillicothe City Schools
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
  • New 79,000sf elementary school.
  • Operable walls allow for combined-class lessons and large ELAs provide necessary space for group project work while retaining teacher supervision.
  • Grades are separated into pods in different areas of the school while classrooms are grouped together based on class subject.
  • Enclosed outdoor learning areas provide safe and secure spaces for students to explore the great outdoors.
Interesting Fact: 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.

This PK-2 learning facility fosters student engagement through unique environments such as an open media center with a tiered reading area, an enclosed outdoor learning area, operable walls that allow for combined-class lessons, and large ELAs for group project work while maintaining teacher supervision.

"What really stands out for me about SHP is their honesty. Successful building programs require a deep level of trust between an owner and the architect, and trust can only grow from the foundation of honesty.”
– Michael Mendenhall, Former Director of Construction and Facilities, Chillicothe City Schools
"The design includes several unique features that emphasize flexibility, comfort and most importantly, safety."
– Jenny Gallow, Vice President of Interior Designer, SHP