Ridgemont K-12 School
Client: Ridgemont Local Schools
Location: Mount Victory, Ohio
  • New 88,000sf K-12 school for 525 students.
  • Dedicated classroom and lab space support the school's agricultural education program.
  • Real-life projects serve as the basis for learning with agriculture and environment as the focus for curriculum integration.
  • Classrooms are grouped around extended learning areas large enough to hold two to three classes.
Interesting Fact: During programming, SHP helped the district reimagine their educational delivery model and ultimately chose to focus on a service-based learning model.
Architecture|Engineering|Interior Design

Ridgemont Local Schools, located in Mount Victory, Ohio, used its OFCC funding to deliver a modern, 21st Century, Service-Learning environment to support the individualized educational needs at various grade levels. The district, and in turn, the new K-12 school, supports a community-based and project-driven curriculum with an agricultural focus.

"SHP’s partnership ranged from providing expertise in areas of bond issue passage, community engagement, collaboration among district personnel, educational design concepts, and of course technical capability in all aspects of architecture and engineering.”
– Emmy Davis, Former Superintendent, Ridgemont Local Schools
"Student centered design for Ridgemont was a collaborative effort between SHP and the district around the conceptual question, "How do we make school irresistible for students?" The process maximized daylighting, views, student autonomy and connectivity to adjacent grade levels, paired classrooms, small spaces, large group spaces and exterior education to support differentiated learning."
– Todd Thackery, Vice President of Architecture, SHP