Seward Montessori School
A 51,000 sf school built to increase learning capacity
The Seward Montessori School Addition and Remodel was a three-phase 51,000 sf addition for new classrooms, kitchen, cafeteria, media center, administrative and health area, security, and support spaces. Seward Montessori School was originally built for fewer than 700 students, but found itself bursting at the seams with 900 K-8 students, and was ranking close to the worst school in the district for its lack of space. The building improvements created classroom space to accommodate the student population, a more welcoming, workable, and safer main entrance and office area, and address multi-purpose issues such as lunchroom and storage space. Sustainable features included storm water retention in huge underground storage tanks.