Mechanicsburg Area School District
The Mechanicsburg Kindergarten Academy will welcome all 500 Kindergarten students for the school district as well the District Offices. Based upon information from district administration, educational staff, the modernized facility will accommodate the current educational program and incorporate flexibility for the building to evolve educationally over the next 20 years.
In an effort to create smaller groups of students, classrooms are organized into educational “houses”, creating two groups of 9 classrooms, each with an open collaborative learning environment and small group instruction spaces. Each group includes restroom facilities directly adjacent to the classrooms to facilitate quick movement between the education and support activities, increasing educational instruction time.
Public Spaces being renovated include the existing lobby, which will be enlarged and opened up into the new additions, and converting the existing multi-purpose space into a media center. A new, larger multi-purpose space is being constructed to address the needs of physical education, the cafeteria and large group instruction.