Location: Stratford, Connecticut
Area: 236,000 Square Feet
Completed: In Progress
Stratford High School is a two-story facility originally constructed in the 1930’s. The existing facility is approximately 170,000 SF located on a tight urban site. The design for this $126M phased high school project is comprised of demolishing the majority of the existing building and replacing it with a new 236,000 SF facility. Remaining sections of the existing building will be renovated.
The addition consists of a new second wing of the school that will connect to the main building. Departments will have their classrooms arranged in cohesive groups and/or clusters to encourage teacher collaboration and resource sharing. Clusters will include English with Social Studies classrooms, I.T. with Math and Science classrooms, Health with Physical Education areas, and individual “Career Pathways” in close proximity to core course classrooms.
The Career and Technology Pathway Program (CTPP) classrooms will include clusters with computers and classroom lecture spaces adaptable to the needs of the instructor in the prescribed courses. This cluster includes the following pathway programs: Business and Finance, Culinary Arts, Health and Medical, Human Development, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Spaces within the school will be flexible to meet current and future high school programs. All classrooms, labs, the media center, special education, art, music, and faculty workrooms and administrative offices will be outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. Meeting spaces, lecture halls, athletic facilities, food service areas, the auditorium, band room, and media center, will also be accessible to the community during non-school hours.