Location: Stratford, Connecticut
Area: 236,000 Square Feet
Scheduled Completion: 2019
Stratford High School is a two-story facility originally constructed in the 1930’s. The existing facility is approximately 170,000SF located on a nine acre site. The conceptual design comprises of demolishing the majority of the existing building for a new 236,000SF facility. The remaining sections of the existing building will be renovated.
The plan 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, IT 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 Programs (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, media center, special education, art, music, and faculty workrooms and administrative offices will be outfitted with the appropriate technology. Meeting spaces, lecture hall, athletic facilities, food service areas, auditorium, band room, and the media center, will also be accessible to the community during non-school hours.