Welcome! Coming in 2018!
The metaphor of a meandering river runs through this new K-8 site; our design features building forms around the central, unifying courtyard. The concept is embodied in multiple learning spaces and STEAM centers, following a pathway of students developmental stages. Student growth and development mirrors the course of the meander – both evolving and changing over time. Rio SD’s STEAM campus will showcase the District’s commitment to hands-on learning, helping students discover and pursue their educational / professional vocations – passions that will connect them with a lifetime of learning. Outdoor environments will be designed to function as classrooms, drawing on the nearby river and storm water management structures as sources of study inspiration.
The nature of the project at final completion consists of a 78,000 square footage campus including K-8 Classrooms with Steam Centers, Library, Administration and Multi-purpose Facilities. It is to be constructed at N Ventura Road near Forest Park Blvd on a 10.2 acre site adjacent to Windrow Park. The estimated construction cost of $45 Million, funded from both local and state sources, and constructed in 2 Phases. Phase 1 will be approximately $32 Million, with Phase 2 costing $13 Million.