Gaithersburg Elementary School #8 at Kelley Park
Montgomery County Public Schools: Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) had been experiencing overcrowding in their Gaithersburg Cluster of elementary schools (Gaithersburg, Rosemont, Strawberry Knoll, Summit Hall, Washington Grove). An MCPS study concluded a new elementary school at Kelley Park, along with additions to the already existing schools, would be required to address these overcrowding issues. JPA is providing MEP/FP for the design of this new, $37.4M, 95,000-SF school, located on the Kelley Park site, which encourages a flexible approach to accommodate educational programming and maximum connectivity to the surrounding environment. Since the school is to sit on 9-acres of the 28-acre Kelley Park, park enhancements (walking paths, tot lot, fields, playground) are also incorporated into the project.
Architect and Images Courtesy of: SEI Architects