The community of Rancho Mirage looks forward to the addition of a K-8 campus to complete the education opportunities that were started with the building of Rancho Mirage High School. The new K-8 school is designed with a focus on collaborative educational experiences and a curriculum designed to matriculate into the existing programs at RMHS.
The traditional building elements that are prevalent in desert architecture are reinterpreted into a modern design solution that carries on the rich tradition of Modern design in the Coachella Valley. Careful attention has been paid to building orientation, solar and wind exposure to create an environment that is suitable to the local climate while fully supporting the educational goals of the district for a truly unique student experience.
The design solution creates a compact, organized campus that includes a Multi-Purpose, Performance space, a gym, core classroom, STEAM lab spaces, a reinterpreted Library, and a kindergarten complex with shaded playground. Throughout the campus, all spaces are considered for their educational opportunities. Numerous spatial opportunities exist for students to engage creatively outside the classroom for an extended education experience that exceeds class time.