The District’s educational vision for this K-5 campus is to create flexible learning environments that promote communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. The design is also built on strategies to support a diverse community of students including preschool, transitional kindergarten, and a broad spectrum of students with special needs from pre-k through 5th grade. Additionally the school is linked to the School of Education at CSU San Marcos and supports the professional development needs of teachers in training.
These concepts are reflected in the campus design through the creation of creative, collaborative spaces, specialized facilities integrated within the learning environment, and dynamic STEAM programs that engage students in purposeful learning matched to their learning styles. The campus design provides highly flexible and adaptable learning spaces that allow a natural flow of activities and interaction.
Building on the design theme that respects the surrounding residential neighborhood, the building forms include simple massing and fenestration, shed roofs and strong references to residential scale elements. Terracing the site along its natural topography and relocating the campus to higher ground will improve drainage, maintenance, and supervision while allowing a natural and accessible transition across the site. Grade level Learning Villages are designed to support flexible uses throughout each day with open collaborative learning activities designed as connective areas between instructional spaces. Buildings provide a safe student environment with outdoor learning activities, student garden lab, courtyard for both active and passive activities adjacent to areas for play and fitness with a secure perimeter and single point of entry controlled by administration.