The new Rosemont Elementary School is an 80,000 square foot facility, serving grades Pre-K through 5th with a design capacity of 650-750 students. It is located on the corner of 6th Avenue and W. Seminary Drive next door to Rosemont Middle School. A bus loop and visitor parking are located at the front of the building; parent drop-off and faculty parking are between the two schools.
Academic spaces support grade level instruction, science, art, music, computer instruction and special education programs. The activity room serves for physical education and with the stage also serves as an assembly space. High windows across the ends of the gymnasium and the cafeteria flood those spaces with natural light. High storefront windows light the stairwells at each end of the building, and classrooms have natural lighting from colored and clear glass.
Environmentally, the reflective and insulated roof, the geothermal mechanical system, the insulated glass and shading devices, and energy-efficient appliances contribute to energy savings.
The school’s unique design uses a colorful glass façade to provide a playful view from the corner intersection. Windows in the library provide views of the outdoor plaza and the adjacent playgrounds. The building is filled with playful colors and natural lighting, creating a stimulating, exciting place for children to learn.