The Community School, Inc

The Community School

Teaneck, NJ

Project Details

Master Plan and Renovation

When the Community School—a private school dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities and attention deficits—sought to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its K-8 school, it teamed up with KSS to decide if an addition was the best way to go. After completing a campus master plan, KSS recommended that reconfiguring within the school’s existing footprint would actually be more effective and economical than construction of a new addition. The new internal reconfiguration brings classrooms up from the basement, providing daylight in the learning environment, and creates a series of smaller, more regularly sized classrooms to better accommodate the class size central to the school’s mission. By “thinking like an owner,” KSS developed a solution that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of Community Schools’ space, while saving valuable resources.

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