Hildreth Elementary School is a new PK-5 elementary school for the Town of Harvard in collaboration with the MSBA. The project site, adjacent to the former school, presented an opportunity to create a school for 21st century learning that meets the educational vision of this high-performing school district while also respecting the character and values of the Town. Arrowstreet completed the feasibility study evaluating the condition of the existing school as well as options for addition/renovation and new construction for the Town, followed by a comprehensive design process and construction of the new school.

The new school feature 26 core classrooms for Grades PK-5 including classrooms for specialists, gymnasium, cafeteria, and media center. The site includes two playground areas, playing fields, bus drop-off lane, clear pick-up/drop-off zone, 96 parking spaces, and houses the District Administrative Offices for Harvard Public Schools. The school incorporates flexible learning spaces that accommodate large group, small group and individual learning experiences, as well as a STEM lab.

Project Details

LOCATION

Harvard, MA

CLIENT/OWNER

HARVARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SQUARE FOOTAGE

85,200 SF

OCCUPANCY

445 STUDENTS

Awards

Learning By Design

Citation of Excellence Award, 2022

IIDA NE

Education – Large (Over 50,000 SF), 2022

American School & university 

Outstanding Design, Educational Interiors Showcase, 2022

Rethinking the Future

GADA First Award | Signages Design (Built), 2022

SEGD Global Design Awards

Merit Award for Placemaking and Identity, 2022

Quote

Arrowstreet understands education and their work with the town of Harvard proved this. They understand sustainability while creating spaces that use natural light and create excitement for the students and educators.”

– Linda Dwight, Superintendent, Harvard Public Schools

Photos by Horne Visuals

Architectural Plans / Process