Manheim Township Middle School
Manheim Township School District
The new replacement school will provide innovative learning environments and flexibility for future programs. The design of the school provides for multiple academic wings, to house 1,200 students, which are connected by a Main Commons/Cafeteria. This Main Commons serves as a separation between the social and gathering spaces and the academic spaces. A separation is beneficial for safety and security, community use, noise control and wayfinding. The two academic wings hold 7th and 8th grades and have eight Team Clusters. Each Team Cluster includes classrooms, science labs and breakout spaces for collaboration. The school design also includes a 600 capacity black box theatre and a 600 capacity gymnasium, each able to hold one grade level.
The new school will be constructed on the site of the existing middle school which will be demolished after construction is completed. Construction on the new middle school will begin in April 2019. Manheim Township School District has been a client since 2006.