This one-story PreK-2nd grade school features a gymnasium, commons area with clerestory windows to bring in natural light, and prominent Learning Commons with a reading nook. The largest shared learning space in the school is known as the “Town Square,” inspired by the historic East Troy Town Square. This area houses the cafeteria, access to the school’s specialized environments (art, music, gym, SmartLab), as well as an interactive tree to facilitate exploratory learning. The tree trunk has four different areas– interactive touch screen, Lego exploration, arts and crafts, and play area. The tree branches, leaves, and clouds were created to spark students’ imagination and creativity.
Little Prairie’s SmartLab is the first in the nation completely dedicated to primary-aged children. Students can explore STEAM through project-based learning and applied technology in the fully-integrated learning environment.
Awards: The Daily Reporter – Top Project, 2017
American Society of Interior Designers | Wisconsin Chapter – GOLD Design Award, 2017
American School & University Magazine | Architectural Portfolio – Citation Award, 2018