Mill Valley Elementary School

Bray’s strategic integration of the existing school with a contemporary addition yields a bright and modern learning environment.

Need: Update the district’s aging elementary school buildings

Solution: Close two of the oldest elementary schools in the district and expand Mill Valley to accommodate more students and staff

Result: A larger and rejuvenated school with a one-story addition that wraps the school, giving it a like-new appearance

The library features large, floor-to-ceiling windows and color acoustic tiles on the ceiling and walls.

Fact Sheet

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Muskego, WI


44,500 sq ft (addition); 27,300 sq ft (renovation)

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An exterior photo of the school's main entrance


Design Features & Amenities

The renovations and addition at Mill Valley include:

  • A new library, gymnasium, and administrative offices
  • A new entry to refresh the school’s curb appeal
  • The addition of kindergarten, art, and music classrooms
  • New special education classrooms
  • Shared resource spaces for collaboration and small group instruction
  • A dedicated cafeteria with a new kitchen
Large windows allow daylight into the corridors of the school

Master Planning

Creating a Plan

The Muskego-Norway School District partnered with Bray to create a master plan that led the district to close two aging schools and expand and renovate Mill Valley Elementary. The plan also laid the groundwork for the new Muskego Lakes Middle School – a forward-thinking facility that embraces the district’s goal of project-based learning.

Students eat at tables in the former gymnasium, now a dedicated cafeteria

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