May
2011

CPS Silverton Breaks Ground

Cincinnati Public Schools broke ground on the new Silverton School on Friday, May 20th. This new city of Silverton landmark is marking the architectural style of the community. Thoughtfully bridging residential scale homes and commercial streetscape architecture.  The Pre-K through Eighth Grade school will house 400 students and be situated immediately adjacent to a public park and recreation fields. The building program holistically supports the emerging Museum School Pedagogy.

Working with members of the surrounding community, the school is being designed as a true community learning center with inside spaces being open for extended hours. Student Dining will be opened for breakfast service prior to the start of school. Areas located off the main entrance will be accessible after hours: art, music, media center, computer lab, parent and volunteer rooms, gymnasium, cafeteria and stage. Site development and land use are thoughtfully considered for two adjacent residential neighborhoods and the users of the public park.

Targeting LEED Gold, Silverton Paideia is designed to reuse rainwater to save over 50% of annual water usage and reduce energy usage by 25%.