Utica Community Schools
Beacon Tree Elementary School
Comfortable, homelike and welcoming describes this new 100,000 SF elementary school for young students. A two-wing design reduces the overall size to house 750 K-6 students. Student artwork display cases warmly greet visitors and promote student ownership. The media center features a quiet reading area beneath a skylit tower and a curved, vaulted wood ceiling. All classrooms face generous collaborative spaces that support small groups that are separate from, but adjacent to, the classroom environment. For the youngest learners, kindergarten classrooms have their own convenient entry and adjacent fenced play areas. Separate bus and auto drop off loops ensure safety at arrival and departure times.