HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

New School Project

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School is located at 44 McKeen Street, Brunswick
Phone: 319-1960
 
The Stowe Community Group Meeting:  the next meeting is August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe School.

For more information, contact: Jean Skorapa, Principal (319-1900) or jskorapa@brunswick.k12.me.us

OPENING OF SCHOOL:  Click here for school supply list

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NEW SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE
TRANSITION UPDATE
ARCHITECTURAL INFORMATION (with pictures/panoramic view)
NEWSLETTER - January 2011
NEWSLETTER - February 2011
NEWSLETTER - March 2011
NEWSLETTER - May 2011
NEWSLETTER - June 2011
CLERK'S REPORT (September 2, 2010)

The new Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, designed by PDT Architects in Portland, will serve 600 students in 30 classrooms for grades 3-5 (the teacher/student ratio will be no greater than 20 to 1). The school will be broken into 3 "villages" to help reduce the scale of the building. Located on the former high school site in the middle of town, the school will provide community access while helping to limit sprawl. Much care has been taken to keep the existing tree canopy.

The school's location on the site maximizes student safety, with separate bus and car drop-off areas and a single main entry. In response to a local mandate to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint, PDT Architects has designed the new facility to be LEED certified and to participate in the Efficiency Maine High Performance School Grant Program. Granite steps, cast stone panels, and decorative light fixtures, among other components of the old high school, have been saved and reused.


For information or a copy of any of the following, contact Nan March
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS
report prepared by Planning Decisions, April 2007
PRESENTATION TO THE TOWN'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE (C.I.P.)
powerpoint presentation 2006
SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP FINDINGS FOR LARGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISITATIONS
school size and grade configuration 2006
EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS: Designing Maine's Schools for Tomorrow's Students
report from the State Department of Education, amended 2005
PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS: The Cost and Characteristics of Maine's Higher Performing Public Schools
report by Dr. David Silvernail, 2006
Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine
AN ANALYSIS OF CONSTRUCTION OF SMALL SCHOOLS VS. LARGER SCHOOLS:
A Brief Study of Square Footage Per Student and Operational Costs
presented to the State Board of Education, July 2005, by the Office of School Facilities Services