Westwood Elementary School has been an integral part of the surrounding neighborhood since 1950. Understanding its importance to the community, Stillwater Public Schools chose to build a new, 600-student replacement school at the same site.
This project had 3 priorities:
(1) Reflect the scale and residential language of the adjacent neighborhood;
(2) Engage the community in the design process;
(3) Create intentional spaces where students and teachers can thrive and grow together.
These priorities guided a design that reflects the neighborhood itself and is truly a school designed by the community, for the community. The new Westwood Elementary is a high-performing, healthy, and safe environment for the neighborhood and the children who live there.