Manheim Township Middle School
The facility is being designed with a “Main Commons” Lobby which separates the large public spaces from the academic spaces. Two Academic Wings, which connect to the Main Commons, will each house 7th and 8th grades. Each Academic Wing has four Team Clusters, two on each floor, to accommodate the team teaching organization. By reducing the 1200 total capacity to smaller units it will promote student communities and opportunities for collaboration. The Team Clusters consists of four classrooms, a science classroom and a breakout/commons space used to organize a variety of group sizes. Support spaces for general classrooms are centrally located within the academic wings.
While the new Middle School is being constructed the existing Middle School will remain in operation until June 2020. At that time the existing Middle School will be vacated and demolished to finalize the site work. Students will relocate to the new Middle School starting in August of 2020.