Spring Grove Area High School
Spring Grove, PA
When the students of Spring Grove outgrew their high school, they district saw the need for a 1,400 student high school as an opportunity to start from scratch. The new 330,000 SF school was located in a campus setting behind the new K-4 school, in a beautiful wooded area of the 200 acre site.
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates worked closely with the school to develop a design scheme of smaller learning communities based on academic pathways. The result is a blend of academic and extra-curricular facilities, as the new space will include state-of-the-art technology and systems integration including a security system, broadcasting provisions and a wireless internet system, a 1,400 seat auditorium, three gymnasiums, an elevated indoor track, an indoor swimming pool, a practice softball field and a competitive soccer field.
The High School boasts an outdoor amphitheater/courtyard centered within the building footprint. Similar to the new K-4 school, the new brick-and-glass building of the High School fits in aesthetically with the existing buildings yet features its own unique design elements, reinforcing the campus community feel.
Spring Grove Area High School has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Rating, which signifies the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.