UNIVERSITY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - LEED CERTIFIED BARBARA C. JORDAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Barbara C. Jordan Elementary exhibits several distinctive design features, including the two-story library which serves as the heart of the school, and includes plenty of seating options for flexible learning. Classroom configurations for each grade level are outfitted with a central ‘gathering pod’ for group learning. Each pod is unified by a color that is carried throughout the spaces for its grade level.
Students’ exposure to natural light and the outdoors are paramount. The classrooms offer plenty of sunlight and planned views to the neighboring park. On the second floor, clerestory windows flood the hallway with light during the day. Ancillary spaces at Barbara Jordan include two science rooms, an art room, a music room and several rooms for gifted and special needs learning. The gymnasium has a large stage for plays and assemblies, and incorporates the bright color palette of the school in a fun floor design.