We are pleased to announce that the district’s newest elementary school, most recently referred to as Elementary 18, was officially named at the July 18 school board meeting. Wilburton Elementary, named after the Bellevue community it resides in, is currently under construction and will open fall 2018.
Enatai Elementary School
Odle Middle School
The Odle Middle School replacement project consists of the complete demolition of the current school and replacement with a new 2 story school of ~143,000 SF. The current planning includes a hybrid geothermal heating and cooling system with high-efficient condensing gas boilers. 200kW of Photovoltaic will adorn the roof and canopy structures to provide an offset to the electrical consumption. Solar thermal panels will provide domestic hot water production and replenish the geothermal well-field heating capacity.
Sammamish High School
Phase 1 completed July 2015
Sammamish High School opened in 1959 and has undergone a number of additions and renovations over the life of the current building including the most recent addition of the 450 seat Performing Arts Center in 2005. The new school is designed around the Performing Arts Center and the teaching spaces will vary in size and function to accommodate the STEM program. The new instructional and support services spaces will be spread over three story structure and will also incorporate a new gymnasium and locker rooms.
Tillicum Middle School
Construction to begin July 2016 – Completion July 2018
Tillicum Middle School replacement project consists of the complete demolition of the current school and replace with a new, multi-story school of ~173,000 SF. The new school will include a hybrid geo-thermal heating and cooling system with a high efficient condensing gas boiler. 200kW of photovoltaic panels will be placed on the roof of the building to provide an offset to the electrical consumption. Solar thermal panels will provide domestic hot water production and will replenish the geo-thermal well field heating capacity in colder months. The school will accommodate up to 1400 students at its maximum capacity. Play fields will be synthetic turf with an all-weather rubberized running track.
Bennett Elementary School
Construction to begin July 2016 – Completion August 2017
Bennett Elementary School replacement project consists of replacing the current ~45,000 SF building with a new ~90,000 SF multi-story building. The new building will include a geo-thermal heating and cooling system with 100kW photovoltaic panels on the roof top. The school will include a multi-purpose room with a separate cafeteria and gymnasium space that can be opened for a larger gym and meeting space for special school event. The playfield will be all-weather synthetic turf.
Elementary School #18
Construction to begin in 2017 – Completion 2018
Elementary School #18 (to be officially named during the construction process) is a new school on a District-owned 9.5 acre property in the Wilburton community to serve the increasing student enrollment in the District. This ~83,800 two-story school will include a geo-thermal heating and cooling system with a 100kW photovoltaic array on the roof top to offset power consumption. This site will include a synthetic surface playing field.
Stevenson Elementary School
Construction to begin in July 2017 – Completion August 2018
Stevenson Elementary School has started pre-design with the selection of Sierra Martin Architects. This Project will include the demolition of the existing school and replacing it with a new, two-story school of ~90,000 SF.
Highland Middle School
Construction to begin in July 2018 – Completion 2020
Highland Middle School has started pre-design with the educational specifications process. McGranahan Architects have been hired as project architects.
|School||Start Date||Completion Date||Final Project Budget|
|Puesta del Sol||2019 (est.)||2020 (est.)|
|Highland||2018 (est.)||2020 (est.)|
|Clyde Hill||2018 (est.)||2019 (est.)|
|Stevenson||2017 (est.)||2018 (est.)|
|Elementary 18||2017 (est.)||2018 (est.)|
|Bennett||2016 (est.)||2017 (est.)|
|Tillicum||2016 (est)||2018 (est.)|
The staff and families at Stevenson Elementary are wrapping up their last year in the original Stevenson building and are preparing to move to Bellewood next year while their home school is torn down and rebuilt.
Highland Middle School is in the planning and design phase for its new building with the project scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018.
Since 2002 the district has completed rebuilding 18 schools, with Enatai Elementary and Odle Middle School most recently unveiled in the fall of 2016.
This summer will mark the homestretch of the Bennett Elementary rebuild project.
The district was recognized by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) with grants for the new Odle Middle School and Enatai Elementary buildings meeting high energy efficiency markers. Read More
Construction updates for Bennett Elementary School, Tillicum Middle School, Interlake Transition Center and Sammamish High School.Read More
The end of the school year is anything but typical at Bennett this year – at the farewell celebration for the 46-year-old building, community members will gather to reminisce about the school’s history, celebrate the present with one more recess and a kids vs. adults kickball game, and look to the future and the new school building that will be built over the upcoming year.
Crews are working hard to finish our new schools.Read More