Town of Newtown

Sandy Hook School

Project at a Glance

Newtown, CT


Svigals + Partners

Project Overview

  • Fast-track demolition of the existing school
  • High-security construction site
  • School is serving as a national model for the “School of the Future”

After an extensive evaluation, the Town of Newtown, CT decided to rebuild the Sandy Hook School on its existing property. Originally built in the 1960s, the new elementary school became a national model for the “School of the Future” incorporating the most current and advanced thinking toward educational approaches, security and design.

This fast-track project consisted of the demolition of the existing 70,000 sq. ft. building and the construction of a new school on the same property. The pre-K through 4th grade school was constructed with state-of-the-art features including a new classrooms, gymnasium, library, bathrooms and administrative offices. In addition, major site improvements included re-configured building orientation; new circulation, bus and parent drop-off areas; new parking lots; and a large playground and field area.