Uwchlan Hills Elementary School
Downingtown Area School District
This new elementary school was designed as part of KCBA’s long-term association with the Downingtown Area School District which to date has yielded two other new elementary schools, three school renovation/addition projects, and the establishment of the innovative STEM Academy high school.
The new Uwchlan Hills Elementary School was built on the tight, constricted campus that housed the original school facility so the configuration of the new building and sequence of construction was carefully planned. The new school for 600 students in grades K-5 houses a full complement of educational and community functions including an innovation lab, STEM classroom, learning commons with a dedicated early childhood literacy area, and cafeteria with stage. The community wing is segregated from the main academic component to provide direct, secure access for after-hours use. Situated within a dense residential neighborhood, the new building features a warm, welcoming aesthetic and unimposing scale.