Grant Elementary School Addition – Columbia Public Schools
Columbia Public Schools Grant Elementary School Addition and Renovation is a two-story addition on the south end of the existing classroom wing that includes 3 general classrooms as well as Art, Music, Pre-school, Kindergarten, ELL, and SPED classrooms. Previously the gym at Grant doubled as the cafeteria. The kitchen was in major need of upgrades and didn’t support the school’s mission of fresh food daily. To meet this need, the addition includes a new kitchen and cafeteria freeing up the gym for physical education activities and assemblies. A recent change in the local building codes required schools to include storm shelters. The new cafeteria area now serves as the storm shelter for the building.
The addition has an elevator and another one has been added to the original building making it accessible. The existing restrooms, lounge, and main office have been renovated and, in some cases, enlarged to better accommodate the staff and building users. The building fire alarm system has been upgraded and a fire suppression system added.
At approximately 16,600 sq. ft., the addition has eliminated the need for trailers at the school. The main office entry has been relocated to align with the pickup/drop off loop near the Eco Schoolhouse. The Eco Schoolhouse has not been affected by this project and remains in use for instructional purposes.
16,600 sq. ft.
- two-story addition
- 3 general classrooms
- ELL classroom
- SPED classrooms
- New kitchen
- New cafeteria/Storm shelter
- 2 Elevators