The new Lyndhurst Middle School is the first new school to be built in the Township of Lyndhurst in nearly 85 years. Through a dynamic collaborative design process, abundant innovative learning spaces that support modern teaching methodologies can be found throughout the school. Almost every space in the school was examined for its potential to serve as a learning environment. Break-out spaces located in corridors outside of classrooms, think tanks, and the grand “learning stair” in the central student commons all promote engagement, discovery, group problem solving, and the open sharing of ideas. Students are also able to take advantage of numerous outdoor classroom spaces, and inviting shared spaces such as the media center and expansive student commons.
The 145,000 SF school is built to accommodate 650 students for grades 6-8. Some of the notable features include a three story academic wing, a visual and performing arts theater, and a full size gymnasium with auxiliary gym, locker rooms, weight room and new multipurpose athletic field. The academic facilities include science labs, a state-of-the-art culinary arts facility and 27 active learning classrooms, many of which are dedicated to instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Technological amenities can be found all through the school, with classrooms boasting the latest AV and IT features, Wi-Fi service and charging stations, and a massive video display screen made up of multiple LED monitors located in the central student commons.
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