Boze Elementary is a true community school. Programming reflects the community’s needs by accommodating not only students and staff effectively but also including dedicated spaces for community partners such as social workers and healthcare providers. These flexible spaces can be converted to classrooms should that become a need in the future. A separate entrance to these spaces allows after-hours use.
Community engagement was a focus before and during design, with our team participating in many community events, including a Hopes and Dreams session, where families discussed what they wanted to see in the new school. Inside, the school community will be represented through a Family Wall and Welcome Wall, where photos, news, and celebration of culture will be displayed. Boze Elementary is built in partnership with Korsmo as a design-build team. Boze will open for students in September 2020.