Sartori Elementary School Updates
Thanks to overwhelming voter support in the Feb. 2016 school construction levy election, a new, much-needed Sartori Elementary School is being built at 332 Park Ave North, Renton.
Because the school is needed now as students and families continue to move into the district, construction of the new school is moving quickly and on-time. Designers and architects from Integrus, using input from teachers, principals and others, designed the three-story, 550-student-school with its defining edge of positioned along Park Ave North; the school bus drop off and parking will be along Garden Ave. North. The playground would be positioned at the north end of the site, along with a park-like green space. The school will be designed to allow flexibility for future use; like walls that can be moved to expand some areas or make two classrooms out of one.
The school will be a kindergarten-through-fifth-grade school and will have a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus. Families from neighborhoods throughout the district could choose to enroll their child in the new school. The school will have flexible learning spaces that can be changed as the needs of students change; and that can be adapted to accommodate new, innovative technologies.
Demolition of the homes on the perimeter of the property happended in mid-June and demolition of the old school building happended in August/September of 2016.
Opening of Sartori Elementary School is scheduled for September 2018.