Walnut Hill PK-8 Leadership Academy, Dallas ISD
A new educational model for the district.
The Walnut Hill Leadership Academy is a new transformation school for 800 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. The design focus was to support the unique needs of the PK-8 model, to allow for the separation of the elementary and middle school students with shared connectivity to multi-purpose spaces. The two-story library sits at the intersection of the two main spines of the building, while the classroom areas are organized into smaller clusters with flexible collaboration spaces for each grade level. Additional science labs for both the elementary students as well as middle school students support the innovative curriculum for the campus. The design is anchored by a shared outdoor learning and dining courtyard, secured and framed by the academic wings and shared program at the center.