A 21st-century upgrade for a 100-year-old school

A 21st-century upgrade for a 100-year-old school

St. Louis-area high school renovated to allow for more flexible, collaborative spaces

The 100-year-old Webster Groves High School, part of the Webster Groves School District in a St. Louis, Mo. suburb, is an important civic landmark. However, its antiquated infrastructure and classrooms ill-equipped for educational media were preventing administrators from fully implementing 21st-century learning models, including blended learning.

This fall, the school of 1,310 students was renovated to allow for more flexible, collaborative spaces for teachers and students to customize for their individual needs. The design and construction firm Wight & Company created a state-of-the-art, four-story, 106,000 square-foot addition to the school that includes 12 new science labs and classrooms for industrial technology, visual arts, and social studies.


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