Freeport Elementary Opens in Brazosport ISD
Freeport, Texas – On August 15th, Brazosport ISD celebrated the opening of its newest campus, Freeport Elementary School. This new campus serves as a replacement for the previous Long and Fleming Elementary Schools that served this portion of the district. Freeport Elementary is a 90,438 sf campus, serving up to 750 students in grades PreK-1.
This innovative design is the first of a new prototype elementary design by VLK Architects for Brazosport ISD. The prototype features a secure entry vestibule and three main classroom wings with shared spaces for collaborative learning, all coming together at a central media center. A teaching kiva will allow for small group instruction and connection to the main corridor collaborative space.
The classroom pods, resource rooms, and administration suite share a direct adjacency to the media center. This space provides areas for research, gathering, and teaching with a direct connection to the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, English, Arts, Math) lab and a maker space for student projects. Collaborative spaces are also located in each classroom wing with windows and views to the exterior. The collaboration spaces will also have access to secure outdoor learning stations directly outside of each. Additional play areas can be accessed from the gym and cafeteria to allow for safe and secure outdoor areas for the students.
“VLK is thankful to be a part of the Brazosport ISD team,” said VLK Architects Partner, Todd Lien. “This innovative campus design was a wonderful opportunity for us and we hope it will be the same for the many students filling its halls for years to come.”
“Our new Freeport Elementary School is amazing. Every space is for early childhood learning,” said Brazoport ISD Superintendent, Danny Massey. “It’s not often you get to line a school with palm trees! Great job VLK Architects.”