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The new Vose Elementary School opened its doors in September 2017. Vose students and staff spent the 2016-2017 school year in a temporary school in the Timberland area, while their school was demolished and rebuilt.

Vose was designed as a prototype school by DLR Group Architects. Sato, Hazeldale and William Walker elementary schools will all have the same design.

The new Vose has a capacity of 750 students. The 87,200-square foot school includes 32 classrooms, 9 additional teaching spaces, a stage, teaching area in the library and a dividable gym. The school was built by Triplett Wellman.

Visitors to the new school may wonder what happened to the two giant sequoia trees that stood in front of the old building. Those trees were cut down to align the school's new main entrance drive to King Blvd. The wood from the trees was repurposed and used for several artistic and functional items in the new school.

Budget: $33,924,000
Funding: 2014 Bond
Schedule: 06/2016 - 09/2017
Status: Complete

Construction Photos

Removal of tree
Removal of tree
Old school being prepared for demolition
Demolition of old school
Demolition of old school
Tree on construction site
Staff dig in dirt at groundbreaking
Students dig in dirt at groundbreaking
Students dig in dirt at groundbreaking
Steel framing of new school
Steel brace during construction
Steel framing of school
Construction of commons area
Commons area under construction
Courtyard under construction
Construction of commons area
Classroom under construction
Exterior paneling being installed on school
Front exterior of school
Owl mosaic on wall of school
Seating area in school
Students on playground
Students in classroom
Front exterior of school
School sign

Fast Facts:

  • Opened September 2017 to replace the school originally constructed in 1959
  • Architect: DLR Group; General Contractor: Triplett Wellman
  • 87,200 square foot building with 750-student capacity
  • More than 140 parking spaces
  • Solar panels generate 84 kW, 20% of what the building uses; enough power to support 8 average U.S. homes
  • Abundant natural light and constant fresh outside air to all classrooms
  • Reinforced structure allows immediate occupancy after a seismic event
  • Centrally located gym, commons and courtyard provide a large venue for school and community events