Mountainside High School opened its doors in September 2017 to freshmen and sophomores, after two years of construction. It is the District's sixth comprehensive high school. Mountainside is the largest project in the 2014 Bond Program and cost $186 million dollars to build. The school was designed by Bora Architects and built by Hoffman Construction.
The school was built on 47 acres and it contains 342,000 square feet of space, including 53 general classrooms, five special education classrooms, and 11 science classrooms. It has a capacity of 2,200 students.
Mountainside is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma School and will also have the IB Middle Years Programme for freshmen and sophomores.
Mountainside offers a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, including marketing, culinary arts and construction.
Funding: 2014 Bond
Schedule: 07/2015 - 08/2017
Opened in September 2017 as the District’s 6th comprehensive high school
Architect: Bora Architects; General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Company
342,000 square foot building with 2,200-student capacity
53 general education classrooms, 5 special education classrooms, 11 science classrooms
CTE programs for Engineering, Construction, Information & Technology, Culinary, Business & Marketing
47-acre lot with turf on all fields; 5-acre dedicated wetlands
LED fixtures with dimmable controls in the building, stadium and parking lots
Solar panels generate 172.5 kW
Abundant natural light and constant fresh outside air
Reinforced structure allows immediate occupancy after a seismic event