GH Phipps and Newton Middle School Celebrate Opening of New School
GH Phipps joined Littleton Public Schools and Newton Middle School for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Newton Middle School. The new 165,890-square-foot school is the flagship project for the LPS 2018 Bond Program and is Little Public School’s first replacement school in several decades.
Designed by RTA Architects, the new school incorporates classroom pods with flex breakout spaces, a learning stair, maker spaces, and larger-than-standard classrooms to accommodate varied learning modes. The unique design concept includes outdoor areas directly adjacent to the interior flex breakout and STEM spaces with large openings to allow projects to be moved outdoors.
The design also includes space for the district’s NOVA and BEST programs, which serve K-12 students with special social and emotional needs and students with autism. The program pod will look and feel like the rest of the building but will feature a separate entrance, secure rooms, quiet spaces, and a fenced playground for younger students.
A new junior stadium and playing fields are also on the Newton campus, providing additional playable surfaces for students in both District-sponsored junior varsity and varsity sports as well as club sports in the community.
Photo courtesy of GH Phipps