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Category - K-12

French-Immersion School Opens to Students

Smoot Construction has completed construction of the newest Columbus City School, Ecole Kenwood, which is a French-Immersion school. The 66,000 square-foot school, which was designed and constructed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind, also has an amphitheater, state-of-the-art audio-visual and security systems, Wi-Fi throughout, a gymnasium, and indoor and outdoor dining spaces.

The new Ecole Kenwood Elementary School is a replacement building located on the same urban site as the previous school. The project met the challenges of the constricted site while supporting the school’s Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade French language immersion program. High-tech classrooms and flexible collaboration spaces will allow students to explore language through a variety of learning styles.

“It’s (the new facility) only going to enhance the great things that we’ve already begun and allow us to expand our 21st-century learning,” said Emma Corbin, now in her second year as principal at the school.

The new school’s technology, which was incorporated into the building, is designed to help children jump into the next generation.