JFK Charter School

Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Size: 45,000 SF

The JFK Charter School is a workplace-sponsored primary school for 550 children, K-5, for the JFK Medical Center. The school is contains four smaller family groupings with their own commons/dining area. The classrooms are organized around the common spaces. This allows for program flexibility, fosters project work, team building exercises, and interaction between adjacent classes. The school also contains a landscaped central courtyard and a large gym/multipurpose area.

studioMLA Architects was responsible for all design phases and collaborated with a local architect, Donaldson Group, for record drawings. The construction and overall development was overseen by the construction department of Bright Horizons.