Harmony Middle School
St. Cloud, FL
The School District of Osceola County
The new 176,000 SF middle school is located within the planned community of Harmony, FL. The exterior design reflects the unique character of the neighboring Harmony High School. The proximity of the two schools provided an opportunity for the design team to incorporate some shared elements including retention, a practice field, as well as pedestrian connection between the campuses. The cost efficient and highly flexible design includes collaborative learning spaces on the second floor. These spaces have movable, adaptable furniture and 21st century technology to encourage student collaboration. Additionally, the new school incorporates a number of Career/Tech spaces, including: Family & Consumer Science, Public Safety, Business, a STEM lab, and Agricultural lab.