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Fernwood Elementary School

Serving nearly 750 students, Fernwood Elementary’s growth project will address a number of needs, including site circulation and adding a fully accessible and inclusive playground, to support student learning.


Project Information

  • Budget: $30.75 million
  • Funded by: 2022 Capital Bond
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Design-Build Team: NAC Architecture and Abbott Construction


  • February 2022: Voters approve the Capital  Bond

  • November 2022: Progressive design builder team of NAC and Abbott Construction selected

  • January and February: Community engagement on building needs. View the recording of a virtual session.

Project Goals

The overarching goal of this project is to address district growth and reduce portables, improve building conditions, and improve the health and safety of the learning environment. Many decisions about the direction of the Fernwood expansion project will be made in 2023 with input from the community. We will evaluate the building needs in order to prioritize the work that can be included in this expansion project. Northshore previously established the following priorities:

  • Reducing the number of portables and building additional permanent classrooms.

  • Improve building conditions by modernizing the HVAC system and elevator and improving lighting, using sustainable solutions.

  • Install a fully accessible and inclusive playground.

  • Improve circulation and add parking.

  • Improve arrival and supervision of students in administration area.