A realignment of grades in the Center Moriches School District paved the way for the design of a 1,000-student Secondary School Campus which includes Middle School and High School, on the site which formerly housed just the High School.
Though technically one building, the design architecturally separates the two schools, while allowing them to share the new auditorium and media center. Each school has their own dedicated cafeteria and kitchen and administrative areas. Separate entrances were designed and a reconfiguration of space created “team clusters” within the building.
New locker rooms and a new gymnasium that can be separated into three basketball courts, and includes an indoor pole vault, was built in the High School. The students will share an all-weather track and four tennis courts complete with lighting for evening events.
The new 5,500-square-foot Media Center is approximately three times the size of the old library. The Media Center was created from the original cafeteria. The Media Center is shared by both Middle School and High School students, and the community at large. The Media Center is prominently located adjacent to the main entrance. It features a curved façade and has its own entry to facilitate public access, while maintaining security within the school environment.