University Preparatory Elementary School

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The fast-track K-8 school will serve families in North Baton Rouge.

This elementary school is designed for grades K-5 featuring traditional classrooms with an abundance of natural light to enhance the learning environments, as well as a media center and cafeteria.

When New Schools of Baton Rouge approached GraceHebert with this project there was only 45 days before the project had to start construction. Our team was able to successfully program, design and create construction documents within the 45 days to meet the client’s needs. The construction type for this school was concrete tilt-up panels for the exterior walls, in an effort to also fast-track the construction timeline.

UP ELEMENTARY prepares students in kindergarten through grade five to succeed in middle school, high school, and college. Determined to close the achievement gap of students in Baton Rouge, and dedicated to the philosophy that college starts in kindergarten, UP Elementary brings their mission to life by providing a purposeful learning environment driven by a high expectations culture, best practice instructional strategies, and great human capital.