Wentworth Intermediate School (Grades 3-5) wins two awards:
- American School & University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Design Award, 2016
- LEARNING BY DESIGN Outstanding Project Award, Fall 2016
The new Wentworth Intermediate School exemplifies a technology-rich academic setting with its innovative Learning Commons structure that welcomes creative, interactive learning. The rich array of technological features includes a community lab, video lab, small group rooms, a Makerspace, and interactive classroom whiteboards that connect to 1:1 student tablets. There are four STEM (science, technology, math, engineering) labs and an organic teaching garden to integrate with the school’s curriculum, culture, and food program. Sustainable design elements include an innovative geothermal heating and cooling system supplemented by natural gas and projected to save $70,000 on annual energy costs. Natural materials create a warm and welcoming character and represent the flora and fauna of the nearby Scarborough Marsh, a frequent site of student ecology projects. Wentworth Intermediate is the latest addition to the well-organized central town campus and designed for year-round community use. The Parks and Recreation Office operates on campus and brought new school and summer programs to the district. The school accommodates 800 students.